1. Tkoko2000's Avatar
    I've got to send my Note4 to Samsung to get repaired and I don't want to miss anything. I've set up the call forwarding to a backup phone I'm going to use while my phone is out of commission. However when I go to set up SMS forwarding I don't have that option. All of the apps I can find seem to only work when the phone is on. Are there any options so that when they are doing the testing or fixing with the battery out.
    07-28-2015 03:50 PM
  2. tadpoles's Avatar
    Not sure how to do that but have you considered taking your SIM out and using it with the phone you were going to forward to? If that's feasible.

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    07-28-2015 03:52 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    No - SMS is direct-from-the-carrier-to-your-phone.

    About the only other option is to activate a cheap app on the account (an equipment swap) until you get your Note 4 back, or wait until you get it back, then get flooded with SMS messages for a few hours.

    (If it's a GSM phone [AT&T or TMobile in the US], you can just take the SIM card out of your phone and put it into the temporary one. If it's Verizon or Sprint, or if the temporary phone uses a different size SIM, bring the temporary phone into the carrier and explain the situation - that you just want to swap to that phone until the Note 4 comes back. You shouldn't have any problem.)

    It doesn't have to a fancy phone either. You can probably find an old Android phone (for your carrier - make sure) on Craig's List for $20 or so. And then you have a spare phone if you need one, or if you're going to be where your phone might get stolen, wet or damaged. $20 is a lot cheaper than getting a Note 4 replaced.
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    07-28-2015 03:58 PM

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