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Topic # 99731 26-Mar-2012 12:30
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I quite often get missed calls where I get the Who Called Txt either because I'm in a dodgy reception area, or my phone is too slow and crappy to trigger a call screen and ringtone sound, which is fine and I put up with it.

My curiosity is, why is it before I receive these txts I get a pre-text, i.e. a message appearing before the Who Called Txt saying my Who Called Txt is coming.

It goes something like this:

"yr whocalled txt is about 2 arrive. due 2 the model of yr mobile it is necessary that this message be displayed b4 your msg is displayed"

I just want to know why I get a message telling me a message is coming when I receive the intended message fine in the first place?

My phone is a Huawei Ideos U8150 and it happens every time. It never happened on any of my previous phones so I'm guessing Vodafone thinks my phone isn't capable of something?

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  Reply # 600183 26-Mar-2012 12:41
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Some handsets don't handle the SMS content well, Notice the SMS is from the number you missed the call from

John



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  Reply # 600191 26-Mar-2012 12:47
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Interesting. Thank you for that, now I know it's my phone at fault. Even though it receives the intended text fine in the end, I'll forever have a text telling me a text is coming. Now I can brag that my phone has a cool feature most other phones don't have :P

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 600209 26-Mar-2012 13:04
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The bigger question in my mind, is why do they feel it necessary to use txt-speak for their notifications if the "full" text version fits in 160 characters?




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  Reply # 600211 26-Mar-2012 13:08
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minigopher17: I quite often get missed calls where I get the Who Called Txt either because I'm in a dodgy reception area, or my phone is too slow and crappy to trigger a call screen and ringtone sound, which is fine and I put up with it.



Myself and others at my work on VF occasionally report issues with "missed calls" when the phones don't register an incoming call at all, despite there being no apparent reason why (i.e. good reception, variety of different handsets, multiple locations).  The first you know you have missed a call is when the txt turn up a few seconds after.  We have tried seeking a solution without luck.  We now just accept it as a VF "quirk".

...in short, it may not be your handset at fault if your not getting calls.    




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  Reply # 600232 26-Mar-2012 13:24
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scuwp: Myself and others at my work on VF occasionally report issues with "missed calls" when the phones don't register an incoming call at all, despite there being no apparent reason why (i.e. good reception, variety of different handsets, multiple locations).  The first you know you have missed a call is when the txt turn up a few seconds after.  We have tried seeking a solution without luck.  We now just accept it as a VF "quirk". 

...in short, it may not be your handset at fault if your not getting calls.    


Hmm, I do get missed calls heaps at work (Parnell), but not at home (Bayview). Once upon a time it had full reception all the time at work, but then one day the reception was poor and it depends where in the room I put my phone. But yes, sometimes I'm looking at my phone with maximum bars and see the Who Called Txt come through without it ringing in the first place.

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  Reply # 600243 26-Mar-2012 13:30
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minigopher17:
scuwp: Myself and others at my work on VF occasionally report issues with "missed calls" when the phones don't register an incoming call at all, despite there being no apparent reason why (i.e. good reception, variety of different handsets, multiple locations). ?The first you know you have missed a call is when the txt turn up a few seconds after. ?We have tried seeking a solution without luck. ?We now just accept it as a VF "quirk".?

...in short, it may not be your handset at fault if your not getting calls. ? ?


Hmm, I do get missed calls heaps at work (Parnell), but not at home (Bayview). Once upon a time it had full reception all the time at work, but then one day the reception was poor and it depends where in the room I put my phone. But yes, sometimes I'm looking at my phone with maximum bars and see the Who Called Txt come through without it ringing in the first place.


Next time this happens PM me the MSISDN , time / date and I can take a look

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  Reply # 600256 26-Mar-2012 13:39
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Thanks. Will do. Murphy's Law dictates my phone will receive all calls perfectly now :)



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  Reply # 601355 28-Mar-2012 15:45
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Hmm, I just received a voicemail text message, phone didn't ring, no Who Called text either. Johnr, you'll be getting a PM from me very soon with my phone details. Thanks.

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  Reply # 601359 28-Mar-2012 15:48
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minigopher17: Hmm, I just received a voicemail text message, phone didn't ring, no Who Called text either. Johnr, you'll be getting a PM from me very soon with my phone details. Thanks.


You would not get the " Who Called " SMS cause the calling party left a Voice message,

Waiting for PM

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  Reply # 601360 28-Mar-2012 15:52
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johnr: You would not get the " Who Called " SMS cause the calling party left a Voice message,

Waiting for PM

John


Ahhh that would make sense. I've just sent a PM with details. Thanks for looking further into this.



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  Reply # 601387 28-Mar-2012 16:29
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I would just like to publicly say a big thank you to johnr for promptly (and unexpectedly) giving me a call and explain to me some interesting technicalities of a complex mobile network and as to why I could be missing incoming calls.

You're a great asset to Vodafone NZ and to Geekzone.

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