If phone is off will I get my texts when I turn it back on?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Luba, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I know with VM if I have my phone off and somebody left me a VM it will go to my phone when I turn it back on. Do texts work the same way?

    Let's say I am switching/upgrading to a new phone, in the short time interval of say 5 minutes when my phone/SIM card is de-activated (being moved to new phone), and somebody either calls or texts me, will I lose that VM or text??
     
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    MWPULSE

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    London
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    yes.. its the same as any other phone. It most likely will take a couple of minutes to find the data for your account, n then bosh, you have your texts on your phone. Texts and voicemails are normally related to the number, not the phone your using.
     
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    Oliver.m

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    They'll be fine. The network will store them and resend them when your sim registers with the network again. It's the same as having no signal.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Makes sense . . . when SIM is out of phone, it's like no signal.
     
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    Supa_Fly

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    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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    Correct. If the device is FULLY powered off the network will hold SMS/MMS for a maximum period of 72hrs (3days). Keep in mind some providers have the following services (by default or add-ons to existing plans):

    WhoCalled (Rogers Wireless in Canada) - sends you an SMS if you miss a call (in signal or out of signal, or even if device is off and will send up to 72hrs I've tested) - This is annoying as HELL!
    MMS archival on providers site - you logon and you can save the actual MMS to your PC or resend it to your phone within 30days of originally send date from the other user.

    cheers.
     

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