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Can texts go missing/not get delivered?

(14 Posts)
piratecat Fri 11-Jul-08 16:32:30

Just normal text to normal phone. I do remember vaguely that this has happened top me in the past.

BellaBear Fri 11-Jul-08 16:33:54

yes

or not get delivered for a few days

itati Fri 11-Jul-08 16:36:33

My MIL never gets my texts but my FIL gets his straight away from me hmm

zippitippitoes Fri 11-Jul-08 16:38:31

yes they sometimes suddenly arrive in the next day or two

or possibly not at all

have you not heard from your man

MamaG Fri 11-Jul-08 16:39:38

defo piratecat. I was texting a neighbour (!) one day who lives 10 yards from me, makikng some arrangements. One of the texts sent in the middle of the exchange didn't arrive until 3am in the morning hmm

zippitippitoes Fri 11-Jul-08 16:41:01

yes it is one reason for not leaving the phone on overnight..getting woken up by some inane text sent 18 hours earlier at 4 am

and then you tell the sender and they get mortified

Pinkchampagne Fri 11-Jul-08 16:41:05

Yes, happens to me a lot. Not so much that my texts don't send, but my boyfriend has sent me texts that have never arrived. He then texts to say "Oi, why aren't you talking to me?!" I then explain I haven't had a message! They often never arrive, but sometimes come ages later.

geordieminx Fri 11-Jul-08 16:42:25

It is extremely rare for them just to disappear into mobile space, but due to congestion/receipient being area of poor coverage they can be delayed.

((((telecoms engineer in previous life)))))

laidbackinengland Fri 11-Jul-08 16:42:50

Yes, DH sent me 8 texts over the course of Wednesday, they all arrived together on Thursday !

zippitippitoes Fri 11-Jul-08 16:43:00

it sometimes happens to me when i havent succeeded in sending a message for some reason that blocks all incoming

itati Fri 11-Jul-08 16:44:07

I think this is something that needs to be sorted. I remember that poor woman who was murdered, she texted for help and it was hours and hours later that it arrived. Too late by then. sad

beaniesteve Fri 11-Jul-08 16:44:24

It happens but not often.

piratecat Fri 11-Jul-08 16:49:23

zippi no !!

thanks all.

snorkle Fri 11-Jul-08 18:03:05

It's not a guaranteed delivery service and yes they do occasionally get lost in space, but it's generally fairly reliable.

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