Can't Receive Text Messages but I can Send Them!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by xcharlesy, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. xcharlesy
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    Just got my iphone, activated etc.. only problem I am having is I can not receive txt msgs.. but I can send them out and people get them no problem.. anyone having similar problems etc..?
     
  2. freshwunder
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    I am as well, the text takes a bit to show up, quite odd.
     
  3. xcharlesy
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    ok change that.. i can get from atandt people

    the main fact is

    i cant receive txts from people outside of atandt
     
  4. JonboyDC
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    Don't forget that if you transferred your number from another carrier, there is a window during which you can make calls but can't yet receive them. I assume the same thing is true of text messages.
     
  5. xcharlesy
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    i added a new line to a pre existing family plan^
     
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    Yes. I ported my number from VZW and people can't recieve mine and I can't recieve theirs. HOPEFULLY this will be fixed in the next few days. If not, and I cant txt my VZW buds, bye bye iPhone. :(
     
  8. xcharlesy
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    yeah I can do everything on my iphone send and receive calls to it and from it.. and i can txt anyone and they get it.. and i receive txts from any at&t phone.. i just cant receive verizon or tmobile txts or any other network really..


    and i added my line to a already existing family share plan with unlimited txting..

    i wish i knew what was going wrong
     
  9. LeeTom
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    uh, you guys.... these things aren't instantaneous. give it overnight, you'll start getting texts normally. the other networks just have to catch up. be patient.
     
  10. mattster16
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    I am having the same problem here. Can send but can't receive. Hopefully this will get fixed some time soon.
     
  11. WillJS
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    [pray] You're probably right. :) [/pray]
     
  12. xcharlesy
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    is it just to other networks or what?
     
  13. xcharlesy
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    i sure hope so.. i mean i was first in line at my location interviewed by 5 news casts.. i just want to txt my girlfriend... lol..
     
  14. LeeTom
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    yeah, that's what's going on. just hold tight.
     
  15. xcharlesy
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    but would it really be a case I can send them and receive them from at&t just not other networks?

    cause my friend who waited and line txted his sister on verizon and theres is up.. i dunno maybe tomorrow morning it will work..

    if not, do you think these is apple or at&t? and a network error or phone fault?
     
  16. LeeTom
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    Yes, this is EXACTLY what goes on with other phones when switching networks. Quit stressing and just wait until morning. I swear to God!
     
  17. Ploppy1987
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    I just switched from Nextel and I am having the same problem.

    I'm going to give it a few days before I panic.
     
  18. xcharlesy
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    whatever you say man...



    yay mine works now haha
     
  19. krisptoria
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    I did not port my number. I can send text to anyone, I can only get texts from At&T customers. Waiting to hear about a fix on this one....
     
  20. ato123
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    Hey there, did your incoming text message problem solve itself? I can send to any phone but I cannot receive any text messages period... any idea how to fix this?!

    Thank you!

     
  21. WillJS
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    My issue was fixed when I woke up the next day, :)
     
  22. ato123
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    Strange I dont know what is going on then. I woke up this morning and my number seems to have been ported succesfully...as in I can receive and make calls. I just can't receive any text messages.... incredibly frustrating!

     
  23. SZIATZ
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    i have the same problem, i can recieve texts from AT&T phones, but no one outside AT&T
     
  24. davidrousseau
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    Looks like ATTs data network is still down. I work at a company with 3000 Blackberrys and ATt told us appx 3:00 PM ETA. Maybe this is what happens when 500,000 iPhones are no longer in WiFi range on the first business day after the launch !
     
  25. LimeyYankee
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    I got my iPhone on Saturday and got it activated in about 45 minutes. Everything works great except for the texting. Brand new ATT account, and like the other users I can send to anyone and they get it just fine. Can't receive any except for ATT users. So I was on the phone with first Apple Tech support, did the usual reset, restore and then no change. Went to level 2 support and still couldn't fix the problems. Apple then sent me over to ATT support. 4 hours later of tech support they have it working, sort of :confused:

    The only way they could get it working as of now is for the people to send a text message like this. Your phone # and then this,

    ex: (XXX) XXX-XXXX@mobile.mycingular.com as the "phone #" to send the text too. This did work! But when I try to reply instead of the usual phone # to reply to you now have that person's phone # plus the web address of their provider. Well, now I couldn't send the text back to this person. So I had to start a new text message with their phone #!

    I'm sure not everyone is texting this way, so there must be something going on somewhere! I hope this helps for now.
     

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