Mexico/Caribbean Text

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I just bought the $15 text add-on for Mexico and the Caribbean. To text from Cuba to Canada do I have to use a country code prefix? What about updating Facebook with their 32665 number?
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Bill

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Yes you do need to use country code, the add-on is for rates
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Hello

Here is for the 1st question

dial 119 + 1 + Area code + telephone # (erase the + tho)

http://www.howtocallabroad.com/result...

As for the 2nd, I do not understand what you mean?
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Thank you.

If I understand correctly 119 is the international access code to call from Cuba and 1 is the North American country code.

To clarify my second question, one can update their FB status by texting to 32665 (FBOOK). You first register your phone number in your FB account. Text an "F to 32665 and FB sends a code to the phone. Then you enter the code in FB to complete the set up. The mobile number is then uniquely associated with your FB account.

http://goo.gl/xZjMqX

So from Cuba do I enter 119 +1 +32665? Or can I even use a short code there?

Thanks again.

Bill
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Yes that is correct for the first part!
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Do you really need to use your 75 texts for Facebook while in vacation? Anyways, I don't think Facebook offers this in Cuba.



See here > https://www.facebook.com/help/1306943...

As for if you would text internationnally, I don't know. Give it a try. Try sending a text to USA's (FBOOK) from Canada and see if it works!
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Robert,

Please don't lecture me on Facebook usage. I am 63 years of age.

While I share your distaste for FB, we travel frequently around the world(normally purchasing a local SIM) and we find it convenient to broadcast our status to concerned family and friends particularly a 93 year old parent.

Bill
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I am very sorry Bill! Since we don't know people's ages, I thought this was some young kid that can't get rid of FB for a moment. I didn't want to lecture you at all, and I admire the fact that you can keep in touch with parents that old. I, myself, tried without succeeding.

Back on topic, as I said before, I do not think Cuba offers this service in the country.

What I can think of right now, is texting to a landline. The phone will ring and then there's going to be an automated message reading your text. I know it's not the most convenient way.. But hey! It is a solution if Facebook does not work.

Also, wifi connection or internet access point (paid computer for example) could be an option. But it depends if they are available or not!
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Just returned from Cuba and the text add on worked well in Cayo Largo, Santiago and Chivirico (on the coast west of Santiago).

With my Nexus 4 & Android 4.4.4 it was not necessary to preface the number with 119 to send SMS. I used both the Hangouts and Messaging apps. The phone added the +1. Text to landline worked too. Text to FBOOK (32665)did not work for me with or without 119 +1

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