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What is the difference between "sent" and "delivered" messages?
heidiMDX
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What is the difference between these two status messages?

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Re: Status "sent" verses "delivered"
Snn5
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To be clear:  Sent means it is on its way to the recipient, but delivered means the message was received.  However, Delivered does not mean the message was read.  Also, the recipient must also allow a "Message Received Receipt" to be sent to your phone so that you know it was delivered.

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Re: Status "sent" verses "delivered"
vzw_customer_support
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heidiMDX, you have a wonderful question. As I know that with the messaging terms, it may get confusing but no worries! We are here to help.  Sent messages = when a message leaves your phone after hitting the “send button” to send your composed message to another person. Delivered status= the person on the other end has received the message you sent. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to let us know.


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Re: Status "sent" verses "delivered"
Snn5
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To be clear:  Sent means it is on its way to the recipient, but delivered means the message was received.  However, Delivered does not mean the message was read.  Also, the recipient must also allow a "Message Received Receipt" to be sent to your phone so that you know it was delivered.

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Re: Status "sent" verses "delivered"
Diafe56
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If it never says delivered does that mean you are blocked? If it stays at "sent"

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Re: What is the difference between "sent" and "delivered" messages?
Diafe56
Newbie

If it never says delivered does it mean you may be blocked? It stays at "sent"

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Re: What is the difference between "sent" and "delivered" messages?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Hello Diafe56,

 

The "delivered" message will only appear if the recipient has their phone set up to allow it. If someone is blocking you, there won't be any indication on your side that it is happening. Does this help clarify things for you?

 

ChristopherM_VZW

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