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Old 12-23-2008, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to text to A&E to sign up for a reminder for a particular tv show. It says to text to "23246" and my phone keeps giving me an error (SMS error96, message ID 202) general problems. Can you not text to a number like this or is this problem related to my carrier? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Are there letters or just numbers?
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just numbers.
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i text that number and it worked for me i am on a verizon pearl 8130 os 4.5.0.97

try resetting the phone. the 5 digitnumber is called a short code and they are ment to be textable so i dont know why there is a problem. try updating your phone or call your provideder. you might have "premium" messages blocked
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Your carrier must have an agreement to carry SMS for that individual #.
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