I've got something reallyboring to say:
Although comments here may not be technically correct, the answers here are in plain English to be able to grasp the basics of the complicated mobile communications structures.
Why can't I send a text message from UK to USA ( or USA to UK )
( or why you have to use our text to e-mail option )
The boring answers ( but on a need to know basis )
Main Reason But see bottom to see how to
Text messages go via the the transmitters within your country. ( See transmitter Descp )
Transmitters have a range of 2 miles max, otherwise your brains would be fried.
Radio waves travel in a straight line, so wont go round the bend in the earth to or from UK--USA, so would need billions worth of satellites.
( See Other reason. )
Yes - But how can I text India and Australia
( round the curve of the earth ) from UK and
not America from UK
In Theory, text messages are sent to your nearest network transceiver, then passed from transmitter to transmitter till it reaches its final destination.
The range of the transmitters is up to 2 miles ( no buildings in the way )
Slightly more powerful transmitters are placed on the coast of England and France
so there is a direct land mass route to India etc etc
Other reason is that from UK across to Australia, we use 900 + 1800 Mhz GSM systems, so no problem to send + receive text at 900 or 1800 Mhz.
North America use 800 and 1900 Mhz so a garbled message would be received.
But Australia ?
Either one satellite hovering above Australia and Indonisa to reach the nearest land mass, or island hoping across Indonisa to India, to send text messages.
Why then - cant we send text messages by satellite to America?
Until recently, text messaging was not an important life form in the USA, especially when they have free local land line calls. And to text outside USA was even less important. - Takes 2 to Tango. or is it....... 2 to text.
Even if the phone frequencies DO prevent transfer of text messages.
So - The answer is ?
1) You cant send text messages between UK and America.
( However, before we are shot down in flames, - only one company will allow text messages, but it cost so much to set up, others have not followed.)
BUT - Use OUR text to E-mail
2) Send a text message as an e-mail. ( 160 character limit, - same as text message limitations )
Our phones ------ send message to ANY e-mail address.
Receive a text message via e-mail sent to your phone.
Our phones------- send message to ANY e-mail address.
Receive a text message via internet SMS program sent to your phone.
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