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new3c57
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎27-08-2008

Roaming calls Eu

I was just wondering I have this number (7802000332) on my bill 3 times now, all calls last 4 seconds. I have goggle'd it, and there is another question on this number, but am wondering what it actually is because I know I havent called it, well until now, I have tried calling it, using numurous country/city codes with nothing to show for it?!? Any help would be appreciated

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Country Code : (+44)
SMS Messaging Centers :
Isle of Man Pronto GSM +447624499955
Vodafone UK +44-7785016005
**** CellNet UK +44-7802000332 ****
Virgin Mobile UK +447958879890
Orange UK +44-7973100973
One2One UK +44-7958879879
Guernsey Telecoms
Jersey +44-7781

Just found this myself, am guessing as it says "SMS Messaging Centers" its a go between for International calls/texts then?!?
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Anonymous
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Registered: ‎14-09-2010

Roaming calls Eu

this happens when you send a message from outside the UK thats all
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new3c57
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Registered: ‎27-08-2008

Roaming calls Eu

this happens when you send a message from outside the UK thats all


Oh right, thanks, I was just wondering because I was in Spain recently too and that didnt happen then, plus theres no charge next to it, and I was pretty sure after reading cost charges etc that it does cost to send a text from abroad?!?
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darrengf
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Registered: ‎04-05-2008

Roaming calls Eu

The Reason why for the 4 seconds, Is that it takes 4 seconds from sending the sms to the other person at the other end or the network at the other end to acknowledge that the sms is with them.

Nothing to worry about
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mc67
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-10-2008

Roaming calls Eu

I've also noted the 07802000332 number listed for text messages whilst roaming. Does anyone know why it is this number that is listed and not the number the message was sent to?

I have been abroard and whilst in the same country, have had listings for numbers I actually sent messages to and others to the 07802000332 number.

I don't understand what is going on. O2 obviously know the number the SMS was sent to so why do they list this other number instead??
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loopyloo
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎29-03-2008

Roaming calls Eu

that number is the postpay message centre number so when sending a text from abroad it more often than not shows this number as instead of the number your texting to.
it says 4 at the side of it because when sending an sms from abroad it uses 4 from the free sms allowance so as long as you have free text left, your not charged for sending sms from abroad

hope this clears things up!
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mc67
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Registered: ‎11-10-2008

Roaming calls Eu

I realise what the 07802000332 number is. I just don't understand why O2 quotes this number on the bill and not the number that was actually sent the message.
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rossmck
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Registered: ‎21-11-2007

Roaming calls Eu

I realise what the 07802000332 number is. I just don't understand why O2 quotes this number on the bill and not the number that was actually sent the message.


It's a limitation of their billing platform / roaming partners - they're not the only network that does this.
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leannewillmott
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Registered: ‎23-09-2010

Re: Roaming calls Eu

Thank you for the information posted it's help me find what i was looking for but could someone tell me why i would be charge for some and not others?
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prking
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Registered: ‎12-01-2009

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I realise what the 07802000332 number is. I just don't understand why O2 quotes this number on the bill and not the number that was actually sent the message.

It's a limitation of their billing platform / roaming partners - they're not the only network that does this.

What this means is that when you are abroad, your texts are passed to O2's message centre by the network you are roaming on. This network doesn't open up the messages and examine them for who you are texting. They therefore only have the number of the O2 message centre. So when the 'foreign' network passes on the details of your calls and texts to O2, they haven't got the number you were texting.
No - there isn't an app for it.
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