Accessing text messages on your Mobile Broadband device.

This support article will give you key information about sending and receiving text messages on your Mobile Broadband device.

How to access text messages.

Here are the ways you can send and receive text messages using your Mobile Broadband device.

Pocket WiFi and modems.

USB modem.

You can send and receive text messages directly from your USB modem using the software it came with. Accessing text messages through your USB modem differs depending on its software.

Software Instructions

Vodafone Mobile Broadband software

To access your text messages, select the 'SMS' icon in the bottom left corner of the software window.

Vodafone QuickStart software

To access your text messages, go to the online dashboard via 192.168.1.1 or vodafonemobile.vmb using your web browser when your USB modem connected. Once the QuickStart homepage loads, select the ‘SMS’ tab.

Pocket WiFi.

You can send and receive text messages directly from your Pocket WiFi using the online dashboard:

1. Open the Pocket WiFi online dashboard by:

  • Entering 192.168.0.1 into the web browser when your Pocket WiFi is connected.
  • Connecting the Pocket WiFi to your computer using the Micro USB cable and then select the short cut icon on your desktop.
 
2. Login using the admin password. If you’ve never changed the password, the default will be ‘admin’.
3. Select the ‘SMS’ tab, or ‘Go to Inbox’.
4. Select ‘Inbox’ to access your text messages.

 

Huawei WiFi Cube.

You can access text messages on your WiFi Cube through the online dashboard. Enter 192.168.8.1 into your web browser using a computer or device that’s connected to your WiFi Cube.

You can also access text messages through the Huawei HiLink app.

For more information, check out the WiFi Cube quick start guide.

Huawei CarFi.

You can access text messages on your CarFi through the Huawei HiLink app.

For more information, check out the CarFi quick start guide.

Tablets.

Android.

To find out how to access text messages on your Android tablet, check out our device guides. For more information, contact your device manufacturer.

iPad.

iPads are unable to send or receive text messages.

Additional information.

Can I make calls using my Mobile Broadband SIM?

If you’re on a Mobile Broadband plan, you can insert your Mobile Broadband SIM into a compatible phone to make calls and send text messages.

Our Mobile Broadband plans have data inclusions only, so any calls that you make from your SIM will be charged on top of your minimum monthly spend. You can find call rates for making calls from your Mobile Broadband SIM through My Vodafone.

If you’re on prepaid Mobile Broadband, you’re unable to use your Mobile Broadband SIM to make calls.

What are the charges for sending text messages from your Mobile Broadband device?

If you’re on a Mobile Broadband plan, any text messages you send will be charged on top of your minimum monthly spend. You can find rates and charges through My Vodafone.

If you’re on a prepaid Mobile Broadband service, these are the SMS inclusions.

Prepaid Mobile Broadband Recharge Expiry Included SMS
$20 30 days 15 texts
$30 30 days 30 texts
$40 40 days 30 texts
$50 180 days 30 texts
$60 365 days 30 texts
$125 365 days 50 texts
When will I need to access text messages on my Mobile Broadband device?

When you register for My Vodafone, or if you forget your password, we’ll send a temporary password to your Mobile Broadband device via SMS.

If you’re on a Mobile Broadband plan, we’ll send you reminders about your invoice due date via SMS.

If you’re on prepaid Mobile Broadband, we’ll periodically send you reminders about your recharge expiry date via SMS.

 

How many text messages can my device hold?

Pocket WiFi and USB modems have a storage capacity of 20 sent and received text messages. Once you reach this limit, you’ll be unable to receive text messages until you free up some space. We recommend deleting any text messages you no longer need.

How do I know if my Pocket WiFi has received a text message?

If your Pocket WiFi has received a text message the message indicator on the front of the device will display a green light, or an envelope icon will appear on the screen.