Originally Posted by jungleland
Not quite sure what you just said. but teleflip works for FREE on all carriers..
I think i have to carefully explain the Situation with Rogers and SMS here. You non-rogers customers won't quite get it:
if you email <number>@pcs.rogers.com, which is how you normally send a Rogers customer a SMS from your computer/blackberry/etc:
a) a SMS message shows up on the other users cellphone saying 'you have recieved a message from <number>, reply with READ to read the message
b) you reply to this SMS number (it's a Rogers number) with READ, this means you send an OUTGOING SMS to read the message, costs you $.20
c) the rogers system sends you the message over SMS once you reply accordingly above
Not only that, but you have to SIGN UP for the service first. This e-mail to SMS system costs $5/month from any Rogers phone. it is not free, PLUS you still pay for outgoing SMS at least .20c each.
The teleflip service, when used, brings Rogers customers to this exact scenario. it is not free. You have to go through the e-mail to SMS process as described above. This means the END USER pays, not you. Still not good.
If you use the Rogers SMS website to send someone a SMS http://www.rogers.com/english/wireless/sendpcs.html
This COMPLETELY bypasses the e-mail to SMS thing and sends direct SMS messages. Unfortunately, this does not work from the Blackberry browser. If this worked from the BB browser, you could send SMS messages for free using your GPRS data plan. Unfortunately, it's not that simple to find a way to bypass Rogers silly rules and ways to force people to pay for outgoing SMS.