Last Updated: Feb 19,2010
What do delivery reports do?
What does spoofing as iPhone or whatever do?
I believe a delivery report is just to inform you that the message did indeed get sent over your carrier.
As for spoofing, it just makes it look like the device you used to send the sms was an iphone. Why this would be useful is beyond me though.
do delivery reports let you know if they've accessed the sms to read it?
as for spoofing, how would you even tell what phone sent it? Where would it say that?
Delivery reports won't, but you can select Read receipts. Although if the person getting the message doesn't choose to send a receipt you'll never know.
I believe the delivery report thing is pretty streamlined. When you send a SMS, you'll see a little notification (icon i think?) within the message showing it's progress, then it switches to saying Sent.
You can view details of the SMS, but in handcent it just shows the phone number and date. Maybe some devices will show you more. Or maybe it's something to fool providers that filter stuff according to devices.. who knows.
Edit: I just tested with Delivery reports enabled. When you send a SMS, you get an icon of a clock in the bottom right of the message. If you click on it, it brings up a status message (pending). What happens is the program is waiting for a response from the carrier that the message has successfully gone through. Once it has the icon changes to a checkmark to let you know everything was successful. Personally I believe there is no point in leaving this checked as the program will alert you if the message didn't go through anyway, so just adds unnecessary double verification to every message.
I see. Thanks a lot for the info.
I think I'll have my phone spoofed as the iPhone. All my friends know I hate the iPhone. Maybe one day one will have a phone that says hey this was sent from an iPhone and they'll be like WTF? He hates iPhones...
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