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Texting messages from Russia to USA cell phones??

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  1. Guinevere
    Member

    My phone is American and I seem to get through okay ti my friend's cell phone who is Russian. He seems to be having a lot of problems that his text messages aren't going through to my cell phone number and we're not sure if we have all the right numbers including my own phone.

    I appreciate all your help.

    Guinevere.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. admin
    Key Master

    Hello Guinevere,

    Your friend should enter +1 ??? ??? ????. The plus sign in the beginning can be entered pressing the star key (*) twice on some phones. Also, your friend must make sure he subscribes to a wireless plan that allows international calling/texting.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. Guinevere
    Member

    I have to add 011 and then 7 and then my cell phone number and it goes through smoothly. He tried doing 011 and then my number and it didn't go through. :(

    So if he adds the plus sign and 1 after it and the my number, it should go through??

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. admin
    Key Master

    011 works from the US and Canada. Other countries have different exit codes. Russia's exit code is 810 with a pause between 8 and 10. This works for calls, but in order to send text messages you must use the plus sign instead. The plus sign replaces the exit code. You too could use the plus sign instead of 011 when calling/texting to an international number using your US cell phone.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  5. Guinevere
    Member

    Well I gave him these numbers to try, I'm not even sure if thus will work. :)

    8 + 1 + 616 and then my number

    OR

    + 1 + 616 and then my number.

    Will those work?

    Posted 8 years ago #
  6. admin
    Key Master

    As I advised you above the correct way to dial is: + 1 616 ??? ????. You must literally enter the plus sign before 1.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  7. Guinevere
    Member

    Well he tried the + 1 and then 616 and got nothing. Yes his phone does send out text messages.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  8. admin
    Key Master

    This is the correct way to send texts. If they don't go through the problem is somewhere else. Sorry, but it's hard for me to guess what it is. Often texting does not work because of different technologies used by the two wireless providers. Advise your Russian friend to call his wireless provider and inquire about this.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  9. admin
    Key Master

    This is the correct way to send texts. If they don't go through the problem is somewhere else. Sorry, but it's hard for me to guess what it is. Often texting does not work because of different technologies used by the two wireless providers/networks. Advise your Russian friend to call his wireless provider and inquire about this.

    Posted 8 years ago #

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