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Text Messages

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Saw a client yesterday who's been having problems with folk not receiving his text messages, then I had ten texts sent by various peoples during the day which didn't come through until 8pm in the evening.

One or two of them phoned or emailed when I didn't respond, I also missed seeing someone as a result.

Most folk think because a text has left their phone that it's at the other end. It isn't and when I asked a network provider some years ago they told me the following;

They give themselves 72 hours to deliver a text message, after that they dump it. This is the reason why if you leave your phone off for a week you only get the messages sent in the previous few days, and not any sent earlier.

Every so often I miss texts from clients, or clients miss texts from me. Sometimes they turn up a day or two later, sometimes never.

Never assume!

 

I am reliably informed to be sure your text message has been received type *0#  (0 being a zero) at the start of the message, and you should get a delivery report when it gets into the recipients handset. This doesn't mean it's been read however, the phone could be on silent in a drawer, pocket or the owner could be driving.

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Thanks, Strawberry. That's very useful as I didn't know any of it. I just assumed that when I hit "send" then it was there!

 

The mobile companies could be a bit more forthcoming, in my view, about some  aspects of their services.

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The mobile companies could be a bit more forthcoming, in my view, about some  aspects of their services.

 

 

 

 

I could agree more.  I get charged if I want a delivery report as I'm on PAYG.  I shouldn't have to pay for this service.  I think that you should recieve automatic delivery report after every text rather than people having to add numbers or keep checking to make sure the other person has received it.  People forget especially when they're busy.  Which is one of the main reasons I don't use texts.

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Thanks, Strawberry. That's very useful as I didn't know any of it. I just assumed that when I hit "send" then it was there!

 

The mobile companies could be a bit more forthcoming, in my view, about some  aspects of their services.

Yes many do, technology isn't infallible and it's not as reliable as we think. Once had a fall out with a boyfriend over delayed text messages, he was certain I was either ignoring him or with another man. I was definitely on my own with the phone on, and a full signal. Messages started to come through 40 minutes later, it was then out of curiosity I decided to speak to the mobile provider(different one to the one I currently am with) and start to understand how these things work.

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So the message from Strawberry is:- If it's really important do not send a text. Keep calling.

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Thats why i've always used the delivery update.Text is good for if you have time and are not too worried when you get a reply,other wise call

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So the message from Strawberry is:- If it's really important do not send a text. Keep calling.

The message is don't rely on text alone, if no answer chase it.

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I could agree more.  I get charged if I want a delivery report as I'm on PAYG.  I shouldn't have to pay for this service.  I think that you should recieve automatic delivery report after every text rather than people having to add numbers or keep checking to make sure the other person has received it.  People forget especially when they're busy.  Which is one of the main reasons I don't use texts.

 

 

Really ? which network is this.   I thought the delivery report was a feature turned on or off from your phone and i've never been charged for it, I'n on PAYG too with talkbobile(vodafone)

 

 

 

 

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I could agree more.  I get charged if I want a delivery report as I'm on PAYG.  I shouldn't have to pay for this service.  I think that you should recieve automatic delivery report after every text rather than people having to add numbers or keep checking to make sure the other person has received it.  People forget especially when they're busy.  Which is one of the main reasons I don't use texts.

Missed this.Serious?I'm on virgin PAYG and i dont pay for it.Maybe see about switching provider.Even for PAYG you can get your number transfered

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I am reliably informed to be sure your text message has been received type *0#  (0 being a zero) at the start of the message, and you should get a delivery report when it gets into the recipients handset. This doesn't mean it's been read however, the phone could be on silent in a drawer, pocket or the owner could be driving.

 

*0# is applicable to O2 network, so users have to check with other network providers what they need to type at the beginning of the message.

 

For O2, message is held for 7 days before you get a text to say that it has "expired", i.e. did not reach the recepient, as their mobile may have been switched off during the entire time.

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Really ? which network is this.   I thought the delivery report was a feature turned on or off from your phone and i've never been charged for it, I'n on PAYG too with talkbobile(vodafone)

 

 

 

 

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I'm on O2 PAYG and I don't get charged for requesting delivery report.

 

It's very handy for checking to see if Escorts are around. A couple of favourite EE escorts who switch off their mpbiles whilst abroad

will result in no receipt of a text sent out, followed by an expiry report 7 days later, if they are still abroad.

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My punting phone is a PAYG but my normal phone is a contract iPhone. I had made the assumption that all escorts have two phones. One for work and one for personal use. Both being able to make and receive texts. Perhaps the personal one being a smartphone. Or maybe both phones.

As far as the personal phone is concerned it's up to the escort, as it is to everyone, how many calls and texts she makes and the size of the bill. As far as the work phone is concerned, and ladies please correct me if I'm wrong (I'm sure you will), I assume that they only pay for the outgoing texts. All calls on that phone being incoming and paid for by the punter. So a relatively simple phone is all that is required and a cheap contract tariff would surely suffice if you didn't want a payg.

