What happens to sent SMS's that are undelivered b/c phone is off / out of country?
I'm traveling in Europe for several weeks, and my AT&T GoPhone doesn't support international voice or data roaming outside of US & Canada.
I want to know what happens if someone sends me an SMS message while my phone is off / out of the country.
- Will it get returned to them as "undeliverable"?
- Will I get it delivered to my phone once I get back to the US?
I've gotten very mixed messages about this.
- Some reps have said "YES, when you turn your phone back on in the US, every message that was sent to you while you were away will get delivered."
- Some reps have said "NO, you won't receive any SMS that was sent to you while you were out of the country." This answer, btw, doesn't make sense to me, because when I turn my phone off, or it runs out of battery (and is therefore OFF), when I turn it back on, I *do* receive any SMS sent to me while it was OFF, right? So why wouldn't I receive them simply b/c I was out of the country.
- Some reps have alluded to a "time limit" that my phone must "receive" the SMS within, or else it will be lost forever. I haven't been able to get a firm answer on just what the time limit is, but the general principle is that if I turn my phone on within, say, 48 hours of the SMS having been sent to me, then I'll receive it...but if it's over 48 hours (if 48 hours is indeed the time limit) then it'll simply be lost forever.
That 3rd explanation at least makes sense to me...though I have no idea who is telling me the truth and who has no idea what they're talking about.