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Wed, Jun 10, 2020 3:39 PM

Phone does everything except send/receive texts

I just switched my number to a new phone, an AT&T LG V40 ThinQ on a prepaid TRACFONE plan. I have had Tracfone service for 17 yrs and the same phone number for about 6, without issue. My other phone was a Verizon Smartphone. So my new phone can make/receive calls, can access 4G LTE & Wi-Fi, but CANNOT send or receive texts. Stranger yet is that it appears as though the texts are being sent; I'm not getting an error message. This also happens when someone texts me, so it looks like I'm ignoring all of them. I've done everything I can think of without success: Tried multiple different APN's, reset the network, deleted the cache, force stopped messaging app, deleted messaging data, checked the service center number & did a factory reset. Does anyone have any idea what the issue may be? Has this happened to anyone else? Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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1 y ago

Hello @Liverandchiante,


Thank you for reaching out to us. You'll need to contact TracFone Customer Support at 800.867.7183 for further assistance with your inquiry. Hope this helps!


Sean, AT&T Community Specialist

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