How old is the oldest text message in your cell phone?...

@aseretdd (13736)
Philippines
July 10, 2008 10:52pm CST
The oldest text message stored in my cell phone is more than three years old... i was sent by a friend welcoming me back to the Philippines... after 2 years of working abroad... i don't have the heart to delete it... since it means so much to me... and it is a reminder that i love home more than i love working abroad... This is one reason why i can not bear to part with my old cell phone... even though i already have a newer one... and i don't really use it that much... but eventually... i would have to let go... i can't keep the cell phone forever... i would have to give it away to a family member who needs it most... or sell it so i can use the money for something else... So how old is the oldest text message in your cell phone?... why are you saving it till now?...
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25 responses
@seiyuh (162)
• Philippines
15 Jul 08
I changed phone 3 times but the sim card remains. The oldest text message stored in my phone was sent by a friend dated November 17, 2002. :D Here's the message, just wanna share: LOVE may take long but it will always take you to where you belong. Enjoy the journey, your heart will know.. when its finally HOME. Every time the heart's broken, I'd just read this old text. =)
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
That is a very nice message... i will also keep that for a long time if someone will send that to me... it made me feel better after reading it... because there is so much truth in it... you are very lucky to have that at your cell phone... waiting to be read... when you need it the most... thanks for the response...
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• United States
16 Jul 08
Gawd, when I read that, I just teared up. But I don't think its for the same reason that you have for it. I know that I am just dumping on you, but this has to come out. Sometimes I feel, especially right now, that my heart doesn't have a home. I've tried so many different times, in so many different ways to find love, and it always ends up the same, sweeping up the pieces of my heart and trying to put them back together. I want to give up on love, I believe its not meant for me. But it will be a few months later and some guy will take an interest in me, and there my fool heart goes again. I don't know what to do, I don't want to continue this cycle, yet I don't want to be alone.....
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 08
Hello aseretdd, The oldest that I have right now was the first message from my husband when he went back to his country. I think it was on 24th Dec, 2006. He told me how he missed me and our son so much though it was just a day living without us. I still have all the 'lovey dovey' messages that he sent to me while he was there for almost a year. I just can't delete them as they are very meaningful to me. When he came back, I showed him all the messages. He just smiled and told me how very emotional I could be sometimes. The best is that he even asked me whether is it true that he was such a romantic person when we were living separately that time. He should know the answer.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
Well i think your husband needs your affirmation that he is indeed a romantic person... and you are too... since you kept all his text messages until now... it is hard to be away from ones family... that is why i can never leave my baby... even if the salary of working abroad is a lot higher than what i am making now... thanks for the response...
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• Singapore
13 Jul 08
I has to be a few years old when my husband send me a beautiful birthday message.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
That is so sweet of your husband... and you too because you saved his text message... i wonder how long you will keep it in your inbox?... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot... and i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
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@successlog (3172)
• China
12 Jul 08
hello friend,yes, it is really interesting.I always save some wonderful complimentary text message in my cell phone.The oldest ones i hold is more than 1 years.These complimentary words are from my good friends who care each other a lot.we always send each other some lucky and blessing words .So in any way, i will keep some special ones as god memories.And in some conditions, i will resend them to my new friends who has not received them yet.These words stand for my best wishes.lol
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
I also do that... resend text messages to other friends as a form of greeting or best wishes... save me more time than compose one by myself... i have a lot of them saved in my inbox... thanks for the response...
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@sethbabs (38)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
The oldest text message on my sim card is the quotes my friends during my high school days. they are memorable to me because my friends that were really close to me. I know them and they know me. So i just cant erase them.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
I for one would not erase such a text message... but when i was in high school... cell phones had no texting features... and they were only for busy businessmen... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
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@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Oldest message on my phone is 15 days old... When I turn my phone off tonight & turn it back on, 15 days old messages will be deleted automatically... All the messages on my phone including emails are set to be deleted automatically after 15 days... I have it set up so that it gets deleted automatically after 15 days... When I come home, I do download my emails to my computer as well so I have a record of it... I have text messaging set up the same way...
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
I had no idea that cell phones have that kind of feature... i guess i need to check out mine just in case... but at least you are able to save the emails and text messages on your computer... that will definitely help save inbox space... thanks for the response...
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• United States
12 Jul 08
I don't really keep text messages. In fact last night I ended up deleting all the messages I had on my phone. I only had about 10 or so messages on there and none of them were that important. I think the oldest one on there was only a few weeks old. Maybe a month old.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
It really depends on one's preference... in my case... i am a little sentimental... so i don't easily delete personal messages from friends... especially the greetings... so my inbox would end up with hundreds of messages... some i delete when it becomes to full to accept new ones... thanks for the resposne...
