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Texting from Australia to UK failure

Started by: whitemittens
On: 08/02/2018 | 11:05
Replies: 3

by: whitemittens
on: 08/02/2018 | 11:05
I began my holiday here by having no trouble texting home to the UK. I am on Pay as you go and was notified that I had a top up on 21 January. My last successful text was on 26 January and since then I have been able to receive texts from the UK but unable to reply to them. Every time I try to text to several different people I get the word Failure! Any ideas, please?
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by: sammy103
on: 08/02/2018 | 11:09
@whitemittens hi there - I suggest you perform a manual roam that solves common text issues. Please follow this knowledge base link on how to perform a manual roam.

I also suggest you turn your phone off for a couple of minutes and on again to see if that helps.
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by: endorphin
on: 08/02/2018 | 11:13

Hi @whitemittens you should check you haven't run out of airtime credit here


If you haven't try turning airplane mode on and then back off.

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by: rqt
on: 08/02/2018 | 11:14

Receiving texts while in Australia is free - but ALL other usage is expensive eg. calls  are £1 per minute to make or to receive, texts are 30p each & data is 20p per MB. So double check that you have not already used all your credit.

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