My defalut verizon/android text message always has "1" on the orange background on the home screen widget, signaling there is one unread message, even when there are none; i tried removing the widget from the screen and turning off everything in settings and restarting, then turning the notificationsa and auto retrieval back on, but the orange "1" came right back.
Thank you for reaching out to us, megwat. Let's see what we can do with the notification counter for your text widgit. With your phone, please access Settings>Application Manager>ALL>Messages or Messaging>Clear Cache and Clear Data>finally Force Close the application. This should help clear that number. Please keep us posted!