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#114178 11-Feb-2013 11:43
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In my job I need to schedule text messages precisely to the second. Accordingly I'm after an SMS app that can schedule texts down to the second - e.g 659.43, rather than 6.59 or 7.00.

Unfortunately, all the apps I've looked at only allow scheduling to the minute. 

Can anyone suggest, either 1, an app that  allows scheduling to the second,  or 2,  a simple way to achieve it by other means. 

Thanks.



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  #759397 11-Feb-2013 11:53
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As a comment... You might be able to schedule to the second but SMS delivery is never guaranteed. It can be delivered in a few seconds, or even hours. And are you sure the device itself has no clock skew?





 

 

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  #759448 11-Feb-2013 13:07
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Being able to schedule to the second is the starting point.

In my experience the other variables you mention can be accounted for with a bit of practice. With my old Symbian Nokia I do it manually and know exactly how many seconds a text will take to my target. I assume the fact that I'm always sending to the same address makes it consistent and simple to calculate.


 
 
 
 


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Dial: Being able to schedule to the second is the starting point.

In my experience the other variables you mention can be accounted for with a bit of practice. With my old Symbian Nokia I do it manually and know exactly how many seconds a text will take to my target. I assume the fact that I'm always sending to the same address makes it consistent and simple to calculate.



That will sometimes work.

You'll never be able to account for the actual time taken from network A to network A, B, C or D. Time of day issues, location issues and load issues (Is there a concert nearby?) will all potentially affect delivery time for SMS.

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  #759472 11-Feb-2013 13:22
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Fair enough. Although my experience is that I'm able to be extremely consistent. Perhaps there's something special about that old Nokia ;)

Anyhow I will take it that no such sms apps are available. There do seem to be plenty of instructions on how to hack your phone to achieve this so it surprises me that the feature is not available.

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