Dear people of forum :
I hope that all of you are ok . My name is Martin and I live in Argentina .
Yesterday bought an Inreach Mini unit , and after setted it up as I wish , I tryed to send my wife and SMS .
She never received it. After that I tryed to send a friend with the same result . Of course Mapshare messages goes ok .
Today I called to Garmin Latam support and they told me that they are having issues with Argentinian carriers and Chileans carriers too .
So I must have patience and wait if any time they can fix it .
With my old unit (Bivystick) I was able to send , but my wife received a random SMS number (shorted not 10 digits) and she had to reply to de dedicated number of the Bivystick .
It was a little difficult but it worked .
Inreach has not a dedicated number .So if you are planning to buy or use it in Argentina , stay alert that only thru a gateway like Mapshare will be sent.
It seems like third world country (like mine) carries do not accept SMS from satellital devices .Or maybe they use some kind of spam filter . Who knows.
Of course I also called to carriers to see if they are aware of this , and they hevle absolutely no clue at all .
I will be making test and in case i found another way , will kepp you posted .
Have a great afternoon Martin