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Motorola i930-no texting-originally Nextel-now boost

Using an i930 on the Boost network. Boost is aware. I can't send or receive text msgs or MMS's. Boost customer service says the i930 may be too smart for their 64K SIM card. What's up with that? Is there a way to decertify the phone or something? I get the same error msg that others have listed - "texting available in GSM mode only." When I switch to GSM mode, I have no service. There HAS GOT to be a way to fix this. It's a totally sweet phone (windows mobile based) but how lame is it if I can't send/receive texts? I've seen a ton of software out there for downloading, but $29.99? Come on! Any help/advice would be so appreciated. Thanks!

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  • mhz313 Apr 05, 2009

    cant recieve txt mssg on nextel i930

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    Motorola i930-no texting

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I had the same problem but I have nextel. I called them and they just told me to send all text messages as 'MEDIA MESSAGES' and it works!

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Same problem here I have contacted BOOST,MOTOROLA,SPRINT ETC ETC there's no way to get text messages with our i930 on boost that's sad ... if someone ws able to fix this please let me know
ed1@bigstring.com subject I930 FIX please help help this phone is awesome and i want it working 100% if not i just that stupid boost bb

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I just called Boost and tried the Nextel sim card trick and it was a no go.

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I930 does not disable filght mode i have tried several methods i get nothing. i have no connection to update utilities and know service is it bricked

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I read about a program that work via internet and receives the messages for your phone and sends it to your phone. but i was in a spanish forum.i will look in to it to see if i can find it.
i have decerted my i920 and i don't get that annoying screen. but still doesn't work. the only way to send a text is via mms but still can't receive. i did a research and read that boost uses mms not sms and boost phone converts any sms to mms so you can read them and when you use a phone from nextel their phone don't have that feature.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

  • ecuajosh Mar 18, 2009

    i also hear about another option but i haven't tryed. i heard that if you get a nextel simcard and you call boostmobile and say that you want to update you info to a new sim card and you give out the sim card number you can use you boost number under that simcard and be able to send and receive messages.

    if anyone try please post a comment to see how it went.

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