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@srpkinja (375)
• Canada
12 Jul 08
I dont have any text messages on my phone actually! My phone automatically erased text messages every 24 hours. I wish it didnt do that and I keep forgetting to change it, so I think I might do that right now. But on my old cellphone I had a 3 month old text from my ex-boyfriend, I dont know why I kept it, It was always just there.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
I didn't know that cell phones have an automatic delete feature... i think i will check mine if it can do that... but i don't think i will active it... well... maybe you still have feeling for your ex boyfriend... or there is not clear closure yet in your relationship that is why you can't bring yourself to erase those messages just yet... thanks for the response...
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• United States
11 Jul 08
The oldest one I have is a little over a year old, from when I was returning to the States from a study abroad program in Japan. My parents sent me a text welcoming me home, which I got as soon as I turned on my phone as I got off of the plane.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
Wow... you are very lucky to have been given the chance to study in Japan... i have always wanted to go visit that country... but it never had the chance to... it is so nice to see a welcome message from one's parents... after not seeing them for a long time... thanks for the response...
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@SHAMRACK (8443)
• India
11 Jul 08
Dear friend, I do know exactly how long but one of my close friend just few days before his car accident gave this text message it is so related to his as it was a greeting for the Onam festival a festival in our place in southern India. I was so attached and I never deleted it may be it more than 2 years old.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
I hope your friend is okay now... car accidents can be very nasty... i have never been in one... and i hope i never will... by the way... what is and Onam festival... i know people in India has a lot of colorful festivals all year round... thanks for the response...
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@Ricky007 (512)
11 Jul 08
i have two years older message in my cellphone because it was sent by my gal friend when we met for the first time in college..i can't forget those moments, thz why i have still saved this message..
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
That is so sweet of you to save the very first text message sent by your girlfriend... i hope she did the same thing with the one that you sent in reply... thanks for the response... and welcome to mylot... i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
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@youless (93084)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jul 08
My messages in my cellphone can be really old. As there are some important and sweet messages from my husband at that time. And since I use a smartphone, and I can store as many as messages I want and the size is pretty small. I love China
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
You are very lucky that your cell phone can store a lot of messages... i don't know the inbox capacity of my current cell phone since i always delete the messages that i think are not important... i think it is so sweet of you husband to send you sweet messages... thanks for the response...
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@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
The oldest text message I have on my phone is the roaming confirmation from my old network back home. I had to keep it there because I might need the information later when I switch it off upon going home.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
I have never done that... since it was like three years ago when i went abroad for a short vacation... but my husband also kept the roaming confirmation message... because he currently works aboard... that always comes in handy when he goes home and needs to turn the roaming feature off... thanks for the response...
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@Elixiress (3893)
11 Jul 08
The date of the last text is 06/07/08 which was 5 days ago. I text a lot, so my inbox gets full every week and then I delete all the texts to make room for old ones. I never save old texts, because I am not a sentimental person and if there is anything there that I need to remember (eg date of a party) then I put it in the calender or a memo. I really cannot believe that you have still got a text for three days.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
Well believe me... the oldest text message in my cell phone is more than three years old now... and some who responded here has one that is a lot older... well it definitely depends on the personality of the person... i am a little sentimental... so i can never bear to part with it... thanks for the response...
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• Indonesia
11 Jul 08
Wow, three years? My cell phone usually don't last that long. I like to keep birthday greetings for a year, until I get my newest birthday greetings from friends and family. Those are the oldest text messages I have in my cell phone. Happy mylotting and have a nice day!
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
My cell phone is as old as my oldest test message... i am contemplating on selling it since i already have a new one... but i can't bear to part with it because of the sentimental value in it... well... when i get the courage to do that... maybe someday... thanks for the response...
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
11 Jul 08
it is more than 2 years old. it was a new year wish from my brother. its so nice that it is still saved there.it was nice so it is there. there are also few messages taht are too old.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
I usually save nice messages too... but when my inbox becomes too full... i choose which i will delete and which i will save untill i need to delete some messages again.. thank for the response...
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• Sri Lanka
11 Jul 08
My Mobile Phone - Sony Ericsson K510i, my new mobile phone.
