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What is SMS/ Text Messaging?

SMS (Short Messaging Service) allows you to send short text messages of up to 160 characters from your mobile phone to another BlueSky mobile or internationally. When you send a text message, the person receiving the message will receive it in their SMS inbox on their phone which can be checked at any time, free of charge.

Text messaging allows you to converse in privacy with a friend or colleague when you are in a public place or in a meeting. Use text messaging when you run out of calling minutes to leave messages for a friend whose mobile phone is switched off or whose voice mail box is not in service.

 

How do I sign up for text messaging?

SMS activation is free!

Visit our retail store at Laufou Shopping Center in Nu’uuli and sign up for SMS service or free call *611 from you BlueSky phone and ask one of our customer service representatives to sign you up.

How do you send text messages?

Using your Blue Sky wireless phone:

1.Select “Messages” from the main menu on your phone

2.Select either “Text message” or “SMS”

3.Select “Create Message”

4.Key in your short message by pressing the number key that contains the letters to spell your message (example: to send the word “hi” you simply use the 4 – pressing it twice to get the letter “h” to appear and then press 4 three times again to get the letter “i”)

5.After typing your short message you select “Options”

6.Select “Send” and enter the phone number you wish to send the message to or choose it from your phone book

7.Select OK

How much does it cost to send and receive messages?

The cost to send messages locally is 5 cents from BlueSky to BlueSky. Incoming messages are free. Funds will be deducted automatically from your prepaid balance once a text message has been sent. Postpaid SMS rates differ according to the post plan you signed up for.

Can I text internationally?

You can text anywhere in the world with BlueSky’s text messaging service. Remember to include Country Code + Area Code + Phone number when texting internationally (E.g. For Hawaii, USA you would enter 1-808-XXX-XXXX).

Local/ International Text Messaging/ SMS Rates

Destination

Rate per message (USD)

Category

Country + Area Code

Local – Am Samoa

0.05

Local – American Samoa

1684

USA/Canada

0.11

USA/ Canada

1

Samoa

0.12

Samoa, Philippines & most of the South Pacific

011685

Philippines

0.12

01163

NZ

0.12

01164

Australia

0.12

01161

Fiji

0.12

011679

Tonga

0.12

011676

Solomon Islands

0.12

011677

Marshal Islands

0.12

011692

Cook Islands

0.12

011682

Mariana Islands

0.12

011670

Tuvalu

0.12

011688

New Caledonia

0.12

011687

Guam

0.12

1671

Iraq

0.15

Iraq, Saudi Arabia & most Military stations

011964

Afganistan

0.15

01193

Kuwait

0.15

011965

Saudi Arabia

0.15

011966

UAE

0.15

011971

Quatar

0.15

011974

Yemen

0.15

011967

China

0.15

China, Korea and most of Asia

01186

Korea (North/South)

0.15

011850

Singapore

0.15

01165

Taiwan

0.15

011886

Brunei

0.15

011971

Japan

0.15

011673

Thailand

0.15

01181

Malaysia

0.15

01160

Hong Kong

0.15

011852

India

0.15

01191

Europe and Rest of the World

0.20

Europe and Rest of the World

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