At the risk of further teaching my grandmother to suck eggs there is also the designated e-mail account (sexygibbs@gmail.com perhaps) which you can, of course, pick up on the personal phone. The designated website would also enable the escort to obtain a lot more information than a text and retain information better than the memory can of a phone call

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My punting phone is a PAYG but my normal phone is a contract iPhone. I had made the assumption that all escorts have two phones. One for work and one for personal use. Both being able to make and receive texts. Perhaps the personal one being a smartphone. Or maybe both phones.

As far as the personal phone is concerned it's up to the escort, as it is to everyone, how many calls and texts she makes and the size of the bill. As far as the work phone is concerned, and ladies please correct me if I'm wrong (I'm sure you will), I assume that they only pay for the outgoing texts. All calls on that phone being incoming and paid for by the punter. So a relatively simple phone is all that is required and a cheap contract tariff would surely suffice if you didn't want a payg.

At the risk of further teaching my grandmother to suck eggs there is also the designated e-mail account (sexygibbs@gmail.com perhaps) which you can, of course, pick up on the personal phone. The designated website would also enable the escort to obtain a lot more information than a text and retain information better than the memory can of a phone call

I make outgoing calls on my work phone.

 

I use it to phone the GUM to make appointments.

Some guys I might call if they are asking for directions, lost, phone cut out I'm not so mean I sit there waiting for them to phone back. Occasionally clients actually turn up without credit on their phone, so I'm phoning them because it's easier to give directions that way. I also have two client friends who I call for a chat, partly so it doesn't turn up on his phone bill, partly because he might not have that much credit. Sometimes I need to phone owners of advertising sites. I also phone my photographer occasionally, and sometimes other ladies with questions about things, or if they have a particular concern. Some clients leave voicemail requesting a call back, and I usually do.

 

Majority of calls are incoming, and I prefer clients to call me but not all.

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My main phone is an iPhone, if sending an iMessage then you get a delivery report and (depending on the recipients settings) a read report. As I'm on O2 I always use *0# for delivery reports when texting ordinary phones (not iMessage).

My punter phone is an ASDA PAYG sim in a favourite old mobile. ASDA piggy back the Vodafone network and I get an automatic delivery report for every text just for having it switched on in my settings. O2 don't have an automatic request feature for delivery reports hence the *0#

Top tip for anyone with an iPhone, *0# is a bloody pain so set a keyboard shortcut. Can be anything you like that's quick to type.

DG

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Last week I had a reliable regular booked in in advance. We'd waived confirmation ages ago because he's very consciencious. On the day I turned down other offers, got ready, nothing...........

 

He'd sent a text the previous evening to say couldn't make it, I never received this text and have no reason to disbelieve him based on his general demeanor, and behaviour.

 

Mildly frustrating.

 

Texts cannot be relied upon and I wonder how many others I've missed and got down as unreliable, or guys who think I'm rude because I've never responded to text enquiries?

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What surprises me most about the UK is none of the Service Providers mention anything about the possibility

of getting "Delivery" reports and "Read" reports, and how easy they can be set up.

 

For really important texts, I manually request such reports, including text sent to WGs for confirmation of bookings,

or any cancellations (rare)

 

I've been to third world countries in Africa where Network Support is far superior. Not only is the above standard,

but it is also possible in most African COuntries to transfer credits from one mobile to another for those on PAYG,

e.g. if your children or OH were running low on credit and were temprararily somewhere where they couldn't get

any top-ups, you could transfer certain balance form your PAYG phone direct to them, at the touch of a few buttons.

 

Whenever I've mentioned this to people, they are shocked to learn tht it is possible to get delivery reports. I suppose

it is a case of educating people ourselves.

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What surprises me most about the UK is none of the Service Providers mention anything about the possibility

of getting "Delivery" reports and "Read" reports, and how easy they can be set up.

 

For really important texts, I manually request such reports, including text sent to WGs for confirmation of bookings,

or any cancellations (rare)

 

I've been to third world countries in Africa where Network Support is far superior. Not only is the above standard,

but it is also possible in most African COuntries to transfer credits from one mobile to another for those on PAYG,

e.g. if your children or OH were running low on credit and were temprararily somewhere where they couldn't get

any top-ups, you could transfer certain balance form your PAYG phone direct to them, at the touch of a few buttons.

 

Whenever I've mentioned this to people, they are shocked to learn tht it is possible to get delivery reports. I suppose

it is a case of educating people ourselves.

When I've mentioned it majority of people really do think if they've pressed send then the text is immediately there with the recipient. This causes trouble in all sorts of areas of life.

 

I too have been to, albeit in Europe some pretty remote, previously considered medieval countries and enjoyed fantastic signal even when roaming. People who don't realise this tell me I should live somewhere less remote back here, errr I am definitely not 'remote'.

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