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Default 08-11-2013, 13:48

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Dear international,

Please allow me to present myself. I am Florence Omobo, a renowned expert in international finance.

From your initial post, I understand that you require assistance to perform security checks with your bank while you are travelling outside Northern Cyprus. Yes, this has become a very common problem recently, but it is a problem which I can easily help you to solve.

For a modest annual fee, which is much less than the 15 pound fishtext fee previously mentioned, I can assist you with your international banking transactions. If you are interested, send me a PM, so that I can give you my postal address to which you should forward your SIM card and bank details.

Best regards,

Florence Omobo
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Default 11-11-2013, 17:14

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Let's take all the options so far. What I need is preferably not (only) a smartphone app but to be able to receive an SMS on whatever (virtual number) on a secured web office. Heck, the web is just much more flexible than a proprietary smartphone app.

What we have so far:

Google Voice - I don't know much how it works since it is a service aimed to the US but will it be good for my purposes? To give me a number where I can receive SMS and that's it. Not any forwarding needed. Free, I assume.

Fongo - What I see on their web page is I can use a desktop app as well, not sure if I can manage SMS from the web. That would be more simple. I couldn't figure out their pricing for what I need.

Fishtext - GBP 15 a year. Hopefully I find a better deal. I assume this is not the best price/quality for this kind of service.

Line2 -iOS only app. Not for me.

Some Homg kong prepaids have SMS forwarding capability - That would be interesting to learn about. And how did you though I should use this. Forward what to where? Maybe I don't get it.

Thank for your insights.
Bump. So would you be kind enough to clarify for me that either

- Google Voice will do what I want? (Though I am not a big fan of Google services, I like better specialist small companies but if that is the only one for the price - FREE - fine)

- Or more about the other options? I have no idea about what you said about the Hong Kong forwarding deal for example
   
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Default 30-11-2013, 18:29

FYI. Line2 is Android as well. You can also access the SMS messages over the web. I don't think it is what you want reading the messages, but felt that I should correct it for the benefit of other readers.
   
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Default 19-04-2014, 12:19

I found a free service called Pinger. It gives you a Us number to send and receive texts. You have to send a text every month though, not to lose your number.
   
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Default 21-07-2014, 06:56

Someone - presumably in another thread, I can't find it now - recommended me a service:

- It was a mobile only app
- Offered free SMS-receiving numbers in a handful of countries (maybe around 5), if I remember correctly, such countries like the US/UK Canada and Germany
- It was not Pinger, definitely

Anyone may remember it and bring it again to my attention?

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Default 18-08-2014, 04:25

This is a dumb question, but what about simply getting an unactivated SIM card from your carrier and stashing it in your suitcase or some place else. If you lose your mobile, call your carrier, verify your identity, and activating the new card.

Also VOIP.MS and Anveo are VOIP providers who now offer SMS compatible DIDs.
   
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Default 28-04-2015, 17:53

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Someone - presumably in another thread, I can't find it now - recommended me a service:

- It was a mobile only app
- Offered free SMS-receiving numbers in a handful of countries (maybe around 5), if I remember correctly, such countries like the US/UK Canada and Germany
- It was not Pinger, definitely

Anyone may remember it and bring it again to my attention?

I much appreciate you!
I am still looking for - THIS one! Have you find it?

Or, is it possible it was Fongo previously offered US/UK, German numbers as well, not only Canadian ones? And Fongo is the one I am looking for.
   
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This is a dumb question, but what about simply getting an unactivated SIM card from your carrier and stashing it in your suitcase or some place else. If you lose your mobile, call your carrier, verify your identity, and activating the new card.
I don't know which country you are referring to; but this is simply not how most places operate, I guess.

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Also VOIP.MS and Anveo are VOIP providers who now offer SMS compatible DIDs.
Thanks; I check these!
   
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Default 29-04-2015, 02:44

Could the application have been Upptalk, formerly called Yuilop?

It can have a number from perhaps most of the countries you mentioned.

I tried some other similar ones, such as Pinger or TextMe, but the UK numbers they allocated were not reachable from a couple of main UK networks
   
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