I am currently living in Senegal, west-Africa and need to receive an SMS code from my bank, sent to my Australian mobile number. However, messages generated by the bank do not make it when I use my Vodophone SIM card here.
I had no problems doing this in France for the last year. To do banking, I would just take out my French SIM, insert my Australian Vodophone one and get the necessary SMS code from Australia.
Howeer, this is not working in Senegal. I have wi-fi connectivity and credit on my Vodaphone SIM.
There's only Voice and TXT available in Senegal . To receive a TXT make sure you're connected to the local network and have roaming active. From where you've posted I assume you have an iPhone? Try switching off your iMessages and turning on normal SMS so you can receive your TXT messages.
You can have a look at the list of roaming countries here.
If you do not have an active connection then roaming might either be off or try resetting your network settings.
We're keen to make sure you get the right answers, and your access to roaming services in Senegal will depend on the type of service that you have.
Is your number a prepaid service or on a plan?
If you're on prepaid, we don't have TXT and data agreements in Senegal, so you'll only be able to make and receive calls while roaming there.
If you're on a billed plan, then you should have call and TXT access, but no data.
If you are on a plan, then we'll need to grab a few more details to work out why you're not able to receive those messages. Can you please let us know what kind of phone you're using, where you are in Senegal and what network your phone is saying you're connected to?