I have just discovered why some text msgs do NOT go through. If you have caller ID blocking turned ON and subsequently you have added *82 in front of those phone numbers that you want the person to see who you are, the *82 blocks the text msg to those phone numbers because text messaging can only handle 10 digit numbers. OTOH, for what it's worth, if you want to block your caller ID to a single voice-call phone number just put *67 in front of that phone number.
We've experience some issues when my daughter had the LG Revo regarding texting. First off I would give what JerryF suggested a try but I would also remove the battery and sim card for 2 minutes which serves as a soft boot. If the problem continues you'll have to call VZW tech support and have do two things.
1. from your phone remove the messaging program from the applications.
2. un-install and re-install the "texting feature" of your phone.
This should get you back up and running with your texting. In my daughters case there were hardware issues so this was not a lasting resolution, but I've done a bunch of reading on the topic and this seems to be the best course of action. Good luck and please report back on your progress.
Is this issue still happening for you?
If so, have you had the chance to correspond with the numbers that you were not able to receive messages from? Did you find that they were putting the "1" in front of the number when sending the message? In addition, are the other customers able to send messages to everyone but your number? Have they checked with their wireless provider concerning this issue?
I would also like to ask if you are able to receive all other messages, as well as send messages with no problem.
We want to make sure you are able to use your messaging service, so please let us know how things are going.
I'm having a very similar problem with my Samsung Droid Charge.
Today, I learned that at least 3 texts that were sent to my phone never arrived. Two of these were from Verizon customers, the other was from AT&T. I have not been able to spot any pattern or trend at all, but every so often, I will learn that somebody sent me a text that I just never got.
I have uninstalled all task killers, I have factory reset my phone, I've removed the battery and sim card. It still does it.
It really upsets me that I just dropped $300 on a brand new phone that has an issue that I've never even remotely had before (even going back to my Nextel days). I drove all the way to a store today just to have them "take a look" at it (i.e., send a dummy text and ask if I've reset the phone), and then tell me that I can get a refurbished one by warranty. They claim that they've never heard of such a problem, yet you do a quick google search and you learn that it's happening alot.
I got my Charge in July and I didn't notice the same issue until about the end of September, but I've dealt with all aspects of Verizon, including the Network Engineers. I was having my issue with AT&T and Spring customers. After talking back and for with the Network Engineer FOR A WEEK she told me that the messages were making to the Message Center and the Message Center said that the messages were delivered even though I never received them. Moral of the Story, Verizon knows about the problem and has sent it to Samsung, so my suggestion would be that you call Verizon and get your phone part of the large and ever growing ticket to Samsung.
I know exactly how you feel about paying $300 for a phone that doesn't get text messages. I was ready to go back to my Blackberry (ugh) because I never had these issues before.
Hope that helps a little, you aren't the only one dealing with it
I am having that problem too. I've only noticed it happening in the last few months, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been happening longer. It is causing me problems because people think I am ignoring them...and I have no way of knowing when I don't get their messages so I can't tell them otherwise. I know for sure it has happened with a couple of people from both Verizon and AT&T, and I get MOST of their messages. I only find out that it has happened when someone has a reason to tell me they texted me, so I have no idea how often it is happening. It is very frustrating!
Today though I noticed a text come through (it beeped and showed the message content in the notification bar like usual), but when I unlocked the phone nothing was there. I am thinking my problem (at least with not receiving the messages) is that it might be getting them and deleting them right away.
I called Verizon and they didn't have any idea why it would be happening. They reset something on their end and told me to call back if it keeps happening, but I don't know how I will know if it keeps happening...
I agree with you. It is absolutely infuriating. It wouldn't be so bad if the other person got a notification that the text didn't go through so they would know to call me or something instead. I have no idea how many people I have offended by not answering texts I never received. I wish they would figure out what is causing this and FIX IT. Or at least let me pull up records or something of who texted and when.
MRK5052 & Betchaann,
You did not comment on my first two posts (from last August) that are at the beginning of this thread.
Did you look into trying those potential fixes that I described???
Who knows, they might fix you texting problems or on the other hand they may not!
