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Old 11-18-2007, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a blackberry pearl (8100, black). I got it activated from a friend's cell phone store. He somehow pulled some strings for me and got me a blackberry. I didn't qualify for it and was supposed to get a run of the mill standard phone. So now I have a blackberry without having to fish out a chunk of change for the data plan. I understand that there's no point of getting the blackberry if I'm not going to use the data features and the all the extra stuff but I got the phone for the wow factor.

Anyway. My problem is that I cant seem to send or receive sms/text messages from the phone. So I'm not sure what the problem is and was hoping someone on the site could shed some light into the matter.

The settings on my Options> SMS Text is...
Disable AutoText: No
Data Coding: 7 bit
Service Center: +13123149810
Network to send over: GSM

So. Does anyone have any idea? I cant call AT&T because as far as they are conterned I dont have a Blackberry. But I do and I cant send or receive text messages. I dont have a text message plan but as far as that goes I'm quite willing to pay per message if it comes to that. I'm not such a big user of it anyway, but it would make my life that much easier. My carrier is AT&T. Thanks.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The SMS setup is fine.

AT&T doesn't care if you have a BB without a Data Plan.

When you say you can send or receive, when you go to the folder named "messages", and click menu, do you have an option to "Compose SMS"?
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Yes. I can compose and send messages. After it is sent I even get a tick mark beside the message implying that the message has been sent. But the message never gets to the phone I'm trying to message to.

Another thing. If someone leaves me a call back # on my voice message I get a text message saying that I have a message and can open it and see the number that I'm supposed to call back. But if someone tries to send me a text message (other than leaving a call back # on my voice mail) then the message never gets to the phone. This is not like the other folks that are having problems... the messages aren't delayed, they never arrive.

Thanks for looking this over.
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With the BB powered on, pull the battery and reboot the BB.

You might really ought to call AT&T and make sure they have SMS provisioned on your account, should be, but you never know.

Good luck.
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