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Message Stuck in Outbox - and Cannot Send Text

As of yesterday, I have 1 message stuck in the outbox, and it won't delete. Also I have received messages, but cannot send them. Very frustrating.

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  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    same i tried turning off and on several times and deletinga ll messages. ah!

  • 4r4ujo Nov 24, 2008

    I would like to know how to solve this problem too .... I've got credit on my phone but I'm unable to text, hope any help

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    i hav one meesege in my outbox its so anoying

  • Enzymes_rule Nov 27, 2008

    Same thing happening with me, as soon as I set up voicemail, my outbox wouldn't get empty anymore. I can delete all the messages behind the stuck one, but that first one won't delete or send at all. It's been 10 days and it won't leave.

    Mine is a W580i Black.

  • sheeprule86 Dec 31, 2008

    This has just happened to me tonight! I cannot delete one of the messages, have managed to move it to drafts but cannot send it or even delete it. And it's New Year's Eve! The night when I usually send floods of texts! What a nightmare!

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    i performed the above solution, but i still can't send text messages. the 'sending message' icon will not go away, even though there are no messages in the outbox, and even when i turn the phone off/on.

  • bergenxline Jan 30, 2009

    i have this exact problem. ever since this one message got stuck in my outbox i haven't been able to respond or send any text messages but i can stil receive them.

    i tried the suggestion of moving it to drafts but it does not give me that option! when i hit more it only has: view status, details, delete, delete all, mark several.

    this is driving me crazy please help me out!

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    Text message won't send, won't delete, all subsequent texts stuck in outbox. Moved to draft, still cannot delete text. Restart phone, able to delete problem text, Thanks!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    messages won't send and ive tried all the suggestions and nothing has helped! my friend had the same problem week or so ago and her phone was back to normal in a couple of days, its been a couple of days and nothing has been sorted. someone help me 'coz my mum will not by me a new one if it brakes! x_x_x

  • baybaymoore May 09, 2009

    I have a text message that is stuck in my outbox, I was told to send it to my draft box and it would delete, but that didn't work either, I can get texts but I can't send them out....Plez help me with this....

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    i had the same problem with my mobile. Its not the first time its happened. But i moved the message to drafts, took out the sim then put ity back in and then restarted the mobile and deleted the message. Its worked the first few times. But nothing is happening anymore. Any ideas/suggestons please?

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First you have to cancel it and the under the more option move it to drafts and the restart phone

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I had the same issue today. I had a stuck message in the outbox and no messages created after it would get sent. I tried deleting all messages and all were deleted but the first. I then went to the message in the outbox and clicked on more and moved the message to drafts. I then was able to send a text message. I went to the drafts folder and then deleted the message. I hope this helps.

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Cancel the all messages in outbox, and take battery out. then u can turn it back on and resend it all. it happens to me alot

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Guys, just run the master settings reset. Sometimes just with restarting this wont fix the problem.

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