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Check your SMS balance from your phone with #898#

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  1. Matt

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    That's the rumor on HoFo - as of June 1, #TXT# (#898#) will give you your text message usage information, similar to #MIN# (#646#) and #BAL# (#225#)
     
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    Cool. I've been wondering if they were going to do that... you'd think it would be easier than #BAL# and #MIN# but maybe not.
     
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    Saw another report on HoFo today that should confirm this.
     
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    Sweet action. I can't wait. I don't usually go over my minutes but I have gone over my SMS bucket occasionally.
     
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    For those who pay per-message for SMS (.05/msg both ways), would #TXT# also work?
     
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    I don't know. The mytmobile website does show those though since my wife doesn't have a text plan....so she just PAYG for SMS. In the "unbilled overages not part of your plan" section we have 10 cent charge so far this month so I know she has sent 2 SMS (we still get 50 incoming free since we are on an old plan).
     
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    It's supposed to look like this:

    Date of last received SMS
    Used amount
    Remaining amount
    Additional (overage)
    Bonus SMS used & available (if any)
    Bill Close Date
     
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    It's now working.
     
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    Confirmed, it's working in the Boston area. Because I do not have text messaging added on as an extra monthly fee, my Used and Remaining show 0 (zero), with the total message count listed under Additional.

    #TXT# on T-Mobile To Go results in a "Request not completed" error, so it does not work with prepay accounts.
     
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    It's working for me too already, I've gone over 13 messages....
     
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    I just tried it today now that I have Tmobile... I used 16 so far already out of my 300.
     
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    Working for me too! (Yay!)

    As of
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    TXT
    Used: 39
    Remaining: 261

    Bill Close: 06/22

    T-Mobile, I love you! :D
     
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    Mine is

    As of
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    TXT
    Used: 1
    Remaining: 300

    Bill Close: 06/26

    Weird....it is 11:53 AM and it says it is 1:15PM :eek:

    Anyhow...it may be different for me, as I am on a business account. I think we each get 300 TXT's.....so, if I used 1, I should have 299 left? :headscrat
     
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    Hey Aaron, both of our cycles end on the 22nd
    And my old Cingular billing cycle used to end on 23rd...

    And I don't know what's wrong with yours, Shizam. Apparently T-Mobile is still learning their math skills :p.
     
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    LoL....And their clock setting skills too :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, no doubt... that's weird. Does your business account have subs in different states (ie Time Zones?)
     
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    Nope.....just here.
     
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    This service stopped working in the Boston area the other day. I now receive a message that the #898# service is not available to everyone at this time.
     
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    I also get the same message...
     
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    Don't know why, but we all get that now
     
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    I'll call Tech Support on my break and see what they say. I can't believe there is a network-wide issue with this. Maybe they launched it too soon? Maybe it was a test for specific markets and wasn't supposed to be for everyone? I don't know but what I do know is I don't go over my minutes, I go over my SMS so I really want to be able to check my SMS balance from my handset!
     
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    I pay per-message on my service, but #898# would be nice to have, at least it indicates how many messages were sent/received.
     
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    Mine's not working either, I get a message that says, "#898# feature is currently not available to everyone" :mad: Worked just fine before.
     
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    T-Mobile customer service says that #898# should be working by the end of June/beginning of July. I guess they rolled it out to early. :confused:
     
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    Yes, it wasn't quite ready for the roll out, and the info you have matches what I have.
     
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    Now I don't even get the message that says it isn't ready yet, I get a very stern NOT DONE error message. :mad:
     
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    My Nokia beeps and displays "Request not completed." with a flashing red STOP sign, when I dial #898# now.
     
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    Everyone is getting that now.
     
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    Do you think maybe it was for testing, and T-Mobile decided not to roll it out after all?
     
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    No, just some problems. My readouts changed a few times (family plan) but were never 100% correct. I haven't heard anything about it but I would assume it will be out this summer.
     
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