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2008 Aug 16

18:15Weirdness... 

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From:augie_hyena
Date:2008 Aug 17 - 07:21 (UTC)
Well at least, I'm not playing the Iraq game anymore :P But that would lift an eyebrow for me since cell phones from america don't work over there...and getting a hold of a cell phone that will work over there isn't very easy, if at all reasonably possible. Email is more readily available then SMS messages
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From:redwolfexr
Date:2008 Aug 17 - 07:49 (UTC)
Actually the GSM carrier handsets do. (ATT and T-mobile)

But texting from another country doesn't change the origin phone number. I could text you from there with my handset (were I there) and it would show my US number. Sent a few texts from Austria a few years ago...

They didn't have cellular there or email access when I "visited." (back in 1991)

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From:unayok
Date:2008 Aug 17 - 09:36 (UTC)
Mobile phones are much more available there than they were. And SMS between different phone technologies happens all the time. SMS is just a data packet (very expensive data in some cases, but not tied to whether both ends are GSM or not).

Well, overnight, there's been a couple more. It's almost amusing in a way, but points to a formula/script... I added those to the main post.

I wonder if he'll tell me I've won the spanish lottery or needs help getting Random African money into the country.