I've just contacted Cingular (N. California) about text messaging service to other countries. Cingular seems to have cut back some services in recent weeks. For example: * No more text delivery reports - If you send internationally, you know how important this is! Every major carrier in the world supports these! * Incoming text messages converted to confusing email format. This results in a 160 character message divided into 3 messages! Note billing implications. * Messages from some countries/carriers no longer accepted. Example, many problems with Vodafone UK. Instead of catching up with the rest of the world, Cingular is falling further and further behind. The only way they are going to be a winner in text is to come up to speed, and install modern message center software. Maybe some complaints to customer service en-mass are in order??? Comments??? Thanks!