Phone off for 2 weeks, no texts received ?

  setecio 09:49 AM 18 Jul 08


Had my Orange PAYG phone off for 2 weeks while away. I know 2 people definitely sent texts to the phone during this period, but when I switched it back on it did not recieve those texts (none appeared). I sent a text today from another phone to check and it came through ok.

Are texts only kept on the 'text server' of a mobile network for a certain period and then deleted (eg 48 hours ? ).

I'd be surprised if this was true but I'm trying to work out what happened to the missing texts. I would guess other people also sent texts but none have appeared so I've lost those as well. (The phone has been on for 24 hours now.)

  mymate 12:41 PM 18 Jul 08

I think its 3 days a text waits to be delivered . If you send a text to someone whos mobile is off after 3 days off not being delivered you get a message on your mobile saying its not been delivered .

  GRIDD 13:26 PM 18 Jul 08

mymate that's only if you have delivery reports turned on, will they notify you. Other than that you are correct, SMS only stay on the server for a few days.

  setecio 14:07 PM 18 Jul 08

Ah, ok thanks.


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