I had a cell phone from the year 2002. So it is now nearly 7 years for the phone. But unfortunately about 6 months back a robber broke into the house at night and ran away with both mine and my son's cell phones. I had to replace them at a cost of about USD 300. I needed to buy new ones because I cannot afford to lose my contacts. But unfortunately though I was able to get a new SIM card with the former phone numbers, all messages and contact lists were deleted. So the oldest text message in my phone is not so old. But the message is not a good one. It is a big embarrassment to reveal it here. But now that I have come half way doing it I will reproduce it exactly as it is in my inbox. 23 December 2007 Dear Customer,You have reached a balance of 3451.13. You are liable for automatic disconnection upon reaching 3500. Shame, Shame, I had to reveal this to everyone at mylot. But now I am a VIP customer and they don't disconnect for exceeding my credit limit.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
Good thing you are now a VIP customer... but that is a quite a large phone bill... the most i had to pay was 1,400 php... since i try to control the call that i make... i hope the robber was caught... they are so interested in stealing cellphones nowadays... thanks for the response...
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• Sri Lanka
16 Jul 08
It is 3450 Sri Lankan rupees. About 34 dollars. The average bill of most people for 2 months.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
Oh i see... almost the same amount that i pay every month... thanks...
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Oh, that is funny. You just reminded me I think I still have an obscene call on one of my old cell phones. I used my cell phone as a recording device to save the call for a college as it was left on his office phone. It was a nasty thing and I saved it to use as evidence just in case the student committed some act of violence, such as she threatened in the call -- but ewwwwie, what a potty mouth that girl had. I did recognize her voice too, as she was a student whom I had had a few words with myself. We have been retired a few years now, so I can get rid of that kind of stuff.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
Oh my... some students can be very mean... especially the college girls... i had my mean moments when i was one... but never against a teacher... but it was wise of you to keep an evidence just in case... i bet that sometimes make you laugh whenever you listen to it... thanks for the response...
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I don't listen to it, but after many years I can remember almost word for word what she said, as it was so deranged. Some student might be able to leave an obscenity laced call on an answering machine in a manner that after time could seem laughable, but truly in this case the language and tone were so hideous and the threat so real that to this day it is still not a bit amusing. It was scary, not funny. It is scary that people like that are running around loose.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
Wow... i wonder if that girl is still out living with the rest of society... or if she is already incarcerated... people who make such treat would probable be able to do it without even any warning...
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• United States
15 Jul 08
The oldest saved text in my phone is nine months old. Its from a guy that I like even to this day, although I just told him that I can't see him anymore because its too painful. Anyway, the text is just a simple question, "U lov me still?" What happened was we had a pregnancy scare, but found out the symptoms that I was having was because of fibroid tumors, and I would never be able to have kids again. I didn't want anymore at the time, but I was depressed because I wanted it to be my choice, not forced upon me. I guess he didn't understand that, because after we found this out he disappeared on me for like a month. I ranted and raved through text to him, and he wouldn't call or answer me. Finally, after so long, I called him for a favor and he did come to see me. We spent a little time together, and talked things over. He asked what really was the situation and did I want to be pregnant by him. I told him no, at least not right now, but I wanted it to be my choice not to have kids. Finally he dropped me off back at the house, and when he left he texted me this message. After I answered by telling him that love can't just be shut off like a switch, I saved the text because I thought it was cute. I should delete it now, its painful to look at because I know with his mentality we can't be together like I want to be. But I can't bring myself to do it. Part of me hopes that he will wake up and realize what he has lost in me, but its doubtful. I don't know what I will do with this text, or the others that I have saved, but I can't bring myself to delete them, not right now.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
Well, i think you should delete those text messages now... so that you can move on with your life... and find yourself someone who deserves you love and attention... guys like that will never commit... eventhough they already feel true love... and i know you will find someone who is perfect for you... thanks for the response...
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
You also read the message below... it iso nice and so true... don't worry... you will find your own true love someday... it might not be today of tomorrow... but you will eventually... we all deserve to be happy... especially those whose heart was broken many times...
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Hi aseretdd, I have 2 year old messages which was stored in my phone and I gave it to my Sister when I left..Its from My Parents, Husband,Sister and friends messages during my Birthday! I just want to saved it.. This time, the oldest message which I have is like 3 months..LOL!
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
I also gave my cell phone to my mother when i left for abroad years ago... she deleted the messages... since i forgot to tell her not to... so right now... i cannot bring myself to sell or give away my old cell phone because of the nice messages and pictures i have there... thanks for the response...
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• United States
13 Jul 08
Correct...If only it's possible for us to transfer it..LOL! Have a great weekend aseretdd!
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