Text messages running slow?

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I have a special account set up on a domain hosting account where my
text messages are sent. This account forwards them along to my cell
(so I don't have to give out my cell # or VZW alias), and CC's a copy
to my main e-mail account. I got the CC'ed ones almost 90 minutes
ago, but the phone still doesn't show the messages.

Is text messaging running slow for anyone else tonight?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    The Ghost of General Lee <ghost@general.lee> spewed:
    > I have a special account set up on a domain hosting account where my
    > text messages are sent. This account forwards them along to my cell
    > (so I don't have to give out my cell # or VZW alias), and CC's a copy
    > to my main e-mail account. I got the CC'ed ones almost 90 minutes
    > ago, but the phone still doesn't show the messages.
    >
    > Is text messaging running slow for anyone else tonight?

    Text messaging is always kind of hit and miss with my service. If I send to
    another Verizon phone, it goes through immediately probably 95% of the
    time... if sent to a phone on another carrier, it can be anywhere from a
    few minutes to a few hours. :-/

    Afaik nobody has sent me any txts tonight, but the one I sent my wife (also
    Verizon) took about 10 minutes.

    --
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    The Ghost of General Lee wrote:
    >
    > It's now been over 4 hours, and none of the three
    > messages have shown up on my phone. And I'll bet I get
    > charged for them, too.

    It's like the Postal Service. The letter could get there
    years later or not at all but you put the stamp on it
    when you dropped it in the mail box...

    -Quick
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    This may have something to do with it:

    Over 26 million text messages sent backing Live 8
    Sat Jul 2, 2005 10:11 PM ET


    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - More than 26.4 million people from around the world
    sent text messages on Saturday in support of the Live 8 campaign to cancel
    the debts of the poorest countries, setting a world record, organizers said.

    "This is definitely going down as the biggest political call to action,"
    said Ralph Simon, who was coordinating the text messaging campaign in
    Philadelphia, the venue of the largest of 10 concerts around the world to
    demand relief of African poverty.

    He said the previous record for the most text messages sent on a single day
    for a single event was around 5.8 million for an episode of the television
    talent show "American Idol" where viewers vote for the winner.

    "I think it would be fair to say we're getting texts messages from people
    from Albania to Zimbabwe," Simon said, adding that lines would be open until
    the end of July. He said Western Europe probably accounted for the most
    messages, though he did not have a breakdown of countries.

    "This shows how you can make an imprint with your thumb which becomes your
    voice which becomes a call to end world poverty," he said.

    Irish rocker Bob Geldof and Bono of U2 arranged the concerts to push the
    Group of Eight leaders of the world's richest nations who meet in
    Gleneagles, Scotland, next week to take action to eliminate poverty.

    "What this means is Bono and Bob Geldof can go to Gleneagles in a few days'
    time and say we have created the world's biggest text book," Simon said.

    AOL.com, which streamed video of the concerts, also claimed a world record,
    saying that more than 5 million logged on globally to watch, making it the
    biggest streaming event ever.


    "The Ghost of General Lee" <ghost@general.lee> wrote in message
    news:3pnec1dks1v5a4bktl0ahs5e9fo2vkpncg@4ax.com...
    >I have a special account set up on a domain hosting account where my
    > text messages are sent. This account forwards them along to my cell
    > (so I don't have to give out my cell # or VZW alias), and CC's a copy
    > to my main e-mail account. I got the CC'ed ones almost 90 minutes
    > ago, but the phone still doesn't show the messages.
    >
    > Is text messaging running slow for anyone else tonight?
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    On Sun, 3 Jul 2005 00:08:42 -0700, "Quick"
    <quick7135-news@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote:

    >The Ghost of General Lee wrote:
    >>
    >> It's now been over 4 hours, and none of the three
    >> messages have shown up on my phone. And I'll bet I get
    >> charged for them, too.
    >
    >It's like the Postal Service. The letter could get there
    >years later or not at all but you put the stamp on it
    >when you dropped it in the mail box...

    But, under that system, the sender pays. In this case, that would be
    like the post office leaving me a bill in my box for postage due on a
    letter to me that they lost.
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    On Sun, 3 Jul 2005 10:11:08 -0400, "ck" <ck@cox.net> wrote:

    >This may have something to do with it:
    >
    >Over 26 million text messages sent backing Live 8

    [snip]

    Best explanation I've heard thus far. Thanks.

    I wonder how many of theirs they lost.
  6. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    "Quick" <quick7135-news@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in
    news:1120374898.147322@sj-nntpcache-3:

    > It's like the Postal Service.

    Quickie, you finally got something right.....(c;

    --
    Larry

    You know you've had a rough night when you wake up and you're outlined in
    chalk.
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    The Ghost of General Lee <ghost@general.lee> wrote in
    news:hf2gc112o5b3ua4dq7q5kuklsaiueuaj6n@4ax.com:

    > On Sun, 3 Jul 2005 10:11:08 -0400, "ck" <ck@cox.net> wrote:
    >
    >>This may have something to do with it:
    >>
    >>Over 26 million text messages sent backing Live 8
    >
    > [snip]
    >
    > Best explanation I've heard thus far. Thanks.
    >
    > I wonder how many of theirs they lost.
    >
    >

    Noone on Alltel sent any of the 26M. Text messages got to me then in
    seconds on Alltel. I got one this morning in 12 seconds from Sprint.

