Does a delivery report show that the message has been seen by the phone
or just seen by the phones network provider?
It's just that I have a lazy little fucker to sack in the morning if he
does not turn up at my house for 6.15.
He is not answering his phone or replying to texts. Now if the delivery
reports to my text messages show that he has the message on his phone
then he will be sacked on the spot if he turns up at the office at
7.45am and pretends that he has had no text messages.
For a text (SMS) message "delivered" shows that receipt of the
message has been acknowledged by the network and the phone concerned.
It cannot show that the message has been opened by the owner of the
Lack of a delivered flag does not mean the message has not been
delivered, some networks/handsets default to "do not acknowledge
receipt" and users often don't alter that (some can't). In this case
you should see a "sent" response but nothing else.
If you/they use a more complex messaging services such as IMessage
rather than SMS then depending how it has been set up it "delivered"
may be no guarantee that the message has been received on a specific
device, it could have been delivered to other devices on the same
On Sun, 08 Jul 2018 15:53:49 +0100, dennis@home wrote:
They are not "iffy". They are simply not reliable in the signals sense.
Not that it stops the intellectually challenged from relying on them as
Many years ago we used a system called Cognito which *was* reliable to
communicate with field engineers. It provided delivery and read receipts.
I assume he has been employed for less than 2 years in which case the
simplest and least risky approach is simply to tell him itis not
working and youre not going to continue their employment. No reason
is needed (and discussion about the matter should be avoided).
They should be paid for any contractual notice period.
Sent a relatively important SMS to my SIL (so she had the address etc in
writing). When she didn't reply, phoned her up on the same phone. And
she'd not got it - despite mine saying it had. Didn't get it until the
next day - despite powering the phone on and off to see if that would kick
things into life.
*The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard *
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
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