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Topic # 12638 28-Mar-2007 16:37
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As per the subject... switched on from today. Not sure how to enable them though.




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  Reply # 65284 28-Mar-2007 16:39
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juha: As per the subject... switched on from today. Not sure how to enable them though.


You mean Delivery Notifications?

Is this a permanent thing? There are very few GSM networks who use this due to the extra load it places on the SMSC with all those extra messages.


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Reply # 65285 28-Mar-2007 16:46
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its permanent

And feature is tunred on under message settings

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  Reply # 65287 28-Mar-2007 16:50
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Oh snap! Taken long enough.  

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  Reply # 65288 28-Mar-2007 17:03
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Out of interest do you know if there is any reason in particular this has been turned on john? It's a cool feature to have enabled on the network but it does obviously create extra load on the network.. and as we know Vodafone have blamed capacity issues on their SMSC for quite a few issues recently.


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  Reply # 65294 28-Mar-2007 17:46
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Great feature, especially to check a message has gone through to someone who may have no coverage. Obvious question though....do you pay for the confirmation text?????



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Reply # 65303 28-Mar-2007 18:16
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Excellent, on our hugely undercrowded network, this should have been on since Bellsouth when it was $15 a month + 12c+GST for each MOSMS message. Look forward for more of this to come...

Telecom have supported this feature from the early days of 025 SMS messaging.... The difference is 025 is a "read report" and 027 is a "delivery report"... the 025 responds when the message is opened, the 027 the moment it's delivered.... you have 3 days left to test the 025.....

I use it all the time and is a sure fire way of detecting "off network" numbers and also very handy for sending special messages to check if a mates phone is "on" (formatted to specific phone models so they don't hear the alert)

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  Reply # 65324 28-Mar-2007 19:40

Finally! I have been waiting YEARS for this. Hooray!

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  Reply # 65326 28-Mar-2007 19:43
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sbiddle: Out of interest do you know if there is any reason in particular this has been turned on john? It's a cool feature to have enabled on the network but it does obviously create extra load on the network.. and as we know Vodafone have blamed capacity issues on their SMSC for quite a few issues recently.



Vodafone have upgraded to SMSRs

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  Reply # 65330 28-Mar-2007 19:53

Next step: Make it work across different networks. And internationally! If the Lithuanians can do it, then surely so can we...

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  Reply # 65331 28-Mar-2007 19:53
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Don't know if this is related to this messaging upgrade, but it would be cool if when you get a voicemail, rather than getting a silly text message, you can get a smart message with the wee tape icon on the screen with easy access to calling ya mailbox. I know this is definitely possible on GSM. Telecom have had this setup for a long time on their network.





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  Reply # 65340 28-Mar-2007 20:13

johnr: The network does support this but its turned off


Just out of interest, there was a feature toted around Europe in the late 90s that involved displaying a running total of the cost of the call. Some phones also used to do this, but this was definitely network driven. Can't remember what it might have been called. Any insight into this, Johnr?

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  Reply # 65345 28-Mar-2007 20:22
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Well if they do that then its a discentive to use their overpriced services. Likewise if they were to provide prepay users with a running total of what they put onto their phone. Im quite in favor of them being forced to do that, just like a bank has to give you a statement because I am sure I have being charged twice for MMS's in the past when they didnt send the first time and similar, no way to prove it tho without a statement.




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  Reply # 65445 29-Mar-2007 14:01
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Can someone please explain that this is like what it does and if it cost anything.

My guess is that it is a text confirmation from Vodafone when a text is sent from an 021 number to another 021 number.

I thought that this always exists but the receipent of the original text will need to pay?

What is the arrangment now?

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  Reply # 65460 29-Mar-2007 15:58
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no cost just turn it on and you will see how it works

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  Reply # 65472 29-Mar-2007 17:20
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johnr: no cost just turn it on and you will see how it works


thanks, but I have just tried to text from my phone 1 to phone 2,
and it was asking "request reply" Y or N, then would it still charge me if i say Y?
I have decided not to risk it as it used to be 20 cents before.

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