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  1. Ngo93

    Ngo93 Well-Known Member

    Is there any way to do this? On my Blackberry Pearl all my texts would be retrieved once it was turned back on. But on my MyTouch I don't get anything ><

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  2. xzillerationer

    xzillerationer Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't know. The only reasons I turn my phone off is because the battery is dead, I'm reflashing my phone for the fifth time that week, or I'm rebooting for some reason. I think that it may depend on your carrier and your OS(ROM, not Android)
  3. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

    Should work the same way on your MyTouch. Texts should be delivered by the network once your device is back up and running. Nothing is received while a device is off.
  4. Yea I'm pretty sure that depends on the carrier, not the phone. Call your carrier and ask. They should come through to the phone shortly after turning it back on.
  5. Ngo93

    Ngo93 Well-Known Member

    Alright thanks everyone!
  6. pjcard

    pjcard Member

    On GSM texts have an expiry period, the carrier will attempt to send them until that point. On the phones I've had you can choose the expiry period for the messages you send, I seem to remember they varied from an hour to a day or more. The setting was in the same place as the setting for delivery reports.
  7. meyerweb

    meyerweb Well-Known Member

    I don't know why you need to turn off your phone. I had Treos for the last 5 years that didn't even have an off button. If you don't want to hear alerts, just put the phone in slient mode, but leave it on.
  8. Ngo93

    Ngo93 Well-Known Member

    Oh it's just for when I'm flashing new ROMS or if the phone dies out on me really. Just asked because lately I've missed a few important texts while it was off.
  9. troffe

    troffe Member

    Agreed that it should depend on the carrier. All the messaging app does it send and receive whenever possible.

    It's up to the carrier to keep messages until the phone can receive them.
  10. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member

    Your not going to be able to receive texts while its off, because its, well, off. Nothing is running on the phone, except maybe the internal clock. You are completely disconnected from the network. But your carrier should hold your texts until you turn it back on and then you should receive them shortly.
  11. pjcard

    pjcard Member

    Oddly when I turn my phone off, it still wakes itself up when an alarm I've set goes off, I guess that's just an extension of the clock really. Certainly doesn't receive texts though.
  12. mpw

    mpw Well-Known Member

    Some do (SE & BB IIRC) have the option to allow alarms when the phone/smartphone functions are 'off', but not Android I believe.

    I believe Orange in the UK will dump texts after 24hrs if undelivered, and sometimes I've found that if you do get texts sent while your phone is off, they can take quite a while to arrive once you're online again, and don't necessarily arrive in order.

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