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Where is SMS over WIFI?

I live in a mobile black spot. With every second website wanting to use SMS authentification, it is becoming almost impossible to do administration from home. What are Telstra's plans for the role out of WIFI SMS?

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Re: Where is SMS over WIFI?

It's most likely in the works, but there are currently no public annoucements on its release.
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Re: Where is SMS over WIFI?

Hi @Campdog


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Re: Where is SMS over WIFI?

Thank you, but I really do live in a black spot. That's why I have satellite internet and no mobile coverage. I can't understand why we can have wifi calling on our mobile but no SMS, but imessage. It is for this reason that most of our rural friends use iphones. However, this doesn't help with the endless authentification texts which have me rushing out into the paddock to pick up the text and then often not being able to get back to the computer before the page expires. Seriously, if there was a mobile provider that offered wifi SMS I would seriously consider changing. I can't help but feel that Telstra is being slow on the uptake here.

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