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Old 01-15-2011, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an unlocked 8900 Curve from Rogers and I am now on prepaid with Optus (Australia). I can send and receive local SMS messages and I can send international texts with no problems, but when someone from Canada sends me a message I cannot recieve it. The same person can successfully send other Aussie numbers text messages with no problems (not user error) and I've tested with several other Canadian phones/providers.

It seems like the Rogers software is still on the phone, but it is definitely unlocked and working on the optus network (no data though - prepaid).

Any ideas what the cause and fix of this issue might be?

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I'm just spitballing here, but the fact that you have no BB data plan might be partly to blame. Yeah, I know SMS messages come in over the phone plan, and you can get domestic texts. But I'm thinking that international texts might not be included in a pre-paid plan. Call Optus and ask them specifically about international texts on a pre-paid plan.
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Optus does have a few international pre-paid plans that include text messages. The service plan you have may not allow full service. I would call Optus and check your plan or go to their web site for details. The BB os should not be a issue if the phone is unlocked but you do realize the full features of a BB cannot be used without a Blackberry Data plan.
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