Question of the month: How do I send an international SMS
Sending an SMS
message is easy with iPiPi.com. But, you do have to know a few things. Here's a
brief, four-step review:
Step one: First, do you have any credits in your account?
If you don't have credits, you don't have SMS, so purchase some credits.
Step two: Register your phone. You need to tell iPiPi.com
that your phone exists. To do this, you need to register your phone with our
system. Go here for
Step three: Set up your address book. iPiPi.com needs to
know how to find your friends. To do this, you need to enter your friends' phone
numbers into your iPiPi.com address book. Go here for details on
creating address book entries.
step to remember when building your address book is the "nickname" field. Make
sure you pick a short and easy to remember nickname for each entry. Usually
initials are a good idea (for example, my friend "Johnny Message" has the
nickname "jm" in my address book). Why is this important, you ask? Well...
Step four: Send your message. When you send your SMS
message, you're actually doing several things at the same time: 1. Talking to
iPiPi.com, 2. Talking to the SMS network, and 3. Talking to your friend. How do
you do all this at the same time? You need to say WHAT kind of message you're
sending, and WHO you're sending it to.
EVERY message, you need to include the following two things before texting your
(without the quotation marks)
"s" is telling iPiPi.com WHAT kind of message you want to send -- an "SMS"
message. Entering your friend's nickname tells iPiPi.com WHO you want to send it
to. An example. If I'm sending a message to Johnny Message, I will
"s jm Hey Johnny. Happy Halloween."
- "s" =
= Johnny's nickname in my address book
you know why the "nickname" field is so important!
Remember, it's about WHAT ("s" = SMS message) and WHO (your
friend's nickname). Do this for every message you send and you'll always be in
touch with your friends around the world. For full
details, visit our tutorial