If you've got a T-Mobile cell phone, here's the lowdown on using SMS text messaging with your mobile.
Maximum message length: 160 characters (including email address, subject line, and body of the message). The subject line is limited to 16 characters and the body of the message can be no longer than 140 characters.
What happens to longer messages: Unknown
Cost per message: 10 cents per message. Messages to non-U.S. recipients cost 15 cents to send; sending messages while you are outside the U.S. costs 35 cents. T-Mobile's "Messaging Value Bundles" are cheaper if you send hundreds of SMS messages per month; they start at $4.99 for 400 messages/month and go up to $14.99 for unlimited messages.
One fairly unique feature T-Mobile has is if you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org you can include picture attachments and it will be converted to a MMS message and send the picture to your phone.
If you're using outlook you should copy/paste the picture into the email instead of using the 'attach' button. It sets up the headers differently.
W hat has happened to my text messages that are longer than+140 characters is that it divides into 2 massages the first containing the first half and shortly after the second half arrives. I have T-Mobile and my girlfriend has Cingular we both write long messages.
Oddly, for me, longer messages get divided into a bunch of SMS messages (instead of into an MMS message), but that could simply be because of the data plan I have, TMo doesn't make any extra money by sending it as an MMS message.
Thanks much for everyone's input on this topic.
Currently I'm working on implementing an SMS Status program for my server to text me with vital (and not so vital) status messages (such as UPS/Power status, server errors, and messages when certain sites are loaded). Any suggestions for that would be great (if need be I am going to set up a mail server and send via that - but optimally, using something like WGet and duplicating what their web form sends would be simpler I think).
I am living in Germany and have a t-mobile plan on my cell. i have been trying to send messages to my phone using email and it hasn't been working. so how do i send it to a phone which has the 0049 prefix?
I recently received a pic msg from a number I didn't recognize,however the pic was of a friend of mine. I replied to the number and the person had no idea what I was talking about. It was another tmobile customer.I asked my friend to confirm that she did in fact send that pic from HER phone and no one elses and she did only send the pic from HER phone. Why would it have a different number attached to it?any ideas?
I got a blackberry curve with T-mobile 2 days ago. I was able to send text messages to Sprint phones, but I couldn't receive them. I was also unable to send or receive texts from AT&T phones. I have no problems sending or receiving Verizon texts. I called customer service and they told me I may need to replace my SIM card, which I did yesterday. I am still experiencing the same problem. Customer support said it may take 72 hours for my phone to work properly. Has anyone else had similar issues, and if so, were they able to resolve them?
I have my mail from AOL forwarded to my T Mobile phone. Does anybody know if all the mail which hits the cell is charged? If so, how can I stop the junk mail from coming across other than trying to stop it from hitting my AOL account?
i live in london and ive got a t-mobile plan...ive been trying to figure out the email address for my number..i tired quite a few...but it does'nt work....does anyone know how i can fin out my t-mobile email address for text messaging services...thanks