O2 delivery reports and iPhone

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  1. ianrandy macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, just wondering....

    I was with O2 for about a week years ago but left because the network couldnt support delivery reports (something i'd come to rely on), has this been fixed yet?

    Does the iphone support a networks use of delivery reports? All of my nokias have handled this really well. So if a voda sim was put in, is there a delivery reports section of the messaging, or are they displayed on screen?

    Thanks.. Ian.
     
  2. roblawton macrumors 6502

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    To get delivery reports with o2 you have to actually type into the message

    *0# then a space - then the message.

    This will make sure you get a delivery report.

    Obviously until Friday night, I can only presume this will be the same for the iPhone.
     
  3. ScotRobson macrumors 6502

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    I use this all the time with my phone and it works fine. I have actually set it up as a template to use before texts, on my current phone it takes 2 seconds longer.

    I cant speak for the iPhone, I don't know if it possible to set up templates on it, but with the keyboard on the iPhone its probably quicker to type it anyway.

    I almost didnt join O2 18 months ago because of this, but really it hasn't caused me a problem at all.

    Scot
     
  4. jbx macrumors newbie

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    Going back to 10 years ago

    Hah, now thats funny. Delivery Receipts are something standard which has been supported by all the major mobile phones for the last 10 years or so, and we suddenly encounter this advanced cool phone that is not capable of flagging the delivery receipt flag on, or not capable of interpreting an delivery-receipt class SMS.

    And for the prefix by 02 its just a workaround excuse for delivery report support. It existed ages ago and we now seem to need it again because the iPhone engineers forgot to put such a basic feature in a wannabe GSM phone.

    Any idea if it supports branded SMS? I hope it doesnt crash or something when it receives an SMS which has an alphanumeric originator instead of a number! Hope they didnt forget about that possibility either!
     
  5. ScotRobson macrumors 6502

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    Its nothing to do with the iPhone its to do with O2. I have been with O2 for a couple of years and always had to use the code with my old Samsung if I wanted a delivery report.
     
  6. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, I didn't know that you could do this.

    I rarely ever use delivery reports but sometimes I need to.

    Does anyone know if a delivery report is chargeable and how much?
     
  7. Daeve macrumors member

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    My Nokias have worked with O2 and delivery reports fine - never had to use that prefix before. My current Samsung, however, doesn't work automatically.
     
  8. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

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    This is nothing to do with the iPhone, O2's network does *not* support delivery reports by default without dialling a prefix. They didn't work on my old Nokia either. It even says it on the O2 website somewhere...*searches*:

    http://service.o2.co.uk/IQ/srvs/cgi...ion,question=ref(user):str(Mobile),CASE=12994

    It sucks, but it's down to O2 and nobody else.
     
  9. ianrandy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great, but this is still not a "true" delivery report. Its a text, quoting the original message, received as a new text in your inbox... :rolleyes:
     
  10. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

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    I know what a delivery report is. O2 support them but not automatically; only if you enter the prefix.
     
  11. Daeve macrumors member

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    How weird - I've been with the same network (O2) since 1996 (well BT, but that became O2 - I never changed networks) and delivery reports have definitely worked before for me - it used to annoy the hell out of me and fill up my inbox on my Nokia phone so I had to switch it off. I just assumed it still worked - I've had a samsung for 2 years and I know it hasn't done delivery reports. I never knew about the prefix at all.

    Perhaps O2 have changed their network at some point when they transferred from another parent company?
     
  12. ianrandy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Then you should know that what o2 offer is completely different from other networks.

    With o2, with the prefix, you receive a completely new message quoting the original message you sent along with a conformation. With EVERY other network you will either receive a popup on your phone (sony etc) or will have a seperate area of you messaging listing the status of the message, pending, delivered, the date and the "to" field (nokias)

    No one else sends you a whole new text message cluttering up your inbox. this is not what delivery reports should be! (or indeed are, from anyone else)
     
  13. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

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  14. ianrandy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Indeed. Since originally posting i've actually gone out and bought one!

    As no one was able to tell me exactly what you get with o2 i've had to find out myself, i thought i'd share the information as no one else has made this known yet and delivery reports do matter to some people.
     
  15. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    cool..

    the code also works on my unlocked iPhone using T-Mobile UK :)
     
  16. whooosh1 macrumors newbie

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    for SMS delivery reports on orange in the UK you can use RCT in front of your message.
     
  17. sparky7 macrumors member

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    Would love to have delivery reports like Blackberry Messenger (not quite SMS but still) has.. there's 3 icons next to each message.. sent, delivered and read.
     
  18. jtara macrumors 65816

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    If it's not supported on iPhone, it's probably because us yanks have never heard of a delivery report...
     
  19. mrrd macrumors newbie

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    re: not supported

    I dont think O2 mean by "not supported" that it wont work as it obviously does, just that if it doesnt work for you they wont do anything about it.

    Its a handset issue if a particular handset does not support the flag to automatically turn it on on an SMS, so apple are going to have to add a checkbox somewhere to turn it on, maybe iphone 5?
     
  20. Beyondthought macrumors newbie

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    Delivery reports..

    Still no delivery reports on the Iphone 4s.. :(
     
  21. Hudzilla macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious... Why would you need delivery reports?
     
  22. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    So you know the message has been delivered to the recipient's phone. Otherwise, it might be switched off and you would be none the wiser. of course, that doesn't mean they have read your message...
     

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