I am in NZ and need to receive SMS with code numbers for banking and other stuff.
What exactly can I do to be able to receive SMS's? is activating data roaming on my network settings (android) enough? ...doesn;t seem to be working!
Anything to do on the Optus side (accounts settings, etc)?
Roaming should be turned on by default now, but its possible its off for you.
Read about it here
You should be able to check and change your roaming settings in your account
PS Turn off Mobile Data Roaming (that's not SMS) unless you want to pay some fairly expensive rates for it (Get a local SIM or use WIFI or buy a travel pack from Optus)
If you have any difficulties with the above process, please feel free to send me a private message with your phone number, full name and DOB. You can leave it with us and we'll have someone check it out asap.