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Messaging

Texting Non-Fongo Users

Send text messages to any mobile number with a Fongo Texting Add-on. You will also be able to send and receive Picture Messages (MMS) to/from non-Fongo numbers, and receive supported verification texts. Incoming text messages are always free.

Pricing

Canadian Texting:
  • $2.79 – 1 Month
  • $5.49 – 3 Months
  • $9.99 – 6 Months
Global Texting:
  • $3.99 – 1 Month
  • $8.49 – 3 Months
  • $14.99 – 6 Months
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Restrictions and Limitations

You cannot send more than 10 messages to non-Fongo numbers within a 1 minute span. If you exceed 10 messages per minute, you may be subjected to a 20 minute temporary block. If you continue sending messages while you are blocked, the block will be continually extended. Users who repeatedly violate this policy may be permanently blacklisted from sending SMS outside of the Fongo network.

Fongo mobile texting packages

How To Purchase

To subscribe to Unlimited Texting, tap the shopping cart in the app, and select the Unlimited Texting package that meets your needs (Canada or Global).

You can also purchase Texting add-ons by logging in to your account online.

Once your purchase is complete, the status of the package on the Add-on Features screen will change from “Not Subscribed” to “Expires in: XX Days”. You will receive a notification when you have 7 days remaining in your subscription, and again when you have 1 day remaining.

If you purchase an additional Unlimited Texting package before your current subscription expires, the additional days will be added to your existing subscription.

Frequently Asked Questions

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, 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.

You can send and receive unlimited picture messages between Fongo phone numbers, no purchase necessary.

With the purchase of an unlimited texting add-on, you will also be able to send and receive Picture Messages (MMS) to/from non-Fongo numbers.

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