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Why doesn't this web-based SMS service let us send messages to short-code addresses or extra-long phone numbers?

Update:10-11Source: network consolidation
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Hey, every SMS program that runs on a standard computer (I mean rather than a tablet computer) that I've ever seen won't let us send SMS text messages to short codes--such as a radio station at 57500 or whatever. My phone can do it, so why not here? So Verizon, will you please upgrade it so that it will do that?
Also, the same question goes for international numbers (yes, the site would make our account pay for those, right?), where 011 and then a country code longer than 1 digit (like longer than our 1 here) are needed. My phone can do it, so why not here? So Verizon, will you please upgrade it so that it will do that, too?

The Best Answer

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MaxxFordham wrote:
Haha, OH! I didn't notice that whole "Verizon Wireless" limitation before. Huh.... Oh wait, so you're saying that sending them from the website is free then, huh? That's interesting.
Yes, messaging done on the Verizon site does not go against your allowance.  The phone number you put in is so the recipient will know who it is from and can respond.  If they respond to your phone number, and you get the text on your phone, that would be charged to your phone. I believe if you use a nickname, it will be sent to [email protected] and not go through your phone number.