Check your plan to see if it allows incoming/outgoing international SMS. I have T-mobile in Hawaii and my gf has MoviStar. We text each other all the time, but the only problem is that every once in awhile, we don't receive our messages for up to 12 hours. This problem usually occurs on the weekends.
Hi, I just bought a Claro SIM card (for a cheap nokia phone I bought from the claro shop) and CANT send or recieve texts from New Zealand. I went into the Claro office and they said that since they have no friendly deal with a cell phone company in New Zealand you simply cant text NZ. Also when my family in NZ try to text me my phone will not recieve texts from NZ (and Australia). The girl in the shop said they really only have friendly deals with Spain and US.
Has anyone else found a way to text internationally (other than Spain or US) with Claro prepay?
most of my family in australia have no problems receiving my messages, however I don't receive theirs. A few months back I used to get them randomly, but now pretty much nothing. I text a friend in the UK recently and she didn't get it.
I am with movistar and have prepaid... ie I bought the chip for my own phone.
The carriers usually have an agreement to send/receive sms over their networks. Check both sides (your carrier's international SMS service) and your friend's abroad to make sure they partnered.
I checked Claro's web site and in their international SMS page, they do list "Nueva Zelanda" via "Telecom" agreement. That's no garantee it works, but it is what they have posted (which some times is inaccurate.)
Since you have a pre-paid, maybe you may want to consider switching? You can buy another SIM card or borrow a cell from a friend to test. Personal's international SMS page does not list NZ, but Movistar's SMS page does (cick "a quien le puedo enviar?").
Even if it works, like others have said here, international sms to/from Argentina does not seem to be reliable.
After som trial and error me and my bf in BsAs managed to text eachother, he can send texts directly to my swedish number, however, when I get it, it appears as coming from the UK. I can't text straight to his number but have to reply to his messages, through the UK number... I have no idea of how this works, but since we figured it out it has been pretty reliable. I can call his number though, but my number doesn't appear in his phone, but some other random number. He has MoviStar and I use a swedish operator.