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help, texting to the usa


I'm trying to text somebody who lives in USA but neither of our messages are coming through? I'm using an Iphone 4.

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Are you using imessage or just regular text?
Are you using imessage or just regular text?regular text!
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Are you using imessage or just regular text?Are you on a place with good coverage to be able to receive and make calls? Are you able to text other people? You may try to power cycle your iPhone and re-try...
Are you using imessage or just regular text?Yes and yes. i've been able to text with other people in canada
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Are you using imessage or just regular text?hmm.... Who is their service provider?
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Are you using imessage or just regular text?can you receive from the number you're texting to, if yes reply to their message without using your contacts, if message goes through, delete contacts and recreate it.
Just to make sure, are you sending the messages like this country code+areacode+phone number?
Reference: http://help.koodomobile.com/plans-add-ons-data-and-other-services/text-and-messaging/what-calling-code-do-i-use-for-international-texts If you're using international messaging (including US), you should follow this format: 011 + 1 + area code + rest of their number ex. 011 1 828 5551234
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Reference: http://help.koodomobile.com/plans-add-ons-data-and-other-services/text-and-messaging/w...011 is not used for texting to the US.
Reference: http://help.koodomobile.com/plans-add-ons-data-and-other-services/text-and-messaging/w...^ i was using 011 so is that the issue?
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Reference: http://help.koodomobile.com/plans-add-ons-data-and-other-services/text-and-messaging/w...That'd do it.
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Reference: http://help.koodomobile.com/plans-add-ons-data-and-other-services/text-and-messaging/w...Give it a try and see what happens. Was your friend in the US doing the same thing with your number though?
Reference: http://help.koodomobile.com/plans-add-ons-data-and-other-services/text-and-messaging/w...so if using 011 isn't for the US then what number should i use?
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Reference: http://help.koodomobile.com/plans-add-ons-data-and-other-services/text-and-messaging/w...1+area code+phone number Just like in Canada
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If you're using an iPhone there's a possibility that you're accidentally sending iMessages. If the recepient isn't using an iPhone (or is using an iPhone that's never connected to the internet) the messages won't arrive. Are the text bubbles blue? That's an easy way to tell.
Make sure Data is turned on! It could just be a little glitch between the network and the network the other party is on.

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