Whats wrong with the SMS??

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by DuFFy, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. DuFFy macrumors regular

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    So i just got my phone on christmas, and I was texting people during the day and it seemed that I wasnt getting their Text messages right away..so yesterday i was with my girlfriend and texted her sitting right next to me to see what would happen, she got mine almost instantly but when I had her send something back it took 5 minutes before I got it...whats wrong with it? is it my phone? is it the network? can i do anything to fix it?
     
  2. kdawg macrumors regular

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    It's the crap-ola network. Several of my co-workers have att and sometimes they don't receive text messages for 24 hours. One instance I sent a text about a party on sunday afternoon and my co-worker received it monday afternoon.

    Mind you I have t-mobile... BUT They have the same issues when sending messages to eachother.
     
  3. ronainsworth68 macrumors member

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    Im 99.9% sure its AT&T's network. I've had this problem repeat itself for the last few years with AT&T. It doesn't matter what kind of phone you have.
    I think their paging channel gets bogged down or something.
     
  4. DuFFy thread starter macrumors regular

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    But I've had two other phones and had some problems but it was rare. With this phone its just about everytime. And its not people getting my texts. Its me getting theirs
     
  5. question fear macrumors 68020

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    Reboot your phone? Sometimes text delays are due to tower issues and a reboot forces a new tower connection.

    ALL cell companies have text delays and weird issues. I've had problems with AT&T, but I've also had friends who have had issues with Verizon.

    If you continue to have issues, pop your SIM into a different phone and test the text delay, then try it with a new iPhone. But unless everyone in your area is having similar delays then it's something weird with your connection.
     
  6. ronainsworth68 macrumors member

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    I had a Moto Razor that did the same thing. Sometimes it took 2 days to get a txt. I have called AT&T several times about the issue over the past couple of years. Sometimes it only happened to me, but a few times if was happening to everyone I knew with AT&T (in my area anyway). Its a very common thing.
     
  7. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a

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    Yea i have t-mobile and it happens to me constantly. Even when the majority of the ppl i txt are with t-mobile, it drives me nuts.
     
  8. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    I think it's a problem on every network. I used to have the same problem with
    Verizon. It wouldn't just be texts though, I would have my phone sitting next to me on my desk and all of a sudden it would light up saying I had a missed call and a voicemail.
     
  9. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    It was easy for me to switch from Verizon because SMS to my girlfriend on T-Mobile and a friend on AT&T were very unpredictable.
     

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