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FP Messaging app and public transit service

Arturo GarciaArturo Garcia FreedomPop Newbie Posts: 1
Because I don't have a car, I use my city's text service to check when the next bus is arriving at any given stop. Info here: http://www.sdmts.com/go.asp

The service works by texting the stop number to a 5-digit city number. But, because it's not a full phone number, FP's messenger won't send the message. Just bringing this to your attention in the hopes you have a fix soon.

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  • njfulwider5njfulwider5 FreedomPop Newbie, FreedomPop Master, Test Role, FreedomPop Expert, FreedomFan, Android Master , FP Flyer Posts: 10,413 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Arturo Garcia
    Freedompop does support Short code, mms>But from what I hear there working on it?

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  • SouthernSouthern FreedomPop Newbie Posts: 2
    NJfulwider5 is correct. Services such as these that offer texting to 5-6 digit numbers are called "Short Codes". Short Codes are implemented on the carrier side, and pretty much only the major carriers. It's very difficult for a VOIP application to support short codes, since VOIP bypasses the carriers (and FP is basically just a VOIP app sitting on top of a phone with a data plan. While a FP has a "real" Sprint phone number, it's not used for anything other than tracking data usage). I don't know of ANY VOIP app that support Short Codes except maybe for Google Voice, and I haven't had any luck in getting THOSE to work yet either (for places like Paypal & my bank, for use in 2-factor authentication).
  • pleomorphpleomorph FreedomPop Newbie Posts: 6
    Hi @Arturo Garcia, while texting short codes like that doesn't work with FreedomPop at this time, it looks like that transit service has an Android app you could use instead: http://www.sdmts.com/go_app.asp
  • njfulwider5njfulwider5 FreedomPop Newbie, FreedomPop Master, Test Role, FreedomPop Expert, FreedomFan, Android Master , FP Flyer Posts: 10,413 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Arturo Garcia

    That is 3 great answers...please when you get a chance, let us know if these helped?

    Good Job Guys!!!! @pleomorph‌ @Southern‌

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  • djinksdjinks FreedomPop Newbie, FreedomPop Expert Posts: 1,270 ✭✭✭✭
    Google Hangouts may work for you. Try it.
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