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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:20 AM   #1
KatAMac
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iPhone won't send SMS, only iMessage

My iPhone won't send sms messages at all - yes, I have credit - but it will send iMessages if I go into settings and take off wireless, so it's only 3G.

It's an iPhone 3. Everything worked fine until a few weeks ago. I had been overseas, where I had another number put into my phone - still the same sim, not sure how they did it, but I had a local number. I then returned to Australia, and upgraded to 6.0.1. So I'm not sure if it is the software upgrade, the other number or something else.

I can phone, receive calls, receive texts, receive emails, access the internet through apps. Everything else seems to be working fine. I can't send txt messages at all. I can send iMessages if I switch off wireless in settings.

Please help! Thank you
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:59 AM   #2
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Same SIM difference#? Whoops doesn't sound legit. You can always go to your home carrier and complain to them and can they give you another SIM. Don't tell them your overseas experience.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:24 AM   #3
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If they won't help you, try switching off the 3G service
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:21 AM   #4
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More often than not it is a problem with your APN settings. Check the documentation settings or visit your wireless company retail shop to have them help you.
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My iPhone won't send sms messages at all - yes, I have credit - but it will send iMessages if I go into settings and take off wireless, so it's only 3G.

It's an iPhone 3. Everything worked fine until a few weeks ago. I had been overseas, where I had another number put into my phone - still the same sim, not sure how they did it, but I had a local number. I then returned to Australia, and upgraded to 6.0.1. So I'm not sure if it is the software upgrade, the other number or something else.

I can phone, receive calls, receive texts, receive emails, access the internet through apps. Everything else seems to be working fine. I can't send txt messages at all. I can send iMessages if I switch off wireless in settings.

Please help! Thank you
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:00 AM   #5
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Went to the phone company, but they can't help at all. Have switched off 3G, but still doesn't send txts. Have also just done a restore to factory settings - and again, it hasn't helped.
thanks for suggestions
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 08:10 PM   #6
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Finally resolved problem - it must have been a faulty sim. I got a new sim from the provider, ported my number across, and everying is working again.
Thanks for the suggestions
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