Others do not receive my text messages

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by c073186, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    For some reason, out of no where, other people do not seem to be receiving my text messages. I can receive messages, but when sent, they are not received. This has only occurred in the past 2-3 days. Has anyone else had an issue like this?
  2. cellocello macrumors 68000


    Jul 31, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    I have on occasion. Like so many things though, I can't tell if it's the carrier or the phone.

    I thought maybe it was related to me using the "3rd keyboard" to make the mouth on this angry yet serious face: >:-| But that doesn't seem to be consistent.
  3. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
  4. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    SMS is not direct connect, so delivery is not guaranteed. Are you including any special characters like emoji?
  5. c073186 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    Nothing special - just ordinary text messages. And messages have not been delivered after three full days.
  6. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    are they are different carriers? Also SMS is not direct connection so it could of gotten lost in the airways.
  7. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    My fiance and I were having the same issue this week. None of her texts were going through, but we thought it was both phones (since she's the only one I constantly text). We're both on ATT, I have a 3G iPhone, she has a BB Curve. Yesterday afternoon we both cleaned our phones w/ compressed air and ejected SIM cards to clean off.
    Low and behold, it turns out it was simple as that, just needed a cleaning. :)

    If nothing else, I would check w/ a number of your friends to see if they've received texts from you, or see if you can get any from them. If worse comes to worse, you may need to call the carrier and see if they can hook you up w/ a new SIM card.

    Good luck!
  8. paulyras macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2006
    Out of curiosity, from what carrier, to what carrier?
  9. milani macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2008
    Try adding the area code to the number that you're texting. Some carriers don't send messages properly if there is no area code: 1 (xxx) xxx xxxx - at least that's the format for Canadian numbers.
  10. c073186 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    It's going from AT&T (my iPhone) to AT&T (a Samsung something or other). This is a number I've been texting for a long time, nothing has changed, and all of a sudden they are not being received.

    Strangely, I can send/receive texts to other phones fine. What's more, the other phone can send/receive texts to others fine. For some reason, the other phone simply will not receive MY texts. ???

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