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Why OCtranspo 560560 service doesn't work with Fizz SMS?

Anybody in Ottawa take bus and text to 560560 to get bus schedule? It works fine with Videotron or Rogers, but not with Fizz.

Fizz should give community member some free addon for the bugs we found for them.

How to use the 560560 service
Text: 560560

Message: your 4-digit bus stop number or the first few letters of any Transitway Station name, for eg.: ‘Hurd’, ‘Mac’, ‘Orl’, ‘Alb’, ‘Bil’

If there is more than one route that serves your stop follow the prompts.

The first time you use the service you will be prompted to select your preferred language. At any time you can text E (English) or F (French) to change your choice.

You can also text your location, route and direction all in one text.

Examples:

Rideau and King Edward, stop 7595 route 18
Message: 7595 18
Reply: Stop 7595 route 18 St. Laurent at 11:46 to St. Laurent;
12:03 to St. Laurent; 12:43 to St. Laurent.

South Keys, route 97 direction Bayshore
Message: Sou 97
Reply: Stop 3038. For route 97 Airpor reply 1; for route 97 Bayshore
reply 2;
Message: 2;
Reply: Stop 3038. Route 97 Bayshore at 11:47 to Bells Corners;
12:02 to Bayshore; 12:17 to Bayshore.

Albert and Kent, route 86 direction Baseline
Message: A Ke 86
Reply: Stop 3003. Route 86 Baseline at 12:28 to Baseline;
12:48 to Baseline;13:08 to Baseline.

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You have to wait, right now they are trying to get the network to be stable, then are going to work on other features.

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With the network problems that are going on right now, I highly doubt such SMS services would work right now. Some people can't even send a simple SMS message to another Fizz customer.

It certainly didn't work for me right now. But I will try again when we have full service.

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I agree with Martin L.

Any SMS from web base party doesn't work for now.

Can't even get SMS from Skype.

Cheers :))

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I guess all short code won't work. Need wait. I suggest fizz extend your beta test period . It's simply not ready.