Texting to Verizon, messages not recieved

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Fronkfronk, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Fronkfronk macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2009
    Im having a problem sending text messages to Verizon customers. Some
    of my messages are not being received. I have an Iphone 3gs, I never had this problem before I got an Iphone. I called AT&T and was told no problems could be found. They told me to call Apple, I exchanged my phone for new one, same problem. Now AT&T is telling me to contact Verizon. It's all very frustrating and I don't know what to do. Anyone else having a problem with some of your text messages not being recieved by Verizon users?
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    It wouldn't have been Apple's problem. Great job, AT&T, for making Apple do a meaningless exchange.

    You can always e-mail the text.
  3. Jhanson09 macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2009
    kansas city, mo
    my old girlfriend had verizion and i had a 3g and for a few months all of our text messages would always go through just really delayed like 4 or 5 hours at the least. Some days would be better but it always had atleast a 30 min delay then finally one day it started working normally and i never had a problem w/ it. did that w/ an iphone and a regular phone tho not just an iphone.
  4. Fronkfronk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2009
    A meaningless exchange is right and a big waste of time.
    Unfortunately, my friends really can't receive emails on their phones.
  5. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    No problem here. I have a couple family members on Verizon and several on AT&T iPhone. No problem reported by any of us.
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    No, that's not what I mean.

    You can send a text message to a phone via e-mail by sending it to an "e-mail" address associated with the provider.

    Hang on, let me find the right template...


    Okay, just send an e-mail message to number@vtext.com

    T-Mobile: phonenumber@tmomail.net
    Virgin Mobile: phonenumber@vmobl.com
    Cingular: phonenumber@cingularme.com
    Sprint: phonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com
    Verizon: phonenumber@vtext.com
    Nextel: phonenumber@messaging.nextel.com

    Those are all the formats for sending SMS via e-mail. Enjoy!
  7. Superdrive macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    I had this same issue when I replaced my fiancé's Verizon phone with an iPhone (new number). In order to tell her about her new iPhone, I texted her old (VZW) phone. It never came. So we did some restoring, testing, etc with no success.

    Texts from my iPhone, T-Mobile, Alltel, and Sprint came through just fine. However, texts from Verizon including her VZW phone to the iPhone never arrived.

    It took one call to ATT TECH SUPPORT (not Cust Service) to contact the 3rd party SMS administrator who said that the phone number was tied to a landline in Verizon's database. They issued a trouble ticket for that number and the issue was rectified a few days later.

    Hope this solves your problem.
  8. tilmonabbott macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2009
    Worcester Ma
    i have this problem constantly too. Whether it be to Verizon or sprint. Don't think i know anyone on t-mobile so that wouldn't matter. But my texts will either just not go through at all or they'll take like 5 hours or shutting off the phone for 5 minutes to reset its settings with the cellular network, but that's just a hassle constantly doing that.
  9. Fronkfronk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2009
    Thank you for this, I will defenitely give this a try!
  10. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Tell your friends with Verizon to dial *228 and select option two. That will update the roaming settings on the phone, and will ensure the best connection to the network. That might help with them receiving your messages. :)
  11. jrock2004 macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2008
    To throw a twist I have the LG shine and when I text my sister she does not get it. I tried to text another VZW customer and they did not get it either. So I do not think this is an iPhone issue. This is a carrier related problem.

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