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How long are SMS stored when phone is switched off?

HelenC
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My understanding is that SMS will expire if not delivered within a certain time frame. Can you tell me what that time frame is please? Search gave a thread from 2013 which may not be up to date now.

I am planning to leave my phone switched off for a longer period, and just want to check whether I’ll need to switch it on at some point to make sure no SMS get lost.

Thanks.
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@HelenC 

I believe the server will attempt to deliver an SMS for 14 days and an MMS for 7 days.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)

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@HelenC 

I believe the server will attempt to deliver an SMS for 14 days and an MMS for 7 days.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
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