2007-06-22, 05:33 AM
i recently got my phone unlocked to work on the fido network, its a rogers registered blackberry 8800. when i try to send a text message i'm being told that i need the service provider's code for the text messaging service, can anyone tell me where that is or how i might find it?
2007-06-22, 06:54 AM
Fido's SMSC is +15149931123 put that in your phone and it should work. I dont know why you need it though? I can send text messages just fine using Rogers SMSC number in my fido phone ie: +17057969300. but try it anyway
2007-06-22, 10:57 AM
thanks for the info, where would i be typing that information in? it shows me a service center phone number that matches the number you gave me but still wont allow me to send the SMS msg's....
when i go into messages, it says that no message servies are configured.... any other ideas?
2007-06-22, 03:09 PM
same thing is also happening when i try to use the browser.... anyone know what i need to do or what i need to get from fido to configure these things?
2007-06-23, 09:05 AM
sorry im not familiar with black berries.. but I know in other phones you can enter an SMSC number and it will not work because its not "set as default" It could very well be there but not chosen so the phone is not smart enough to know what to do
2007-06-24, 12:08 PM
I used to have a Blackberry and messaging was tied into their email extra cost package rather than their basic phone service. This was with Rogers (not Fido). So check with Fido tech support to ensure they can even do it for your.
2007-07-06, 11:05 AM
To send or receive an SMS, there needs to be an intermediate number to receive your incoming message, and forward it to you when you are connected. This number also takes your outgoing message and sends it to wherever when it can be recieved. Your phone must know to go to this number when you send an SMS, or when you are to receive one. Such a number can differ between companies. Some phones seem able to detect this number on their own, and others need to be configured. Try to find some entry on your phone which says configuration, and enter the number there. I hope this helps.
2007-07-06, 06:36 PM
The SMSC number is only required for Receiving text messages (sms) your phone will receive messages just fine even with no SMS number programmed into it. SMS receiving is PUSHED by the network, so problems receiving SMS can be A) billing B) network outages C) Inter carrier gateway problems D) faulty phone/sim card
2007-07-09, 01:40 PM
Browsers usually have to be unlocked separately. Branded phones provided by a wireless provider usually make it so that you can't edit the configuration for the built-in browser. Unbranded phones have settings that you can change. Having an unlocked phone means you can use it for calls on any network that supports the frequencies the phone has, but you still have to be able to edit the configuration settings for the browser to use the browser on any provider.
I'm not sure why SMS isn't working though. I have a few unlocked branded phones and I can use them fine with SMS, even if I can't use the browser.