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richgamer

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#20581 31-Mar-2008 12:45
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why over last weekend and this weekend are vodafone to vodafone text messages being delayed for hours? i know the sms service cannot guarantee instant delivery but my friend sent me a text at 8pm and i didn't receive it until midnight which was 4 hours after the text was sent. and last week a friend sent me a text at 10am and i didn't receive it until 9pm which is 11 hours. i have talked to my friends and say they sometimes have this problem too. i would accept a text message taking 10 minutes to be received but waiting a few hours to receive a text is unacceptable by vodafone. how do you think vodafone could fix this problem?


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cranz
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  #119886 31-Mar-2008 12:55

Have you troubleshooted to make sure its not your handset? I say this because I have not experienced any SMS delays for a while on Vodafone

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  #119887 31-Mar-2008 12:57
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I have this issue from time to time too, but not often.

I find that texts sent to/from Canada often never arrive.  Other countries seem to be fine.

 
 
 
 


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  #119889 31-Mar-2008 13:03
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I have yet to experience any delays in receiving/sending messages with Vodafone, seems to have been good to me even other countries I have sent and received from different networks in Indonesia reasonably fast

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  #119898 31-Mar-2008 13:15
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richgamer:

why over last weekend and this weekend are vodafone to vodafone text messages being delayed for hours? i know the sms service cannot guarantee instant delivery but my friend sent me a text at 8pm and i didn't receive it until midnight which was 4 hours after the text was sent. and last week a friend sent me a text at 10am and i didn't receive it until 9pm which is 11 hours. i have talked to my friends and say they sometimes have this problem too. i would accept a text message taking 10 minutes to be received but waiting a few hours to receive a text is unacceptable by vodafone. how do you think vodafone could fix this problem?



What basic fault checking have you actioned?

Are the SMS going cross network?

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  #119901 31-Mar-2008 13:24
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wow johnr can you actually read? i have said the texts were vodafone to vodafone. it is right at the top of my message. please read before asking questions that have already been answered in the first post.

of course i have fault checked. i have told you that myself and friends are having these problems sometimes. we each have different model cellphones. it doesn't just happen for me, it happens for my friends who text other vodafone users too.


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richgamer:

why over last weekend and this weekend are vodafone to vodafone text messages being delayed for hours? i know the sms service cannot guarantee instant delivery but my friend sent me a text at 8pm and i didn't receive it until midnight which was 4 hours after the text was sent. and last week a friend sent me a text at 10am and i didn't receive it until 9pm which is 11 hours. i have talked to my friends and say they sometimes have this problem too. i would accept a text message taking 10 minutes to be received but waiting a few hours to receive a text is unacceptable by vodafone. how do you think vodafone could fix this problem?



What basic fault checking have you actioned?

Are the SMS going cross network?

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  #119916 31-Mar-2008 13:56

No need to be snarky to people who are trying to help you..

You've yet to say how you've troubleshooted. Have you tried your sim card in another handset to see if the delay still occurs? Are the two examples you've given from the same friend or different friends? Did you receive other TXT's ok in that period? (I.e between 10am and 9pm were all TXT's delayed or just one..) Are these the only 2 TXT's that have been delayed or is it happening to the majority of your TXTs?

The more info the better..

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#119924 31-Mar-2008 14:30
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And more importantly... Are you sure those are all Vodafone numbers? No one ported to Telecom (021 is no longer Vodafone only)...




 

 

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  #120148 1-Apr-2008 11:37
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i tried my sim card in my old handset and still had the same problem last week.

and the two examples were from different friends.

no we didn't receive other texts ok in that period.

the delayed texts problem happens on some days and other days the texts are received instantly.

and no one has ported their number.

it looks like a vodafone issue. may on some days their sms service is overloaded so that is why the texts are delayed. maybe vodafone need to increase their capacity to handle more text messages. i wish vodafone had an unlimited data plan so i could buy a smartphone and use windows live messenger instead of sending texts but i am not going to browse the internet with a smartphone because of vodafone not having an unlimited data plan.

cranz: No need to be snarky to people who are trying to help you..

You've yet to say how you've troubleshooted. Have you tried your sim card in another handset to see if the delay still occurs? Are the two examples you've given from the same friend or different friends? Did you receive other TXT's ok in that period? (I.e between 10am and 9pm were all TXT's delayed or just one..) Are these the only 2 TXT's that have been delayed or is it happening to the majority of your TXTs?

The more info the better..

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#120157 1-Apr-2008 11:51
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richgamer: i wish vodafone had an unlimited data plan so i could buy a smartphone and use windows live messenger instead of sending texts but i am not going to browse the internet with a smartphone because of vodafone not having an unlimited data plan.


You don't need "unlimited" data to use MSN Messenger on a smart device. MSN Messenger uses little data - and Vodafone offers plans from 200 MB to 3 GB with a $10 "insurance". If you tell me you use more than 200 MB/month with MSN I would not believe.

I have push e-mail on my Windows Mobile device, I browse some websites, and use Fring to post updates to Twitter when out and about, and never use more than 100 MB a month!




 

 

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  #120326 1-Apr-2008 21:17
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i have never had any delay in txt messages, all work quickly to me...

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  #120356 1-Apr-2008 21:51
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I had a few delays Sunday/Monday.
Seems to be back to normal today.

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  #120646 3-Apr-2008 02:21
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I have not noticed any delays other then coverage related. Once my gsm phone gets signal they always seem to come thru pretty promptly, and if its in signal because its on the windowsill it will get them when sent.




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  #120926 3-Apr-2008 23:18
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freitasm:
richgamer: i wish vodafone had an unlimited data plan so i could buy a smartphone and use windows live messenger instead of sending texts but i am not going to browse the internet with a smartphone because of vodafone not having an unlimited data plan.


You don't need "unlimited" data to use MSN Messenger on a smart device. MSN Messenger uses little data - and Vodafone offers plans from 200 MB to 3 GB with a $10 "insurance". If you tell me you use more than 200 MB/month with MSN I would not believe.

I have push e-mail on my Windows Mobile device, I browse some websites, and use Fring to post updates to Twitter when out and about, and never use more than 100 MB a month!

I have the Voda Live server set to 127.0.0.1 -- never any data charges at all Laughing

I dont want to develop a habit of using a service that could easily become an expensive habit with the right handset and the odd movie... I hope Vodafone can give me a bit more broadband data allowance though!!




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