1. flightrisk's Avatar
    I am getting annoying errors. I signed up from traffic.com to get SMS traffic alerts. I get them, but 10 minutes later, I also get an error back in SMS. So I try to text a short code, "num:87232, msg:rdu" and it goes. 10 minutes later, I get an error msg back, same error as before:

    "Your message to 87232 was not sent. Please use only ten digit mobile numbers"

    I called Alltel and they say that SMS traffice must go through a blackberry server and RIM does not allow sending to short codes! This sounds ridiculous. Does anyone else know how to fix this?

    03-06-09 12:56 PM
  2. Tanker811's Avatar
    flightrisk... When you signed up at traffic.com did you enter your area code along with the rest of your number?
    03-06-09 01:04 PM
  3. flightrisk's Avatar
    Yes, I did, area code and number. So when they send me something, I get an error msg 10 mins later as if I was trying to send an SMS! Very strange. Also, just trying to SMS to a short code will give me that number apparently. I need to find some other short codes to try and SMS to and see if they are all disabled and who is responsible.
    03-06-09 01:58 PM
  4. Alishashroff's Avatar
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    08-07-09 05:45 AM