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Text Messaging randomly turns into Multimedia Messaging

The last couple of days, when I go to send a text message, the message area is in the multimedia message format. I can not figure out how to switch it back to regular old text messaging. I have tried turning the phone off, but to no avail. As far as I know, I did not change it to multimedia messaging... the phone just switches to that setting by itself somehow. Does anyone have any ideas?

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  • Erin111 Nov 29, 2007

    Same thing happens to mine. Can't figure out how to fix it.

  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    yeah same here ..ppl r like quit sending me pictre messages and i tried going to set up and everything!! i even tried changing the server name'

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    Can't change back to SMS

  • slim3280 May 06, 2008

    me too...delete all my inbox?

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    Ya i just deleted all my inbox messages and it turned it back to normal. I think it just does that when you exceed 200

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    Yup. It worked. The 200 messages will include everything in your inbox, outbox, and drafts. Just to clarify. Good info though. Thanks for sharing!!

  • gonzie Jul 21, 2008

    You know how a recover the deleted text message from my Razr.

  • kristin12 Aug 04, 2008

    my phone changed to multimedia randomly and i cant find a way to change it back.

    my friend cant recieve multimedia messages so i cant text her this is a problem!

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    yep....deleting all messages worked like a charm! thanks so much

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    This problem is annoying! My friends are telling me I am sending them a lot of blank messages because they can't all open the picture mail. Is there a solution that DOES NOT involve deleting all of my messages???

  • llilse May 05, 2009

    deleting all 435 messages solved the problem for me. Who designed this crappy phone?



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Worked! I have been fighting with ATT for 2 weeks over this!! I was about to buy a new phone.. WHEW! Thanks :)

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I had the exact same problem and it did help when I deleted all my received texts. I started having the problem when I had more than 400 text messages stored in my phone.

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I need a sever number for my motor v3 razer cell phone i bought it unlocked where i can send mulitimeda on my cell phone dont have a sever number

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Wow this seriously just helped me alot thanks!* the people at the at&t store couldn't tell me this!*

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

How to delet from multi media it wont deleting a mp3 file i cant delet it

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

Haha it works!!! This is awesome I was so puzzled.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

THANK YOU! this was driving me nuts

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Thank you for your time. this helped me very much ; i never would have guessed that this was the problem in this situation<333333 thank yaaaa =)

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Posted on Jan 03, 2008

I had this problem and just deleted them all, now im good!

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

Just delete all of them and start over worked for me....

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

Apparently, it must happen when you have more than 200 or 250 text messages in your inbox/outboxes try deleting some of them and seeing what it does. I had the some problem. And i'm back to SMS now.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

I found that deleting all of my text messages (clean up) fixes it (no clue why)

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Simply go to the messaging message setting text messages and MESSAGES SENT VIA TEXT

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Send me a feedback and rate my solution too.
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