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Messaging

Texting

You can send and receive unlimited messages between Fongo phone numbers. You can also receive unlimited text messages from non-Fongo phone numbers.

Receiving verification (short-code) text messages requires an Unlimited Texting or Fongo Plus add-on.

To send text messages to non-Fongo phone numbers, an Unlimited Texting add-on is required.

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woman watching a multimedia message sent from a Fongo Mobile user

Picture Messaging

Picture messaging is unlimited and free between Fongo Mobile users.

Receiving picture messages from non-Fongo phone numbers requires an Unlimited Texting or Fongo Plus add-on.

Sending MMS messages to non-Fongo phone numbers requires both Unlimited Texting and Fongo Plus.

Group Messaging

Enjoy Fongo group messaging with up to 10 friends at once.

To start a group conversation, compose a message to multiple Fongo contacts. All members of the group will be able to easily respond and see others’ responses in one conversation.

To view group members, tap the group button. Tap any of the individual names for options to call, message, or view the contact’s profile.

All members must be connected using Fongo. If any member is connected via a non-Fongo number, the group message will not be created and you will be having individual conversations with each group member. Responses will be sent back to you only.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fongo messaging and text messaging (SMS) use WiFi or your carrier data connection to send and receive messages. You can expect 1MB of data to equal thousands of sent or received messages for both Fongo messaging or text messaging (SMS). Messages containing media consume more data than plain text messages.

Activation or verification messages from carriers such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, WhatsApp, Facebook or Twitter may come from either short-code numbers (five or six-digit number) or a 10-digit phone number.

We cannot guarantee you are able to text or receive all short-code SMS (also known as premium rate SMS) with Fongo Mobile.

For the numbers that are supported, a texting subscription is required in order to receive verification messages. If the short-code is supported and a user does not have an active texting subscription or has not transferred their number to Fongo, they will receive this message:

  • “Your Fongo number has received a verification code message from: [NUMBER] – To receive verification code messages, please subscribe to an Unlimited Texting package, available for purchase in the add-ons section of this app.”

Users who have an active paid texting subscription or have transferred their existing number to Fongo are not actively blocked from receiving these activation codes via SMS, but some short codes do not currently work with Fongo (regardless if you are subscribed).

We do not make any guarantee that you will receive activation codes if you have subscribed to a texting package, this is often beyond our control.

If you’re not able to activate your WhatsApp account, please contact support@whatsapp.com directly.

Click Here find out more about purchasing SMS texting packages.

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