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silkhandkerchief

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I was a Nokia man before moving to an Iphone 4. One Nokia feature which I found invaluable was that you were notified when a text message actually arrived on the other person's phone; not just 'sent' but 'delivered'. Is there any way of doing this on an Iphone 4?
 

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Nope, but there are several messaging apps on the app store that do..but none are true SMS. If your jailbroken I think bitesms does.
 

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dowsleyjr said:
Yes this feature is available on the iphone 4s.

You're kidding?! My crappy old Nokia did this, there's NO way I can tell my expensive iPhone 4 if my messages are delivered?
I'm using Viber for free texts, so don't want to use an app that means I can't use Viber.
And the only Aussie network these apps mention is Three - I'm with Vodafone.
Apple - I'm highly unimpressed!
 

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You're kidding?! My crappy old Nokia did this, there's NO way I can tell my expensive iPhone 4 if my messages are delivered?
I'm using Viber for free texts, so don't want to use an app that means I can't use Viber.
And the only Aussie network these apps mention is Three - I'm with Vodafone.
Apple - I'm highly unimpressed!

The way it works with my iPhone 5 is if a message doesn't go through there is a message right under you message a message saying it failed. Now if you are talking about a read message, I haven't seen that on a smart phone since I had a Blackberry Storm about 4 years ago.

So if you don't get a message saying it failed, it's safe to say your message went through. As to whether it was read or not, that's not something that an Android or iPhone will do.
 

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If they have this turned on you can
Me, I have it turned off cos I sometimes don't want the caller to know I read their spam
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Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk
 

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Excellent and a great idea. I didn't realize that setting was there, I will set mine up like that if it already isn't.
 

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hookbill said:
Excellent and a great idea. I didn't realize that setting was there, I will set mine up like that if it already isn't.
That setting only works when both users are using an iDevice w/ iMessage.
 

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dbplumb said:
Yes. That is why I said " if they have this turned on"

Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk
Absolutely... just wanted to clear up any confusion that might lead users to believe this woks cross-platform.
 

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i used to like that feature on my android phone,it was a network feature with 3 mobile,as soon as a text was delivered i got a text informing me,they started to charge for the service after a while,theres nothing on iPhone 4s or 5 to enable it though.
 

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