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Old 05-26-2009, 08:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm currently on Rogers and have a Blackberry Bold. I have a data and voice plan. SMS Text messaging is not included so I'm charged for every time I send and receive texts.

My son is on a pay as you go phone plan with unlimited SMS. How can I send and receive messages with him without subscribing to the Roger's text plan.

It seems silly that I have this Blackberry that can do Email, web browsing, MMS then have to pay an additional 10 to 15 dollars for SMS text messaging.

Any suggestions on a cheaper service out there rather then rogers or some other alternative.

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It is silly, but that's the way the carriers have designed it. The SMS travels the data pipe as part of the "voice channel", rather than data.

You can email your texts to him at [email address]
with the xxxx... being his voice number.
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He's actually using Fido.
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Try using number@fido.ca.

Here is a list of email to SMS gateways

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He's actually using Fido.
lol, google is broken today?
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lol, google is broken today?
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