Is it still possible to send and receive text messages (SMS) in Outlook 2013/2016 client and Exchange 2016 server?

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It was possible for us to send SMS messages directly from our Outlook 2010 client using Exchange 2010.

Now that we have upgraded to Outlook 2013/2016 client and Exchange 2016 server, is this still possible?

Below is some info from Microsoft explaining the old setup.
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Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

Not possible.

SMS support has been removed since Outlook 2013 and there is no workaround unless you subscribe for third-party SMS service to install their plugin / addon to send and receive SMS.


Thanks Jackie, can you tell me some third-party SMS service providers in Australia?
IT Manager
Top Expert 2010
Sorry, I am not familiar or affiliated with such service provider yet.

But, from google search, there is a company called "Red Oxygen" which provide such service.

Also, Australia is listed with an asterisk have a “local reply path” (i.e. SMS received will be from a local country code and recipients can text back through a domestic phone number, not an international one) and also offer optional “dedicated numbers” (i.e. a unique number for all your messages).

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