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Editor: Text messaging is a very economical way of keeping in touch with friends and family, especially when they live overseas and down in the islands. But yesterday, when I tried to send a text message from an AT&T mobile to one belonging to Cable and Wireless within St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the message would not transmit. {{more}}
I was told later by Cable and Wireless that it was because they had not yet signed an agreement whereby text messages can be interchanged with other service providers – yet phone calls can!
Can some enlightened person please explain the benefits of cooperation in business to these narrow minded people?
Thanking you in advance for your kind cooperation…
Yours sincerely.
John Townend

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