28th November 2019


How do you retrieve a text message from a landline?

If you have been sent a text message on your landline phone, you can replay the message and check who sent it by dialling 0845 602 1111. When you dial this number, a recorded message says: "Welcome to the SMS Text Store from BT. You have 1 saved voice text.

Similarly, you may ask, how much does it cost to send a text message to a landline?

If the recipient does not answer the phone, your text message is stored as a voicemail, provided the recipient has voicemail service on their landline phone. Your recipient can also reply to your message. What does it cost? Each text message to a landline costs $0.25.

How are text messages transmitted?

The control channel maps the path for SMS, or text messages. When a message is sent, it first must go through the nearby tower and then the SMS center. The SMSC receives the message and sends it to the appropriate tower closest to the location of the cell phone and then to the destination.
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