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I was surprised when I received a text message early morning today from my friend MQM, a Bayantel Wireless Landline user.

For the longest time, we had been trying to communicate using my Smart prepaid and her BWL, to no avail. She texted this morning that she can now exchange SMS messages with Smart users, but not with Globe subscribers.

I wondered, however, why her name didn’t appear on the message I got on my Treo. It turned out that one of the digits I saved on my contacts was wrong. Now, I’m not sure if there was indeed interconnection problems between BWL’s CDMA system and Smart’s GSM. I will ask her if she also had problems contacting other Smart people before.