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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 6th Aug 18, 7:34 PM
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    Fishtext...international text service closing
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    • 6th Aug 18, 7:34 PM
    Fishtext...international text service closing 6th Aug 18 at 7:34 PM
    Looks like another victim to free Whatsapp messaging and similar services


    Hey FishText User,

    It!s a sad day for us as we announce that we will soon be closing FishText. We've loved helping you send low cost SMS to all corners of the globe, and thank you for your loyalty over the years, but unfortunately it;s time for FishText to set sail...

    From today, Monday 6th August 2018, you won't be able to make any new payments to your FishText account, and new signups will also be disabled.

    You!!!;ll be able to log into your account for the next month to send messages and use up your credit balance, so there!!s still time to squeeze in some last farewell messages to your FishText friends!
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 1st Sep 18, 9:41 AM
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    could i check that texts sent with the tesco app do appear to come from my usual mobile number?
    ........................yes!
    • Goldcrypto
    • By Goldcrypto 1st Sep 18, 12:13 PM
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    I haven't used things like WhatsApp; is this worth exploring?
    Originally posted by redux
    As already mentioned others needs to have Whatsapp installed as an app and even then someone can have private settings on if making contact for first time so can not add them or find them. Fine for friends and colleagues already added, but otherwise...Also is less used in Asia where Wechat is more common - comparable app to Whatsapp but even more useful (also same downfall that both need app installed to use), more features including to pay for items etc. SMS text is still needed, for now.


    Thanks for your advice, Goldcrypto. Before I do that, could I check that texts sent with the Tesco App do appear to come from my usual mobile number?
    Originally posted by southcambssaver
    Yes works exact same way. User receives from your linked mobile, just like Fishtext. I actually found the Tesco International calling App actually sends almost instantly - faster than Fishtext that sometimes had a slight delay. Also, with Fishtext messages sent would not be nicely organised to each sender (they are just all bulked together ordered by date sent), compared to the Tesco app they appear nicely linked to each sender number - just like they do arranged on your mobile for SMS.
    Last edited by Goldcrypto; 01-09-2018 at 12:28 PM.
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    • andrewbarrett83
    • By andrewbarrett83 2nd Oct 18, 7:22 AM
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    Has anyone received their refund yet? Emailed them the day after and still no response... Sent chaser emailer today...
    • mclarkie
    • By mclarkie 2nd Oct 18, 7:43 AM
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    Has anyone received their refund yet? Emailed them the day after and still no response... Sent chaser emailer today...
    Originally posted by andrewbarrett83

    Nothing yet, the last email I had was to ask for my account details on the 21st Sep
    • Sisqoboy
    • By Sisqoboy 19th Dec 18, 9:15 PM
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    Thanks, for sharing. Just noticed now they closed the business
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 20th Dec 18, 8:53 AM
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    Has anyone received their refund yet? Emailed them the day after and still no response... Sent chaser emailer today...
    Originally posted by andrewbarrett83
    Received my refund on 23rd Nov 2018
    • redux
    • By redux 18th May 19, 3:43 PM
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    redux
    I just started a fourth round of reminding CLX I'd like a refund of the Fishtext credit.

    (Sept, Dec, Feb, today)
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