Originally Posted by RobVegas
Hi. Thank you for your reply.
I'm on AT&T with a Bold. Sorry for leaving that part out. I think the problem may be manifested when the device manager does a restore of my previous SMS, emails, etc from the backup. It seems that the device can receive SMS text messages up until that point.
Is that a good clue?
I've done all of the "tricks" - battery pulls, service books, re-registration....
Thank you again,
Did you look at Options / SMS Text and see if everything looks right in there? You'll have choices such as:
Delivery Report (on/off)
Data Coding (7 bit or 8 bit, with 7 being the default in my case -- not sure what you should have with AT&T and the Bold)
Service Center -- this is the 10 digit phone number with a "+1" prefix used as your SMS gateway. T-Mobile uses +12063130004 for this -- not sure what it should be for AT&T -- I would check this out.
You can skip over the next couple of items and look at "Network to Send Over". You can chose Circuit Switch, Circuit Switch Preferred, Packet Switched, or Packet Switched Preferred. Mine was set to Circuit Switched, and I changed it to Circuit Switched preferred -- this way it can theoretically take advantage of other networks if T-Mobile's isn't available (although I'm sure it's a lot more complicated than that!).
Although you just did this, if it were me, I'd probably check the firewall again to make sure that all boxes under "block incoming messages" were unticked, and that firewall status shows as "Disabled".