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Error 96 While text messaging, Help please?

When I'm trying to text, I usually get a message saying something like "Message could not be sent, Please try again later" And then in the details it says error 96, However, I can reply to texts perfectally, I just can't send the original text... Can someone help?

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  • egrs Nov 12, 2007

    i am unable to send and receive text phone will not receive them and when i send them it says, "unable to send error 96"

  • egrs Nov 14, 2007

    ok i have a different problem now, when someone sends me a text it takes a couple of hours for em to get it

  • allbusiness_ Dec 25, 2008

    i tried putting the numbers of the area code but it still wont work i even deleted all my contacts and re added them (i have 5 cause i just got it) but it still says error 96 and i checked everywhere online but yours ws the only one that had a response and though im glad there is an answer but it doesnt work : (

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    i have the sme problem but the that didnt work for my phone

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    when I try to reply the text says error code

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    text / sms message sent from bsnl sim are failed please reply



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I have the same problem. You have to use the area code, the full 10 digit number. Even the phone numbers stored in your memory need to include the area code for the text to send.

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