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Is it still possible to send SMS messages from the internet to a Pay as You Go Rogers phone?

bogdanlazar
I plan to stick around

For more than 15 years I have received SMS messages from a person outside Canada who used this address to send the texts: http://websms.rogers.page.ca/2way  (The received messages were evidently paid by me but the person abroad did not spent a cent.)

 

Recently, I was told that the service does no longer work.

 

Question: Is there another possibility for sending SMS texts from the internet to my phone, or Rogers does no longer offer this kind of service?

 

(I mention that I use Rogers Pay as You Go cards) 

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Re: Is it still possible to send SMS messages from the internet to a Pay as You Go Rogers phone?

RogersMoin
Moderator
Moderator

Hello, @bogdanlazar.

 

Thank you for posting your query in the Community. The 2-way text messaging service is a handy tool to reach out to Rogers wireless customers. The service should be available now. 

 

Cheers,
RogersMoin

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Re: Is it still possible to send SMS messages from the internet to a Pay as You Go Rogers phone?

OLDYELLR
I'm a senior advisor

Here is an old thread on the subject. I remember being able to do it using a Rogers address and also several sites on the web. I can see the advantage of using a real keyboard instead a very tiny one. Besides, my computers are always on, but I only turn my cellphone on and take it with me when I leave the house,

 

I would like to see an official answer from @CommunityHelps  But it's my guess that such a feature could be abused by telemarketers to send out mass spam texts.


Rogers PayGo. Location: S-W Ontario

Re: Is it still possible to send SMS messages from the internet to a Pay as You Go Rogers phone?

RogersMoin
Moderator
Moderator

Hello, @bogdanlazar.

 

Thank you for posting your query in the Community. The 2-way text messaging service is a handy tool to reach out to Rogers wireless customers. The service should be available now. 

 

Cheers,
RogersMoin

Re: Is it still possible to send SMS messages from the internet to a Pay as You Go Rogers phone?

bogdanlazar
I plan to stick around

RogersMoin,

 

The page : http://websms.rogers.page.ca/2way/ is back online now. I can access it. Thank you for your help.

Re: Is it still possible to send SMS messages from the internet to a Pay as You Go Rogers phone?

bogdanlazar
I plan to stick around

As a remark: It appears that the string websms.rogers.page.ca/2way triggers a spam alarm in @User3314.com.

I have tried twice to announce the person who had told me about the impossibility of sending SMS-es using the internet, each time adding a link to the page, in the body of the email, and saying the service came back online. 

 

This is what I included in the first email: 

"http://websms.rogers.page.ca/2way/"

 

and here is what I wrote the second time:

( "->websms.rogers.page.ca/2way" )

 

In both situations I received back this message:


"Failure Notice Yahoo/Inbox
MAILER-DAEMON@yahoo.com <mailer-daemon@yahoo.com>

To:[me***]@yahoo.com, Sun., Aug. 8  ... .
Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address.
<[someone***]@yahoo.com>:
554: Message not allowed - [PH01] Email not accepted for policy reasons. Please visit https://postmaster.verizonmedia.com/error-codes
---------- Forwarded message ----------"

 

Finally, I sent an email, to the same person, without including the above mentioned string and I have received no failure notice.

Re: Is it still possible to send SMS messages from the internet to a Pay as You Go Rogers phone?

For anyone who finds this thread: service NO LONGER EXISTS. 

http://websms.rogers.page.ca/2way does not resolve (no DNS entry).

Email to SMS is likewise cancelled. 

Re: Is it still possible to send SMS messages from the internet to a Pay as You Go Rogers phone?

Hmm
I'm a senior enthusiast
It's a terrible shame this service has been discontinued. There are many reasons for using this service. But despite Rogers incredible high profit margins, they got rid of it. Let the posturing and gaslighting begin...
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