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IPhone 3GS messaging problem

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cm26484 Calculating status...
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Jul 2, 2009 5:01 PM
I am having problems sending text messages from my Iphone 3GS.

the loading bar above the text screen hangs up around 90% and usually takes 4-5 attempts before the message is sent. I am not having any problem with incoming text messages. Is this a problem with the phone or 3.0 or should i contact AT&T about the problem
iPhone OS 3.0
  • dwb Level 6 Level 6 (19,705 points)
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    Jul 2, 2009 5:35 PM (in response to cm26484)
    Of the six people I know who have a new iPhone, none of them (including me) are having any trouble sending texts. I'd call AT&T.
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  • pepechiva Calculating status...
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    Jul 2, 2009 5:35 PM (in response to cm26484)
    hey I have exactly the same problem and it is very very anoying -.- can anyone tell me how to solve this???? because i am getting tired of it
  • W9FIF Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
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    Jul 2, 2009 6:00 PM (in response to cm26484)
    My bet is, it's s system problem, NOT your phone.
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    Jul 5, 2009 7:33 AM (in response to cm26484)
    I have the same problem periodically...Anyone else? Trying to find out if it's my phone or everones got a glitch
  • dfhcfbvc Calculating status...
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    Jul 5, 2009 8:51 AM (in response to cm26484)
    I'm having the same problem. I have an iphone 3G and before the OS 3 upgrade, while sending text messages the bar at the top reaches about 90% and stops but this happened sometimes. Usually the message was sent. BUT, now after the OS 3 upgrade i can't text to some people while i can text some people. I've had this problem since the OS 3 upgrade. I tried calling my courier and they said something in the sms settings was changed. I don't live in the US. Also i tried restoring 4 times and still the same.
    iPhone OS 3.0
  • ykidd Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2009 4:41 PM (in response to cm26484)
    I had the same problem. I could be wrong but I beleive it has something to do with the 3G network because as soon as I disabled 3G on my phone the problem went away. Hopefully that helps temporarily till AT&T or Apple (or both depending on the cause of the problem) get the fix.
  • Dog Lovr Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2009 5:52 PM (in response to cm26484)
    I just spent an hour on the phone with Apple and AT&T. We are having this problem with 3 brand now 3Gs phones. Texts start to send, get frozen around 90%, and then fail. We're also having lots of problems with dropped calls. AT&T says we're "in between two cell phone towers", but my old 3G phone has no problem at all calling or sending/receiving texts. I'm contemplating returning the phones. It's clearly not an AT&T problem if the 3G phone works and the 3GS phones don't.
    Dell, iPhone OS 3.0
  • samzeta Calculating status...
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    Jul 24, 2009 5:09 AM (in response to Dog Lovr)
    I just got an Iphone 3Gs and i do not have a problem receiving or sending messages but my conversations are not being saved in my message box. they disappear after i read them. can someone help me with this

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