    --
    Larry

    You know you've had a rough night when you wake up and you're outlined in
    chalk.
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    On Wed, 06 Jul 2005 07:41:51 -0400, Larry W4CSC <noone@home.com>
    wrote:

    >Noone on Alltel sent any of the 26M.

    First, Larry, it's "no one", not noone. I've seen you post that
    bastardized word until I'm ready to puke. As a fellow South
    Carolinian, could you please act like you have some education, because
    it reflects on all of us.

    Second, how the hell do YOU know? Did you personally review all 26
    million messages?

    >Text messages got to me then in
    >seconds on Alltel.

    Which proves what? Alltel doesn't have near as many customers as
    anyone else? I'd believe that, considering my son's piss-poor service
    on Alltel.

    >I got one this morning in 12 seconds from Sprint.

    Relevance? I got one on VZW in seconds today, too.
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    I've been having intermittent problems receiving txt messages. I have a
    voice mail system that forwards the Caller-Id information to my cell as a
    text message when it takes a call. I was not getting the text messages all
    of the time . - So - I can have the messages sent to multiple accounts, for
    some reason *some* of the messages sent to my domain address don't come
    through - but - ALL of the messages that I send to my MSN.COM account ALWAYS
    come through.


    "The Ghost of General Lee" <ghost@general.lee> wrote in message
    news:3pnec1dks1v5a4bktl0ahs5e9fo2vkpncg@4ax.com...
    >I have a special account set up on a domain hosting account where my
    > text messages are sent. This account forwards them along to my cell
    > (so I don't have to give out my cell # or VZW alias), and CC's a copy
    > to my main e-mail account. I got the CC'ed ones almost 90 minutes
    > ago, but the phone still doesn't show the messages.
    >
    > Is text messaging running slow for anyone else tonight?
    >
  10. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    I had the same problem today. It turns out that an option at the vzwtext
    website was checked "web only" which prevents the messages from being sent
    to the phone. You are still able to send but not receive.

    David R. Goyer


    "The Ghost of General Lee" <ghost@general.lee> wrote in message
    news:la2gc193nbrsuo1srko8ed419i4h8g7u4m@4ax.com...
    > On Sun, 3 Jul 2005 00:08:42 -0700, "Quick"
    > <quick7135-news@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >>The Ghost of General Lee wrote:
    >>>
    >>> It's now been over 4 hours, and none of the three
    >>> messages have shown up on my phone. And I'll bet I get
    >>> charged for them, too.
    >>
    >>It's like the Postal Service. The letter could get there
    >>years later or not at all but you put the stamp on it
    >>when you dropped it in the mail box...
    >
    > But, under that system, the sender pays. In this case, that would be
    > like the post office leaving me a bill in my box for postage due on a
    > letter to me that they lost.
    >
  11. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    On Wed, 6 Jul 2005 21:38:14 -0500, "David R Goyer" <davgo@comcast.net>
    wrote:

    >I had the same problem today. It turns out that an option at the vzwtext
    >website was checked "web only" which prevents the messages from being sent
    >to the phone. You are still able to send but not receive.

    I believe that option allows you to only receive messages that are
    send via the vtext.com web site.
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    I have also had the same problem doing the same thing.
    I think the spam scanners that verizon uses are set really high because
    sometimes I dont get messages for days. I also get this:

    "This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification
    Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
    xxxxxxxxxx@vtext.com
    Technical details of permanent failure:
    PERM_FAILURE: SMTP Error (state 13): 550 SMTP connection refused"

    I have no problems sending txt phone to phone

    "The Ghost of General Lee" <ghost@general.lee> wrote in message
    news:3pnec1dks1v5a4bktl0ahs5e9fo2vkpncg@4ax.com...
    >I have a special account set up on a domain hosting account where my
    > text messages are sent. This account forwards them along to my cell
    > (so I don't have to give out my cell # or VZW alias), and CC's a copy
    > to my main e-mail account. I got the CC'ed ones almost 90 minutes
    > ago, but the phone still doesn't show the messages.
    >
    > Is text messaging running slow for anyone else tonight?
    >
  13. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 23:08:24 -0700, "Nathanls" <nathanls98 at gmail
    dot com> wrote:

    >I have also had the same problem doing the same thing.
    >I think the spam scanners that verizon uses are set really high because
    >sometimes I dont get messages for days. I also get this:
    >
    >"This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification
    >Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
    > xxxxxxxxxx@vtext.com
    >Technical details of permanent failure:
    >PERM_FAILURE: SMTP Error (state 13): 550 SMTP connection refused"
    >
    >I have no problems sending txt phone to phone

    I don't think it's spam blocking, as I've never received such a
    message. I think in light of the info I received here afterwards, it
    was merely a high message volume night, and one of mine got lost in
    the shuffle. I recall it happening one other time, and it was a
    Friday night, too. I'd be willing to bet that Friday nights are the
    highest call and SMS volume periods.
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