at the moment I live in Canada and I got a Canadian cell phone from Koodomobile.
My parents in Norway are able to call me at +1 506 ??? ???? but their text messages never arrive. I have tried to get help from Koodomobile but they have no solution that has worked yet. They told them to skip the "+" sign, but then they could not send the message. And they have tried exchanging "+" with "00" but it did not help.
One month ago I had another operator here, Rogers wireless, with a SIM card in my Norwegian phone and with the same number +1 506 ??? ???? and then all messages arrived immediately.
My parents definitely have possibilities to send messages abroad, so that is not the problem. They have two different Norwegian operators and both have the same problem.
However they are able to send me messages from Skype, to +1 506 ??? ???? and they arrive, sometimes late but usually immediately.
Let me add that I have a friend in Czech republic that can easily send me messages, and she uses the number +1 506 ??? ????.
What can my parents do to send me text messages when they don't have Skype available?