How to check if the SMS is being delievered??

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Dinh, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Dinh macrumors member

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    How do I check the delivery status of an SMS ??

    Just can't figure it out.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    iMessages say delivered below. Texts just send you have to trust in the force.
     
  3. Dinh thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks.

    I know iMessage does that out of the box.
    But how do I active it for regular SMS?

    I couldn't find it in settings at all.
    Maybe I missed something.

    My 8-year phone had this feature out of the box.
    Why is it disabled by default in iPhone 5?
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It's not and never has been a feature in iOS
     
  5. Nothlit macrumors regular

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    It's not a built-in feature of the iPhone. I have read that you can manually request an SMS delivery report by putting *0# at the beginning of each message you send, but that's not really a practical solution. Sorry there isn't better news.
     
  6. Dinh thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't wanna believe you guys.
    Is this for real?

    I didn't check it out since it's such a basic stuff, I assumed it will be there!!
    :mad::mad:

    Isn't iPhone 5 supposed to be the best smart'phone' ever!!
    It doesn't even have the basic functionality of a Phone.

    WTH man. SO pi$$ed off.
    Sorry for ranting.

    This was quite important to me.

    Offtopic, I'm still within 14 days.
    If I swap it for GS3 , will GS3 have this 'feature'?
     
  7. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    See you later troll.
     
  8. Dinh thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm a troll because of a missing feature in Phone ??

    Btw,when the Jailbreak comes for iOS, will it be possible then?(Please say yes)
     
  9. Rigby macrumors 601

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    SMS delivery notifications are highly dependent on your carrier. In most cases the confirmation just means that the network has processed the message, not that it has been delivered to the recipient's phone. Also, it usually only works if the recipient happens to use the same carrier as the sender. IMO this feature is too unreliable to be useful.

    In any case, if you really think you need it, you can put *0# or *N# (depending on the carrier) at the start of your message.
     
  10. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    In the 5 years of iPhone's life, this is the first I've heard of this particular "missing feature." In fact, I can't think of any cell phone I've used that has SMS delivery receipts.
     
  11. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    SMS delivery notification isn't a popular feature in the US. AFAIK T-Mobile was the only carrier that supported the feature (I don't think they do anymore).

    It is more popular overseas.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Verizon has supported the feature for quite a while on pretty much all of their feature (basic) phones. The iPhone definitely doesn't have it, not sure if the other smartphones do.
     
  13. Dinh thread starter macrumors member

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    That might be the reason.
    Atleast in my country India its very popular.

    And to someone saying that it needs both person to be on the same network, it's not the case.
    Also it only shows delivery status when the other person actually receives it.
    It's very reliable.

    Thanks all.

    It turns out that Android does support it.
     
  14. Rigby macrumors 601

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    That depends entirely on your carrier. For example, AT&T in the US does not support delivery confirmations at all (see here).
     
  15. Dinh thread starter macrumors member

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    I get that. many American carriers don't support the feature.
    But that's no excuse for iPhone to not have it.

    Every carrier in my country supports it.
    And even low end phones also support it.

    The fact the the Most powerful phone which costed me will abouve 1000USD (after conversion) doesn't support this feature is just very sad.
     
  16. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a

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    Btw ... when you switch to Android (and specifically to a Galaxy model) , please come back here to rant on "Why does the messaging app on the Galaxy Phone convert a simple image (MMS) to a freakin Slideshow of 3 seconds !!" ... Take my word, you would be even more pissed than just this simple "missing feature" in iOS ... :D
     
  17. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    You are correct. Here in Europe we use that feature a LOT. Personally, I don't.
     
  18. RockstarSR macrumors member

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    If you jailbreak, you can install iPhoneDelivery from Cydia.
     
  19. surfer17 macrumors member

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    GOTCHA Troll!!!

    You can't just simply return phones in India. Neither Airtel nor Aircel (the carriers selling the iPhones in India) will allow you to return the phone within 14 days.

    Source: Spent 20 years in India.

    Stop trolling and go play with your plastic phone.
     
  20. Dinh thread starter macrumors member

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    Mapple ..heard of the store ??
    Go and ask them
     
  21. Blipp macrumors 6502

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