How long are texts and VM messages retained when phone is powered off?

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I need to know the length of time text and VM messages sent to me are retained when I am not able to receive them because my phone is powered off?
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Richard Piech

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Posted 3 years ago

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Jonathan I, Mobile Master

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I'm not quite sure about texts; that's a good question. I don't think that's written anywhere. I think they just sit in limbo until they're delivered, but there could be a time limit. Maybe ask a tech support rep when you call in?

As for voicemail, they're not stored on the phone, they're stored in your voicemail box, which you can actually check from another number too. I believe they're stored for 7 or 10 days.
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I thought I read somewhere that texts will continue to attempt delivery for 5 days. But I cant find where I read that. I may be wrong with the time too.

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