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does anyone here from time to time or like everyday not receive ONE text from the person you are texting ... cus i check online and it says it was received yet my phone never got it ... is this normal, i have an iPhone 4

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Professor

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sammyfree4u wrote:

does anyone here from time to time or like everyday not receive ONE text from the person you are texting ... cus i check online and it says it was received yet my phone never got it ... is this normal, i have an iPhone 4


Nope.  Checked with the daughter who pushes thousands of txts through hers, and she doesn't either. Are you in a really spotty coverage area?

 

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Scholar

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no, i'm actullay i a super good area im in metro LA so i have full bars on 3G i also do a lot of text and like sometimes my friend will send one but i dont get it, is this like a technique from AT&T to stop people from texting? hahaha

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Professor

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sammyfree4u wrote:

no, i'm actullay i a super good area im in metro LA so i have full bars on 3G i also do a lot of text and like sometimes my friend will send one but i dont get it, is this like a technique from AT&T to stop people from texting? hahaha


No, I seriously doubt that. Perhaps the problem is on the sender's side?

 

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ACE - Master

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I believe that it has been discussed somewhere that Verizon will not send SMS messages containung UTF-8 characters to any of the other carrer network users.  They will deliver them internally on their own network, but not to any other carrier network.  Could this be the cause?


Jerry B.
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Scholar

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here's the thing though its from iphone to iphone on the same AT&T networks, that's why im confused about it ... why would i not get the text yet online it registers as my device receiving the text

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Sorry, this is resurrecting an old thread, but I've been having a similar problem and I'm wondering if you resolved anything or had any tips for fixing it.  

I'm in the LA area too, get generally good reception, usually get my texts quickly, but every once in a while I don't recieve something someone has sent me, though I can still see the message on my online account usage.

Did you make any progress on fixing the problem?

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Professor

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If you update to iOS5, and you're txting iphone to iphone using iMessage, you get reliable transmission, not "best effort" of SMS. That's about all you can do. SMS can and does drop messages, sometimes for no reason at all.
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Haha, actually I'm not even an iPhone user, I have an android phone, but everything else about the problem described here fit my situation and I thought it might be a fixable network configuration thing that would apply to all devices.

 

That's what I've heard about the unreliability of SMS... it just seems that it happened with me more than most.  Thanks for your prompt reply!

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