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Text Massage

keeps trying to send, until it does.
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Right.. if I'm on the underground (tube/metro) and I want to send a message, I have to wait until I have a signal to do so. What I'd like is for the phone to let me send it now (offline) and let it keep trying to send it for the next couple of hours (by which time I'll probably be in a signal area again).

P.S. I say a couple of hours, but you should be able to set the 'retry time' to however long you want.
neilp, Dec 17 2003


       Oh. I was hoping this would be funny.   

       I had an idea for voice mail like this one time.
DrCurry, Dec 17 2003

       sorry [DrCurry], I couldn't think of a 'funny' title, so went off-topic.

Erm.. isn't this how voicemail works anyway?
neilp, Dec 17 2003

       Send-on-connection Text Messaging?
Letsbuildafort, Dec 17 2003

       yeah, does it do that [Letsbuildafort] ? mine doesn't.
neilp, Dec 17 2003

       neilp: not from a cell phone in a subway tunnel.
DrCurry, Dec 17 2003

       I thought this was going to be some bluetooth attachment to a phone so that you could text "back-rub, shoulder squeeze..etc" to the phone and the attachment would resond accordingly, allowing people to text massages to each other.
dobtabulous, Dec 18 2003

       I would love this. I'd also like a function that allows you to force the phone to check the network for new recieved texts. I find sometimes that if the network is a bit busy, my incoming texts get stuck in cyberspace somewhere and don't come through until I send another outgoing one.
hazel, Dec 18 2003

       I think it would wear down you battery at a pretty good rate. Whenever my phone detects that it is not getting any service, it goes into some sort of sleep mode where it comes back alive every 5 minutes or so and looks for a signal again. i have noticed that this does a very good job ov wearing down my battery, so i would think your idea would do the same. perhaps not though...
luecke, Dec 18 2003

       hey [luecke] - no additional battery problem, this software would just ask the phone if it had a signal, and if so it would send, it wouldn't prompt the 'phone to try and find a signal.
neilp, Dec 18 2003

       "Good moaning - I bring a massage from Michelle."
friendlyfire, Dec 18 2003

       my P800 sony ericsson phone saves the sms in my outbox and keeps trying to send it every few seconds until i get a signal
brainsane, Dec 22 2003

       When I had a phone, it did that.
omegatron, Dec 17 2005

       really [omegatron] which country/network/handset?
neilp, Dec 18 2005

       It's a good idea, although it doesn't quite live up to it's namesake.
Honduras, Dec 18 2005


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