Send a message page

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Why on Earth would you remove this page? My son regularly uses it to message me since you don't allow e-mail messages to open anymore on a non data phone and he is too young for a cell phone. So not impressed with Koodo as of late! Please bring this back.
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David, Mobile Master

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You can use the one on the Telus website, or try an email to 'your number'@msg.telus.com
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Only works if data is enabled.
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Works for me on iPhone with data off and old Samsung flip phone. Been using it for years for contact from desk-bound colleagues.

If the old "Send-a-Message" site worked for the OP, then so will yournumber @msg.telus.com
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Why not just get him a prepaid koodo phone that only has a 15$ per month text only plan. That way if he needs to 911 he can but he can't do anything else besides text and picture message. Since he can navigate to a website, sending a text should be no trouble at all for him. And since it's pre paid he can't run up a bill.
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Sorry but I'm not giving an 8 yr old a cell phone. I'd like to know the reasoning for Koodo getting rid of the website option. Also as a working single parent with a bare bones no data non smart phone I can't afford mine let alone another. I think we'd rather eat.
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This drives me nuts too.  I can not longer send messages to my husband from my home computer.  
VERY frustrating.  I would like to know why too!
I have not used the site since it's removal and just tried again to see of logic had prevailed, but the tab is stILL not there, so obviously, stupidity wins.  
Next phone NOT with Koodo until this changes.
dumb dumb dumb dumb
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As stated multiple times in this thread, you can easily send a text message to a cellphone from your computer by sending it to 10-digit-number@msg.telus.com.
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Just tried it.  We'll see if it works.
Thank you tech wizards!  
I still resent koodo for being so asinine.  :)
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Does your son have access to an email acct?
If he does he can send you a text by email to 'your number'@msg.telus.com
and it will come to you as regular txt.

We don't know why Koodo and Telus got rid of the send a message page :( 
Corporate decision.   
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Requires a data convection
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I just tried it and you don't need Data.
I sent myself an email to 'your number'@msg.telus.com
and the txt came thru fine with data OFF.
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I just tried it and it didn't work for me
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This page can be used for the same functionality I believe.
http://www.smartcell.ca/en/telus/send-a-text-message/index.asp
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Bob, OP has already stated that they can't afford another phone for texting. The site I provided allows what OP wants to do. 
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No one is saying that Bob. This is what Slk had setup before for his 8 year old to contact him In emergency and it worked for them.
And I can certainly understand not giving an 8 year old a cell.
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I just want to thank you all for the responses.

@Mathieu - your link works like the Koodo page did so thank you for that it's exactly what I wanted.

@Spence - email is NOT an option - one I can't open them on my phone and two I'm dinged $2.50 for each email I can't open because I don't have data.


PS: I'm a she.
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The only thing that matters is that the Original Poster is satisfied. Thanks to all for chiming in.
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@Slk, Glad we could help :)
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The only thing the old page or the ones quoted above allow you to do was send a message to "yournumber"@koodo.etc thru email. You still have the same capability using the @msg.telus.com. It's only a change of address, but exact same functionality, unless I am really missing something here.

I'm with Chad on this one: prepaid text only phone will cost you $15.00 a month for unlimited texting for your kid, PLUS you can text/supervise  HIM, which makes for much more secure parental connection. You can't do this thru the web page(s) and he has 911 service. He can't get onto the web or make calls to ring up the bill.

If you have a computer in the house, you can mirror all his texts to something like MightyText or mySMS and have a copy of anything coming to or from that phone  if that is a concern.
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