Rogers Launches “Extreme” Text Messaging

What started as a plan a few months ago as “Enhanced Text Messaging”, Rogers has now officially released “Extreme” Text Messaging for new and existing customers.

Extreme Text Messaging delivers numerous text messaging enhancements to Rogers customers. Features such as blockers, signatures, and distribution lists are just some of the available options.

With the launch, Rogers has stated that the new features are available to customers free of charge whether customers have pay-per-use text messaging or a text message package.

Below are listed the new text messaging features, some of which the iPhone can already preform:

Auto-reply

  • Out of town or can’t reply to your text messages? Set up an auto reply message that will automatically be sent to anyone who texts you.

Blocker

  • Block text messages from an unwanted source. Owners of the mobile numbers that you block will not be notified that you blocked their number.

Copy

  • Automatically send copies of your text messages to another wireless phone or an email address for safekeeping. That way you have a record of the chat in case you need to look up a detail or you’ve forgotten what was said.

Forward

  • Similar to call forwarding, with Extreme Text Messaging you can now forward text messages to another wireless phone number. Perfect, if you carry a business and a personal phone and only want to carry one with you for the weekend.

Distribution Lists

  • Need to send one text to multiple people? Similar to email, Extreme Text Messaging lets you create distribution lists, so you can quickly message everyone at once.

Personal Signature

  • Personalize your texts by automatically adding a personal signature such as your nickname, job title or your favourite quote to each text you send.

Users can manage these new features via the My Account section of the Rogers Mobile Internet Portal. Specific set up instructions are available at Rogers.

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  • Ryan

    It repeatedly crashes the mobilesafari on OS 4.

  • Is it available for Fido? And if so, could I call now and add it, or is it still bound to be released as a seperate additional feature?

  • As I understand it, it is Rogers only and the feature is available to
    all Rogers customers automatically

  • Simon

    Help. I cannot locate how to set up or use these services? I do not see an option in my account page

  • Kevin

    Just spoke to Rogers customer service. He said the Rogers My Account app needs to be updated before you can configure your Extreme Text Messaging settings. He said they don't have any ETA on this update.

  • Hi guys, I just spent the last hour with both Rogers tech support and customer service, neither of whom seemed to have a clue about these new features and how in the hell to access the Rogers Mobile Internet Portal.

    Long story short apparently the iPhone is too dumb (or how they like to phrase it, “too smart”) to use these Extreme text functions, or they've limited it to only WAP phones.

    So, number one, iPhone users can't access this Mobile Internet Portal, and number two, the new texting features aren't available to us! What a rip!

    What floors me is how little they know. The woman with tech support didn't even know the name “Rogers Mobile Internet Portal”, and then put me on hold for five minutes so she could use a test iPhone to see if she could gain access.

    She then directed me to Customer Service, who had no idea about the new text features. After again being put on hold for a few minutes she comes back on and advises she's the bearer of bad news and that the new features are only allowed on or available to WAP phones.

    Both ladies were nice enough but rather clueless in regards to this topic.

    I hope they were wrong because the Text Forwarding and Distribution Lists features especially appealed to me!

  • GamingSV

    Any idea why i get this message whenever i try to setup on an iPhone 3G?

    “We are unable to authenticate you as you are not currently on the Rogers or Fido Mobile Networks. Please disable your WiFi connection and launch your browser to try again.”

    I don't have a Data plan so i have to use WiFi…

  • Kevin

    GamingSV,
    the Rogers My Account app only works on 3G.

  • Anonymous

    Go to http://rogers.mobi on your iPhone, click My Account, click Extreme Text Messaging. Need to be on cell data.

    I had the same experience with Rogers customer service. They know nothing about it.

  • Anonymous

    Go to http://rogers.mobi on your iPhone, click My Account, click Extreme Text Messaging. Need to be on cell data.

    I had the same experience with Rogers customer service. They know nothing about it.

  • Anonymous

    Go to http://rogers.mobi on your iPhone, click My Account, click Extreme Text Messaging. Need to be on cell data.

    I had the same experience with Rogers customer service. They know nothing about it.

  • Anonymous

    Go to http://rogers.mobi on your iPhone, click My Account, click Extreme Text Messaging. Need to be on cell data.

    I had the same experience with Rogers customer service. They know nothing about it.

  • Anonymous

    Go to http://rogers.mobi on your iPhone, click My Account, click Extreme Text Messaging. Need to be on cell data.

    Otherwise you would have to My Rogers on their website, but the option to set this service is not there yet. I am assuming it is supposed to there too.

  • Anonymous

    Go to http://rogers.mobi on your iPhone, click My Account, click Extreme Text Messaging. Need to be on cell data.

    Otherwise you would have to My Rogers on their website, but the option to set this service is not there yet. I am assuming it is supposed to there too.

  • Anonymous

    Go to http://rogers.mobi on your iPhone, click My Account, click Extreme Text Messaging. Need to be on cell data.

    Otherwise you would have to My Rogers on their website, but the option to set this service is not there yet. I am assuming it is supposed to there too.

  • TM

    On iPhone in Safari go to – rogers.mobi – You must access through your data connection and not wi-fi.

  • TM

    rogers.mobi – will take you to the portal on an iPhone

  • Octel

    I turned on text copy but I do not recommend using an email address that you use regularly. I had forgotten that I turned this feature on and someone was texting me and I received a new email for every sentence we wrote. By the end I had dozens of emails just from one simple conversation. I went back in and turned it off. But thank you for letting us know about these features. Not sure yet if I will use any of them but I love your site. Cheers

  • Mohlin

    You need to have data plan in order to use this feature.

  • Rab

    Works fine on my iphone.

  • Simon

    Thank you to TM and Ribby. It would have been helpful if the operator of this website would take the time to post clearer information.

  • Works perfect on my iPhone.

  • Wow, I'm so disappointed with Rogers call representatives. To not even know anything about their own services? What a waste of my half hour last night when I could have received CORRECT information through a third party like iPhone in Canada.ca!!! Terrible…

  • How can you do this on the iPhone in Canada, but you cannot do it here in the states?

  • How can you do this on the iPhone in Canada, but you cannot do it here in the states?

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