Accessing TXT messages on your Pocket WiFi

Tags: Pocket WiFi, Messaging

Sending and receiving TXT

You can send and receive TXT messages via the online dashboard for your Pocket WiFi. It’s handy to know how to do this as we may send you TXT to remind you of your credit expiry date or due invoices, while sending a free TXT to 1512 is nice simple way to check your balance. My Vodafone password resets are also sent via TXT.

How do I know I’ve got a message?

TXT notification on Pocket WiFi screen You’ll see an envelope icon on the screen of the Pocket WiFi. The number next to the icon shows how many unread TXT messages you’ve got.

What it costs

There’s no charge to receive a standard TXT or send one to 1512 to check your balance. If you want to send TXT to other numbers, here’s what it costs:
  • Prepaid mobile broadbandmost recharges include an allocation of standard TXT when you recharge so the cost of sending one will come from this
  • Monthly billed plans – on mobile broadband plans, standard TXT are excluded so they’ll be an additional charge. Check your plan for rates

How to get your messages

Instructions to locate your TXT inbox vary depending on which Pocket WiFi you’re using so click on the link for yours below:

Pocket WiFi Pro, Extreme and 4G

Step 1

Open the Pocket WiFi online dashboard. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Go to the web address http://pocket.wifi or http://192.168.0.1 in the web browser of a device connected via Wi-Fi to your Pocket WiFi; or
  2. Connect the Pocket WiFi to your computer using the Micro USB cable and then click on the short cut icon on your desktop

Step 2

Enter your admin password in the top right hand corner of the page and press the ‘Login’ button. If you’ve never changed the password, enter ‘admin’ which is the default.

Online dashboard

Step 3

Once you’ve logged in, click the ‘SMS’ tab.

SMS tab

Step 4

Click ‘Inbox’ to view your TXT messages.

Inbox

Other stuff

  • We suggest you delete any TXT messages that you don’t need as there’s only space to store 20 of them (both sent and received). If you reach this limit you won’t receive any more until you’ve freed up some space
  • It’s a good idea to bookmark the online dashboard page so it’s easy to access in future

Pocket WiFi and Pocket WiFi 2

Step 1

Open the Pocket WiFi online dashboard. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Go to the web address http://pocket.wifi or http://192.168.1.1 in the web browser of a device connected via Wi-Fi to your Pocket WiFi; or
  2. Connect the Pocket WiFi to your computer using the Micro USB cable and then click on the short cut icon on your desktop

Online dashboard

Step 2

Click on ‘Go to inbox’ in the centre of the page to view your TXT inbox.

Go to inbox

Step 3

Click on ‘Inbox’ from the left hand menu and then click on the individual messages in your inbox to open and read them in full.

Inbox

Other stuff

  • We suggest you delete any TXT messages that you don’t need as there’s only space to store 20 of them (both sent and received). If you reach this limit you won’t receive any more until you’ve freed up some space
  • It’s a good idea to bookmark the online dashboard page so it’s easy to access in future

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