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texting

How do you send a text message to a shortcode that is neither a phone number nor an e-mail address?
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Re: texting

Go to Messages > Compose SMS Text. It displays your address book and if your scroll to the top you can select [Use Once]. Then key in what ever number you want.
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Re: Re: texting

Thanks, but that doesn't work. When I use "once only", I am given only 2 options:an e-mail address or a phone number. When I try to enter the shortcode {5-6 digits}, the message cannot be sent.
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Re: texting

what is a shortcode ? are you referring to PIN codes ?



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Re: Re: texting

A shortcode is 5-6 digits usually associated with a news or information site. For example, if I want to receive SMS news alerts from CNN, I need to send a text message to a 6 digit number with the key word "ALERTS". Does that make any sense?
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Re: Re: texting

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singersplace wrote:
A shortcode is 5-6 digits usually associated with a news or information site. For example, if I want to receive SMS news alerts from CNN, I need to send a text message to a 6 digit number with the key word "ALERTS". Does that make any sense?

Okay so basically, you want to send an SMS to CNN, and the text in the SMS is very short like "JOANNA" or "ALERT". It's okay, actually the CNN 6-digit number will be recognized by the blackberry as a valid SMS number. Say it's 62020 so send ALERT to the 62020 number.
Message Edited by Xandrex on 08-02-2008 01:27 AM



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Re: Re: Re: texting

Thanks;got it!
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Re: texting

I'm not understanding what I'm suppose to do to use a shortcode. I keep putting the 6-digit # in the "to:" location & "bal" in the message space where you would normally put your text message you wanted to text someone. However it's still not working.