This week I have been mostly helping the Church of England with its Love Life, Live Lent project and specifically the SMS service. Following a previous post that touched on the subject, staff at their communications office have been in touch and we’ve been trying hard to get it working with a number of emails going back and forth.
I am posting again now because I genuinely want to see this project succeed. I think it’s a great idea and a great use of technology for a suitable piece of content. However, it seems that while some people are able to sign up, others of us are having trouble.
Both my wife and I have mobiles on the Orange network and neither are able to get signed up. Dave Walker over at the Cartoon Church blog can’t sign up either (also on Orange) and a further friend of mine (also on Orange) can’t sign up either. So it appears that this SMS service has a bit of an issue with Orange.
How can I help, Dave? I hear you asking… Well, the CofE haven’t asked for this help – but I can guarantee that it will be useful information for them in their search to get this fixed to work out if all the people having problems are all on Orange.
So, please use the comments below to say whether you’ve been able to sign up or not and what phone network you use. I guess it might also be useful to know whether you’re on pay-as-you-go or a contract and what your handset is (if you are prepared to share that information).
Let’s see if we can work out what the pattern is!