Jerry - I don't do caller blocking, nor do my contacts have me in their phone with a "1" in front of them. The frequency of this problem occurring seems to be the perfect amount for Verizon and/or Samsung to not address it - just enough to enfuriate some users, but not frequently enough to have the masses recognize the flaw. I personally have not had a confirmed instance of this for a couple of months up until two nights ago, when I missed multiple texts from the same person.
Choolan you said, "when I missed multiple texts from the same person."
Why not see if that that one person had accidentally put a 1 in front your phone number like is required on wireline phones. Just a thought because otherwise all was okay for a couple of months except for this person.
I first had this problem on my Samsung Fascinate. It led to missed appointments and a big fight with my boyfriend. Of course, I felt silly when it turned out it was MY mistake since I never got his texts!
After HOURS with multiple tech support people of varying tiers, I finally talked to someone who understood my issue and actually CARED. She was able to get me a new phone (not just a refurbished Fascinate like all the others offered) at the contract price.
I got the Droid Charge and everything seemed to be working ok for the first 2 months. JUST IN CASE, I still checked my usage details on my online account. This week, the problem started happening again. I noticed that my account showed I received a text from a friend that never showed up on my phone. Yesterday, I almost missed an appointment because when I texted to confirm, I never got a response. Luckily, I stopped by the place just in case and ran into the person who showed me on his phone that he had sent a response...I just never got it.
It's frustrating because text messaging is my primary form of communication.
I scoured the internet and I ran across an Android App called "Ghostly SMS" that's supposed to address this issue. I've only had it for about 6 hours, but it already discovered a text that my "stock messaging app" (little green icon) didn't receive.
This app may be worth checking out. From what I can tell, the problem isn't with a particular phone like I originally thought. It's supposedly a glitch in Android phones.
I have no idea why Verizon seems so clueless when there are SO many complaints on THEIR OWN COMMUNITY FORUMS and other places on the internet.
I too have a Charge and have this problem on and off quite often.
I've found it has something to do with an app that was downloaded. Apparently the app is causing a glitch with messages coming through.
I have Announcify and I can HEAR the message come through but when I check my texts there are no new messages there.
I have to figure out when it started and uninstall any apps since. This seems to clear it up.
I have the same issue with my call log not registering calls after a certain app is downloaded. Then I must do the same thing.
If you are referring to NOT receiving text messages from your friend's phones contact them to see if they have caller ID blocking enabled and they might have put *82 in front of your phone number. See my comment below.
If they have caller ID blocking turned ON and subsequently they have added *82 in front of your phone number because they want you to see who they are; the *82 blocks the text msg to your phone number because the text messaging network/system can only handle 10 digit numbers. It's the Verizon 1RXTT network.
New subject: OTOH, for what it's worth, if you want to block your caller ID to a single voice-call phone number just put *67 in front of that phone number but remember you will not be able to text message to that number.
I have been having this problem over the last year and a half. It started on my new Droid X. After being told it was a failing antenna, I bought a Droid Incredible 2 and almost immediately started having the same problem. I have had it happen with mobile network turned on, Wi-Fi turned on, in network and roaming. It has become a huge stress in my life and I am about done with it. I have had no success going to official Verizon Stores or calling customer service.
Here is another idea. Maybe your phone is deleting the text messages as soon as they arrive???
Do this to TRY to fix it. At the Home screen Touch the ICON Messaging and then touch the MENU button. Next touch Settings. Now at the top of that screen UN-check Delete old messages. Also reset both the Text Message limit and Multimedia message limit to at least 50 or greater. Make sure Auto-retrieve and Notifications are checked. And finally take a look-see to ensure that you do NOT have 50 or more messages already stored in you phone. If so set those message limits to 100 or greater.
Please let me know if this fixes your probem...okay???
PS, Upon further reflection IF when you first got to "Delete Old Messages" it was ALREADY UN-checked then RE-check it. Possibly, because if it was unchecked for a long time there might be a glut of old messages blocking the smooth flow of messages in and out of your phone.
I guess this message thing is game of guessing so who knows.