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Text messages to Switzerland

Verizon does not support text messages to or from Switzerland. Can anyone suggest anyway to do this? A search shows an SMS forwarding service called Ipipi. Anyone heard of it or have any experience with it? Is there a free service that does the same thing? Thanks.

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Here's something to try.

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Have the person in Switzerland to send a text to your email address. You then have their email address for their phone. Add the email address to your address book as an email address. Now make your text message and then select their email address and then hit send. All Verizon knows is that the text message is going to an email address. Standard text message rates should apply.

I send text messages from my phone to my email address all the time, so I don't forget to do things. Must be because at 50, your CRS kicks in.


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In reply to: Here's something to try.

There are many lawsuits and potential legislation being considered to block the sending and receiving of text messages to the email address of the end-users phone. This is the greatest source of SPAM text messaging.

You should consider using a web-based software that allows text messages to be sent or received as "One to One" or "One to Many" to cell phones in foreign countries.

There are some challenges to that, but in the very near future, the end-users will have the right if not be required by the FCC to block those unsolicited SMS messages sent via those cell phone emails or the public portals.

The use of Long Codes" will expand your reach and enhance your ability to communicate in real time.

Hint: T-mobile is a truly International Cell Provider.

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Swiss providers don't have email adresses

In reply to: Here's something to try.

Hey there, ran into this very problem a few months back. The Swiss providers don't have email adresses for their useres cell phones. SwissCom provides some kind of expensive service to enable some functionality for this but it only would work for you to send text using a program on your computer. I found that Skype was the best way to communicate. I konw that it's not as convinient as texting but they have hot spots all over in Switzerland and if you have webcams then you can video chat too. Just schedule a time to talk, I usually got up around 8am pacific and would catch my girlfriend just getting off work there at 5pm. Skype is free, easy to set up, and offers many different ways to communicate. If you both have smart phones you might be able to find a Skype client to use for texting while you're on the go.

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