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hugnelia
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Make webtext internationally compatible

Just an idea:
At the moment webtext is not internationally compatible.

eg: A receiptient of a webtext in Australia cannot reply to it, as the international prefix there is not 00.

 

Dozens of other countries also have different international prefix.

 

I suggest changing the prefix on webtexts from 00 to +, allowing all international users to be able to respond to them.

 

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Sean

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Re: Make webtext internationally compatible

Thanks Sean, we appriciate the feedback. I think there are technical reasons as to why we can't do this but I'll look into it for you :smileyhappy:
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Re: Make webtext internationally compatible

This is a major irritant and should be resolved regardless of technical difficulties. If it's possible from a mobile phone then it should be a piece of cake to do it in software. Come on folks let's see this implemented. Cheers Bruce
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Re: Make webtext internationally compatible

It has more to do with the foreign networks then it does with our own. Saying that the standard for this service is evolving behind the scenes for all networks and the service should be back to normal soon when all company's are working off the same standard..
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hugnelia
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Re: Make webtext internationally compatible

AFAIK most civilised countries support the + syntax.
Some countries don't, but I expect it's considerably less number than those that don't support 00 prefix

Example of some of the coutries that don't support 00:
Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Russia, Finland, Korea, Thailand

I think + is a much better situation.
With the tons of Irish that head to Oz every year, this alone should justify it..

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O2_Kevin
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Re: Make webtext internationally compatible

There's more technical challenges than the number format. Webtexts are delivered with "type of number" flag set to free, and many foreign networks reject that flag. The US networks being a prime example
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Re: Make webtext internationally compatible

Thanks iBore for that.
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Re: Make webtext internationally compatible

and what does "type of number" flag have to do with the sent from number being +xxx rather than 00xxx?
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O2_Kevin
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Re: Make webtext internationally compatible

Sorry, just meant that "sent from" number can be worked around by the end user. Type of number or TON just gets rejected by the receiving network. I'll stop now, didn't get this user name by being interesting, smiley wink blah blah.
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Re: Make webtext internationally compatible

how can the "sent from" number can be worked around by the end user using webtext?
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Re: Make webtext internationally compatible

eg: A receipient of a webtext in Australia cannot reply to it, as the international prefix there is not 00.

I think the end user in Australia at least receives the text, and can compose a reply by manipulating the number,where as your recipient in the US gets nada
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Re: Make webtext internationally compatible

Just spotted all my crappy English, should have said recipient instead of end user
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Re: Make webtext internationally compatible

 


iBore wrote:
eg: A receipient of a webtext in Australia cannot reply to it, as the international prefix there is not 00.

I think the end user in Australia at least receives the text, and can compose a reply by manipulating the number,where as your recipient in the US gets nada

 

what do YOU think most of this thread is about??? do us all a favour and read the whole thread before subtracting your 2c worth.

 

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Re: Make webtext internationally compatible

Ouch?
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Re: Make webtext internationally compatible

 


aztrix wrote:

 


iBore wrote:
eg: A receipient of a webtext in Australia cannot reply to it, as the international prefix there is not 00.

I think the end user in Australia at least receives the text, and can compose a reply by manipulating the number,where as your recipient in the US gets nada

 

what do YOU think most of this thread is about??? do us all a favour and read the whole thread before subtracting your 2c worth.

 


who got out of bed on the wrong side? :smileywink:

 

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Re: Make webtext internationally compatible

rotfl :-) ... agh the bed wasn't too bad, sorry for being blunt ibore, i'm sure you do add a lot to the o2 community, i'll temper my responses in future :-D

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How sad am I I just had to google rotfl!! ;-) :-)

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Rotflmao :smileytongue:
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Surely you mean rotflmbo?! ;-) Delay was me looking up google again!!! :-p

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Really?!

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