Help sending an SMS

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  1. razzari macrumors newbie

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    Hello, so basically this is a really strange issue. I can send text to my android friends without any issue but this one contact I have trouble sending an SMS to. I can call this number and receive texts from this number I just cant send texts. Any ideas?
     
  2. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Instead of us having to guess what you have or have not tried, maybe it would be easier if you shared that info.
     
  3. razzari thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried restarting the phone and thats about it. I don't know what to try considering I can call the number but not send texts to it.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Have you tried turning off iMessage to see if it will go through?
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Has your friend switched from an iPhone to an android device? If so as him to visit the website below. His number may still be registered with Apple if he didn't switch iMessage off before removing his SIM card.


    https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage
     
  6. razzari thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope, he's never had an iphone :(.
     
  7. razzari thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just done that, still not working.
     
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Ok does the message send blue and come up with a red ! Next to it?
     
  9. Vicrooloo macrumors regular

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    Your friend has blocked you accidentally.

    Maybe.
     
  10. razzari thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah comes up with a red ! saying not delivered.
     
  11. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    But is the send button blue or green?
     
  12. razzari thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Send button is green.
     
  13. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Then it's not an issue with your iMessage or iPhone. It's a carrier issue or the format you've saved his number.

    I would delete his contact info and messages. Then get him to text you and save his contact from that text. See if that resolves the issue. If it dosnt call your carrier
     
  14. razzari thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I actually tried to do what you suggested to no avail, looks like I'll have to ring my carrier. Thanks for the help though.
     
  15. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    One last thing, are you formatting his number correctly? For me my numbers are all saved like this +44 7515 542783 as an example
     
  16. razzari thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I tried re-adding his number from a text he sent me and that didn't work. His number is also saved the same way all my other numbers are so I really have no clue why this is happening.
     
  17. razzari thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried re-adding his number from the text directly, also tried re-formatting to your format with no luck :(
     

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