Log in

View Full Version : AT&T Wireless Adds International Text Messaging

David McNamee
09-18-2003, 04:02 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.mobiletracker.net/archives/2003/09/17/att_wireless_pu.php' target='_blank'>http://www.mobiletracker.net/archives/2003/09/17/att_wireless_pu.php</a><br /><br /></div>Since AT&T Wireless is rolling out a Smartphone soon, this has relevance for own little community. MobileTracker reports that AT&T now supports sending SMS messages to international numbers. <br /><br />From the article: "As of today, you can send an SMS to: Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Germany, Mexico, Philippines, Panama, Peru, Saipan, Singapore, United Kingdom, and Venezuela."<br /><br />Details from AT&T Wireless <a href="http://www.attws.com/messaging/text/international.jhtml">here</a>.

09-18-2003, 04:21 AM
Gah! Just after my sister gets back from London of course. oh well. Should be fun to get in touch with the international friends.

09-18-2003, 12:26 PM
So, according to the AT&T site they only can send international SMS messages to ONE country in Europe - United Kingdom. AT&T are now about to the level of Verizon in intercarrier international SMS messaging, which is at Grade 1 in school. This is truly sad to see when InphoMatch, both carriers' intercarrier messaging company, has been ready for over 9 months to switch them on, but are waiting on the carriers.

SMS cannot be beat when I'm communicating with executives from other companies in Europe where we do business; I can get an answer faster than email and cheaper than phone. Just another reason I switched from Verizon to T-Mobile - it's a global economy, stupid!

David Hughes
09-18-2003, 03:52 PM
Let me just get this right... up until now you couldn't (at least on AT&T) sms outside the US?

Amazing 8O

David McNamee
09-18-2003, 04:12 PM
Let me just get this right... up until now you couldn't (at least on AT&T) sms outside the US?
I think you could send messages to Canada - I'm not certain since I've never tried.
Amazing 8O
Welcome to the world of North American wireless carriers! :oops:

09-18-2003, 05:07 PM
And don't forget, AT&T charges 25 cents per outgoing SMS to another country, whereas T-Mobile gives you 500 SMS at $2.99...no wonder people are complaining about AT&T pricing and service these days.

09-18-2003, 06:23 PM
no ireland :(

by bro and sis-in-law are both on AT&T - would have been nice to be included (there are *a few* people with irish links in the US ;))