One of the issues that I faced with my BlackBerry Z30 was a glitch that meant I could not send messages to SMS short codes. Meaning: I could not check my BlackBerry internet data balance or renew data subscription, among other tasks. Glo only offers the service via SMS shortcodes. As such, if I needed to activate or renew a plan or check my balance, I was sunk. The workaround was to put my microSIM in another phone to be able to do that.
Anyway, Chukwudi Udegbunam and I had a brief exchange about the issue earlier today, and then it occurred to me that yesterday’s software update could have resolved the issue. So, I tried sending a message to
As you can see, the “Send Message” button is no longer greyed out when sending an SMS shortcode. Yes; thank God for software updates!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.