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I've got a phone that i've had off since christmas, I happen to know that two of my utterly hilarious friends took this opportunity to spam my phone with texts. (There's a week over christmas where I have no signal).

I've just turned it on and it's been about half an hour and nothing has come through yet. I'm wondering what happens to texts 'in limbo' so to speak, there was hundreds sent my friends have confirmed this, I was just wondering how this kind of stuff worked. tongue.gif

If it's any help the phone in mention is an old Nokia X3, so no 3G etc and the network is 02.

Any help would be great. smile.gif
    
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I can't remember but I had a bit of an "issue" I needed to know how long texts we're on a server...
T-mobile only keeps them TWO DAYS

Other companies may keep them up to 7 days or maybe longer
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Oh I see, i've had texts before from previous weeks. This isn't making me very hopeful. I wanted to remind them with anger! tongue.gif
Mainly because the phone couldn't handle multiple texts.. in the slightest. biggrin.gif
    
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I can't remember but I had a bit of an "issue" I needed to know how long texts we're on a server...
T-mobile only keeps them TWO DAYS

Other companies may keep them up to 7 days or maybe longer

Yea I was going to say the same thing. They only hold them for a very little amount of time so they dont get overloaded on their servers.
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Text's are kept on the server. I usually notice a 10 second delay from when I sent it to when the other person gets it. I've never heard of a text taking more than a few hours to get recieved though tongue.gif
    
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In reality the text messages sent are damn near similar to a land line calling a land line and in the same ball park as a cell phone calling a cell phone, according to my buddy who manages the routers that handle the data for 'said' data service providers.

Meaning, that a text is essentially the same as a phone call from one phone to another, in terms of the provider. So it shouldn't take long at all to receive/send a text, let alone the time it take for a router to a server for keeping in case of a 'terminated' or 'unreliable receiver' connection.
    
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