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"error sending message" in my sms text message

I need help to solve this problem, just purchase this iphone two month ago, now every time i send text message it show error sending message

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  • jake103080 Dec 27, 2008

    I am having the same issue...called AT&T, now dealing with Apple and no one seems to know what is going on...everything on the phone works perfect except sending text messages. I receive "error sending message".

  • Angie L Dec 28, 2008

    I am having a similar problem, but a little more frustrating. I can not recieve or send text messages at all??!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    same problem.

  • jhruth Jan 01, 2009

    Same problem here in SF

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    same problem

  • Steven Keith Jan 02, 2009

    I have the same issue. Is it an ATT or an Apple issue?

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    Damn this .. 
    I have the same problem ..
    can any one !! please !! help us !!

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    I can receive text but can't reply. The "error sending message" pops up.

  • tim_truong Jan 05, 2009

    Did not help to fix my problem. I follow your instruction but no luck.

  • Kattieab Jan 05, 2009

    I just bought the phone 3 days ago, and every time I try to send a text, it tells me there was an error sending the text

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    It randomly started happening...I try sending a message and the progress bar goes about 1/4 of the way and then it says "error sending message"  I've been on the phone with both at&t and apple today on a few different occasions for a total of about 7 hours...I'm not exaggerating...and still nothing if=s fix...this is so extremely frustrating...I kind of hate life right now...please if anyone figures out a fix let us know...thanks!

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    After restore by using itune still did not take care of the problem. It's been pain to detele all music and picture then still cannot resolve problem. Any news idea!

  • nycarch Jan 12, 2009

    I am in the same boat - can receive text without any issues but can't send text as reply or new message.  I've reset, cleared all the old messages, restored, reset the sim but all to no avail.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    I have the same problem in south africa. I can't send sms's since 17 December 2008. NOBODY seems to know what to do. I went to an Aplle store and they tried everything. Went to my cell carrier and they are useless also. what now!!!


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I went to the At & T store and they gave me a new sim card and that seemed to solve the problem. They said you were only supposed to use new sim cards in the iphone. Hope this helps.

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I took the phone to the Apple store here in New York - they tested the sim chip in another phone and the text worked without an error...they stated it was probably a problem with the phone, they had a few other cases like this, and proceeded to give me a new phone and installed my old sim chip in it. So I have a new phone and working SMS.

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This seems to be a recurring problem that I have discovered was a problem with both the original iPhone as well as the iPhone 3g. I just had this happen to me 3 days into owning the phone and the "solution" set forth to me by the apple tech at AT&T was to go into settings and place the phone on airplane mode for a couple minutes and switch it back. This surprisingly worked for me albeit for a matter of minutes. I was then instructed to do a Network reset also through settings under the "Reset" category at the bottom. Although it didn't immediately resolve the problem, after I manually entered my friend's number each time I texted for about 4 texts I have been able to text uninterrupted so far. Not sure this is a permanent fix yet but it's worth a shot for you guys as well.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

  • SCjunkie87 Jan 07, 2009

    sorry that didn't help...the only other option I can really think of is a full out restore for the phone using iTunes.  Apple always recommends performing a restore without a backup but it should be fine if you do a backup since all programs and music is erased.  If that's a possibility it should most definitely solve your problem, just be a bit of a pain in getting it back to where it was

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