Thank you for posting this ... @pcs.rogers.com with the "reply yes" confirmation was annoying.
I am having the exact same issue, all different numbers, why is this so difficult? Anyone have any ideas?
According to several sources on the net, I should be able to send a text message to my friend's Rogers cell phone from Outlook on my PC, by sending to "firstname.lastname@example.org". This does not work.
The Rogers site includes an Outlook plugin, but the person installing the plugin has to have a Rogers wireless account, and I do not, so that is of no use to me.
Can anyone here tell me if it is possible to send text messages through an email client on a PC to Rogers accounts? I can to it to Bell subscribers, but so far, not Rogers.
Thank you for your post!
I understand you're looking for information on sending messages to our Rogers email@example.com from Outlook. The @pcs.rogers.com is more designed as an Email -to -TXT notification service which will always give the recipient the option (by text notification) to receive the message, or block the sender from sending future messages.
Please Note: a monthly fee of $5 applies when the recipient subscribe to the Email -to -TXT Direct Delivery Option.
*Regular Text Message charges will apply to reply to a Message Alert, click here for more information.
I would recommend using firstname.lastname@example.org this Email to Text service (SMTP) is more convenient and a widely used method to sending messages as an SMS from any email address to a Rogers mobile phone. So you'll be able to send from an email program like Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc. Please keep in mind any charges to the recipient for Email -to -TXT depends on that persons plan and works the same way as if the messages were sent from a mobile device.
As for the Outlook Plug-in this lets our customers send e-mails from Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express as SMS text messages to anyone with a mobile phone in North America.
Hope this helps,
Thank you Arthur, but, using the @pcs.rogers.com, the recipient is not seeing anything. He is not getting a notification of a message, he is not getting the message. So, it's not a case of him agreeing to pay to see my message. I will try the sms option.
On the Outlook plugin, if I understood the website and your reply correctly, I cannot use that plugin unless I am a Rogers wireless customer. Correct? Since I am not, then I cannot use it to send a message from Outlook to a Rogers wireless customer. So, in short, to use the plugin, both the sender and the recipient must be Rogers wireless customers. It seems odd to me. If both of us were Rogers wireless customers, we would not need to use Outlook at all. We could simply text from our phones.
Thank you for your patience.
The fact the Rogers customer you're trying to send a message to is not seeing anything at all is something entirely different. So if nothing is received from you on their end you can have them test it by simply sending a message from their own email address to their own number. If it works have them forward the email to you so you can confirm the information/method they used, if it dosen't work, tell them about your Rogers Community Forums family to see if they'll join and I'll fix it for them.
With the Outlook-Plugin, you're correct it's for Rogers customers only, the Outlook-Plugin allows Rogers customers to use the Email -to -TXT feature for sending messages to both non-Rogers customers as well as Rogers customers, so the recipient dosen't need to be Rogers wireless customer.