After months of search the conclusion can be drawn that you cannot use bi-directional sms on Mike. After suffering from this for over two years here is the best solution I have come up with fellow Mike users:
- can use your browser and go through the combersome 5 step process. But it works.
- alternatively you can use email and just email
and when the person 1234567890 replys it will reply to your email. If you are not on a BES you will have a short 2-10min typical email lag (where sms is instant), but you will be able to chat with the other person as easy as other BB sms user. i have gone as far as saving the email address
for my most common sms chat partners. It works.
- you will receive them alright, but you will never know who it is. sms messages such as the following may be lost forever:
- happy birthday
- merry xmas
- happy new year
- what are u doing?
- busy tonight?
- haven't heard from u in a while. What's new?
OR THE MOST FRUSTRATING OF ALL
getting the following at 130am on a saturday night
- hey u
ru busy? We should hook up.....;)
I will be switching to PCS when the numbers are free in canada as they were in the US back in april 05.