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RAZR V3XX - sends my texts as MMS, rather than SMS...

I LOVE my V3XX, but about 2 weeks ago it started sending ALL my SMS (text) messages as MMS (multimedia) messages. I will start composing a text message in SMS, but it sends it as MMS!

My friends with "weaker" phones are freaking out, and I can't figure out what happened, or how to get it to switch back!

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  • Anderthon Nov 09, 2007

    You know - sometimes it's the simplest things that solve the darndest problems... THANKS!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2007

    I had the same problem, text messages would be sent as MMS instead of SMS when nothing was changed. I tried the suggested solution and it has corrected the problem. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2007

    I've been struggling with this problem for months, I'm so glad that I'm not the only one. Who would've thought such a simple thing would cause so much headache. Clearing the inbox and outbox really does fixes the problem.

  • mkh27 Feb 13, 2008

    I had the same problem too! I tried finding a solution in the user's manual and there wasn't one, so i started looking online, where i found this thread. I tried it and it worked! Thanks!

  • Stefunny01 Feb 14, 2008

    I'm having the same issue, and I cleared both my inbox and outbox but my phone is still sending out my sms messages as mms.

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    can send and receive mms

  • penjensen May 06, 2008

    sends my texts as MMS, rather than SMS

  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    i compose my txt msgs as sms but end up bieng sent like mms and recepients cant read

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    my razr sens texts as mms rather than sms

  • loveya0 Aug 01, 2008

    my phone sends mms instead of sms

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    Called ATT about this today, because I'm getting charged like crazy. They said that the model has a software problem and tried to make me pay $210 for a refrub phone. WHAT?!?! really?!?? Cleared out the in/out and now it works, but for how long?!? AHHH!! I can't believe they wanted me to spend $210 on a refrub...Yeah, no thanks!!!

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    same deal. started sending out mms instead of sms and i can't get it set back to sms

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    says I need to record in mms mode to send a text video. How do you set your phone up to record in mms mode.



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I had this same problem and called Motorola for support. The solution is to clear text/mms message inbox and outbox. The default setting on my phone was to never clear the inbox but I changed that to remove messages when they are 10 days old, I have not experienced the problem since.

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

  • extuk May 19, 2014

    It worked perfectly!!!!!! Thanks!




My razor does the same thing, on the att website it says that this will occur when your outbox becomes too full and suggests to cleanup your messages.  When I did this it seemed to resolve the issue.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

  • extuk May 19, 2014

    Thank you! It worked!!!




Cleaned out the inbox - 450 messages - now it's all fixed.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008


This sight works better than tylenol! I had a headache for the past two weeks because the standard txt msgs were being sent as multimedia. But yeah, all it took was some clean-up of the message inbox and more headaches! Everything is back to normal.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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