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# 173822 7-Jun-2015 21:37
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So I'm off to the UK for three weeks vacation shortly and I have a UK SIM card to drop in my phone. (My phone (Galaxy S6) is NOT SIM-locked, I've checked!)

I do this to avoid the roaming charges. £18 gets me 5 GB of data and an order of magnitude more minutes and texts than I'll need.

I know I can set up call divert - divert all calls - at the network level - to forward incoming calls to my UK number - which I don't really care to do (happy for them to go to voicemail, though it would be nice if 2D could email me rather than text me to tell me I have waiting messages)

What I'd REALLY like, though, is to be able to divert incoming TEXTS to my temporary UK number.

There are a number of "SMS Forwarder" type apps out there, but they all rely on a phone being up and running - I want to do something at the NETWORK level, since my phone will be with me, with another network's SIM in it.

Technically I could leave my 2D SIM at home, plugged into my old (OLD) first Android phone, which still works, powered-up on a charger, but I want to have it with me to put back into the phone on the way back. 

Anyone know if it's possible to forward SMS at a *network* level? That would be the solution I need.

Thinking of some undocumented *# codes or something that someone might know...

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  # 1318957 7-Jun-2015 21:42
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Not possible.




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  # 1318973 7-Jun-2015 21:52
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sbiddle: Not possible.



I was afraid of that.

Guess I'll just have to put the 2D SIM into my phone from time to time, let it boot up and hoover up all the SMS messages and then do the SIM-switch back.

The NANO SIMs are so fiddly they are easily lost.

My first GSM phone - "Philips Fizz" took a full size SIM card... as in credit-card size. Couldn't lose that easily.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1318983 7-Jun-2015 22:09
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SMS expire if not delivered within a certain time yeah? A few days?

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  # 1319011 8-Jun-2015 00:20
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What sort of phone do you use?




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  # 1319217 8-Jun-2015 10:49
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aros71: My first GSM phone - "Philips Fizz" took a full size SIM card... as in credit-card size. Couldn't lose that easily.
Yeah , but the actual Sim Chip was exactly the same size as a nano-sim today, it just had a whole lot more in built "packaging"

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  # 1319218 8-Jun-2015 10:49
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aros71: Technically I could leave my 2D SIM at home, plugged into my old (OLD) first Android phone, which still works, powered-up on a charger, but I want to have it with me to put back into the phone on the way back. 

Anyone know if it's possible to forward SMS at a *network* level? That would be the solution I need.

Thinking of some undocumented *# codes or something that someone might know...


We can't forward at network level, sorry.  It's FREE to RECEIVE texts even when overseas. How about taking your old, old android turning off mobile data, roaming data and setting it to 2G only so the battery lasts longer with you? 

scottjpalmer: SMS expire if not delivered within a certain time yeah? A few days?


72 hours. 

Give me my regards to Broad Street while you're there! 

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  # 1319227 8-Jun-2015 10:58
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2DegreesCare: How about taking your old, old android turning off mobile data, roaming data and setting it to 2G only so the battery lasts longer with you? 


Oh yeah! Hadn't thought of that. The LG-P500 lives on! I think I've got a SIM size adapter somewhere. Good suggestion. 

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