I received my replacement Droid Eris via FedEx last night, open the package, booted the phone, did the programming and attempt to send a text and ZZAAAAP!!! SMS Error, again.
Spent over two hours on the phone with support last night to no avail. She checked my profile to see if I was duplicated in the system somewhere because I AM an Alltel merger baby, BUT I purchased into a verizon plan and phone in december.
I personally think it's my phone number. I tried to purchase ringback tones last month and they didn't work. When I called Verizon on this, the lady in support said she was sorry that the ringback tones service is not yet compatible with Alltel phone numbers yet. She told me that they are merging those numbers into the ringback service in January.
So, I'm still dead in the water.
I can receive/send e-mail. I can send picture messages but I cannot text.