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Is there any way to queue SMS messages in Journey Builder after the blackout period has ended?

The only way I can think of is

  1. to run a SQL query to flip a boolean flag before the blackout time and
  2. update another column with the date/time when the blackout is over.
  3. Then use a Decision Split to evaluate that flag and
  4. finally a Wait Until activity to send the SMS message when the blackout is over.

Are there any other alternatives? RaiseError or Exclusion Scripts aren't available in MobileConnect and won't queue messages.

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So I was able to test my own solution and it worked properly. The only thing I would add is that I added another query after a Wait period of 12 hours (or however long the blackout period is) and flipped the boolean flags back to indicate the blackout time is over. Also in the query, I cleared the date/time column if the blackout flag is false.

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