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Can I send a text message to a 5-digit "text" number via the

by AiXeLsyD13 / August 27, 2008 6:06 AM PDT

Can I send a text message to a 5-digit "text" number via the web?

If I want to send a text message to the local radio station at their number (say 55555), but don't want to use my phone... can I do it?

I tried via Yahoo! mail where I can send SMS messages to phone numbers, but it won't take the 'short' number. (A regular phone # has 10 digits, the # provided only has 5 digits... yet works from a phone...)

How does this stuff work anyway...?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 27, 2008 6:12 AM PDT
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It seems ...
by Kees Bakker / August 27, 2008 6:13 AM PDT

that most of such special numbers aren't free to send to. They'll send something back and charge you for that. Like voting for a competition on TV or receiving your daily horoscope. When sending from a non-regular phone that scheme won't work, and it's quite understandable such numbers are excluded by the Yahoo! software.

If you want to stay anonymous better buy a pay-as-you-go card and a suitable phone for the purpose.


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Five Digit Text
by sbachm01 / June 14, 2009 3:03 AM PDT

This website allows it, along with 4 digit, 6 digit, or standard 10 digit numbers.

There was talk of them starting to charge. If you want to help keep it free, click on an ad or two while you're there!

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Can't create an account
by 19872008 / August 24, 2009 3:42 PM PDT
In reply to: Five Digit Text

Every time I try to create an account, it says "Error creating user, please try again later."

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(NT) worked for me. Thanks!
by mm2145 / July 18, 2012 5:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Five Digit Text
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