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Dankuccino
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-22-2011
My Device: Bold 9780
My Carrier: Rogers

How to tell if a text is read?

How can I tell if someones read my text? I know you can tell on bbm, but if it's possible I'd like to know how to do it with sms messages too.

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habbitzz
Posts: 383
Registered: ‎02-15-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: N NetCom

Re: How to tell if a text is read?

You can't see if the text has been read as far as I know, but you can see if it has been delivered!

Go to your text inbox, hit the BB button and enter the Options - Text Messaging, and under SMS you tick the Delivery Report option so it is turned on. You will get the D for delivered like in BBM but not the read confirmation. Hope this helps.
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Dankuccino
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-22-2011
My Device: Bold 9780
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: How to tell if a text is read?

When i go into my options, there's a section for notifications. There the options are "Allow Delivery Confirmation, Allow Read Confirmation, Confirm Delivery, Confirm Read". I have all of them checked off but there's no change that i could notice...
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habbitzz
Posts: 383
Registered: ‎02-15-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: N NetCom

Re: How to tell if a text is read?

Above that, but you're in the right settings! Just under the SMS heading you should see "Delivery Report" where you can tick a box. Take a close look and I think you will see it.
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Office_BB_Guru
Posts: 53
Registered: ‎07-21-2011
My Device: Z10 on Verizon; 9700 OS 5.0 on T-Mo and 9650 OS 6.0 on Verizon; PlayBook 2.0

Re: How to tell if a text is read?

I experimented with this ... after ticking in all of the settings, I sent a series of text messages (to clarify, not using BlackBerry Messenger), and the only indication the text message was sent is the check mark beside the message.  This would be a helpful feature for me to have as well ... further instruction most welcome! 

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habbitzz
Posts: 383
Registered: ‎02-15-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: N NetCom

Re: How to tell if a text is read?

I did just like I said in my previous posts, and I get a D inside the check mark just like with BBM. But I can't see if its read, only delivered. But this might have some to do with the carrier also, I don't know. What phones are you guys using?
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Office_BB_Guru
Posts: 53
Registered: ‎07-21-2011
My Device: Z10 on Verizon; 9700 OS 5.0 on T-Mo and 9650 OS 6.0 on Verizon; PlayBook 2.0

Re: How to tell if a text is read?

Success on my side!  I believe it took Verizon an hour or so to sync this setting with my device (see list under my user name).  New text messages I send to other VZW subscribers do have the "sent" check mark with a small D inside the elbow of the check mark.  However, no little "D" appeared beside a text message I sent to an AT&T subscriber. 

 

I turned on this feature on my T-Mo device, however it might not work due to BES restrictions.  Maybe four minutes isn't long enough to wait ... this tells me that this feature may be wireless provider-specific.

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Dankuccino
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-22-2011
My Device: Bold 9780
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: How to tell if a text is read?

Bold 9780!
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habbitzz
Posts: 383
Registered: ‎02-15-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: N NetCom

Re: How to tell if a text is read?

That is OS7 right? If it is I think it should be like I say. Maybe you provider don't allow it? Check with them and see what they has to say!
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