by AngusMac77 Investigator
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Can I cancel an sms sent by mistake to a landline?

I've sent a text message to a landline by mistake at 22.20 but EE replied to say that they would not deliver the sms until after 07.00 the following day so as not to disturb the recipient. I do not want the message delivered at all as I have re-sent it to the correct number. 

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by Profile closed
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Re: Can I cancel an sms sent by mistake to a landline?

@AngusMac77, text messages can not be unsent, not even in the circumstances that you write of. 

by Grand Master
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Re: Can I cancel an sms sent by mistake to a landline?

@AngusMac77 : No, the text has been sent. It will be delivered either as a text if their handset is SMS-enabled or as a verbal text read out by the BT SMS Delivery System if not.

 

I've never heard of a network delaying them. You sure the reply was from EE? More likely from the handset itself or the BT SMS Delivery System.

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by AngusMac77 Investigator
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Re: Can I cancel an sms sent by mistake to a landline?

Deffo a reply sms from EE. Look at this pic. 2019-03-25-23-25-13.jpg

by AngusMac77 Investigator
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Re: Can I cancel an sms sent by mistake to a landline?

2019-03-25-23-25-13.jpg

by Grand Master
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Re: Can I cancel an sms sent by mistake to a landline?

Ah, OK. I still expect that was EE acting under instruction of the receiving system. Your SMS has left the EE network & is sitting queued at the other end.

 

Do you know if the recipient has an SMS-enabled handset?

 

 

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by AngusMac77 Investigator
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Re: Can I cancel an sms sent by mistake to a landline?

Got SMS from EE this morning to say that the message couldn't be delivered so I'm happy with that. 😊

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Re: Can I cancel an sms sent by mistake to a landline?

Hi @AngusMac77.

 

Thank you for keeping us updated, I am happy it has not sent for you. 

 

Katie 🙂

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Re: Can I cancel an sms sent by mistake to a landline?

@AngusMac77 I just received your text... How dare you!

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