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Old 03-31-2009, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone else have this issue? While I am talking on the phone I am unable to send out texts on my device. I have the new 4.5 software on my device also. Just wanted to know if there is a fix for this or if this is a common problem on Sprints network. Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-31-2009, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What happens when you try to send a text?
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When I try to send a text I usually get the little clock looking symbol, then it will either throw back the red X, or it may go through after I hang up. Depending on how long I'm on the phone.
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That's odd. I have a Sprint 8330 running 4.5.0.131 and I don't have this issue. I just tested by calling my voicemail and then sending myself an SMS. It went through and I received it all while on the call.

What OS are you running and have you tried removing the battery for 30 seconds while the device is powered on?
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I have the same issue, what I found was that if I was talking to someone on the same Sprint network mobile-to-mobile, I can send text to them or someone who is also Sprint. But when I'm talking to a friend who is on AT&T and try to text the same person I was just talking to on Sprint, it doesn't work.

So I'm guessing if you call your voicemail and text yourself, it's going through the same signal/channel so it'll work.

I could be wrong, but that's what I have noticed so far while playing around with it. I am also running 4.3.0.127, but I'm definitely for sure I can text anyone who is with Sprint while talking to someone with Sprint.
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Interesting observation. I just called a landline and sent a text to my friend (T-Mobile) and it went through as well.
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Quick update: As long as I'm on the phone with someone with Sprint, I can text anyone. I just called a family member who is on Sprint and I text my friend with Verizon and AT&T and works just fine. However, talking to my friend on AT&T, no luck.
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I have the same issue, but...it works only for the first few times I send a text while on the phone. But after a few minutes, they don't go thru anymore. They just get the "X", and do not go thru.
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New Sprint Curve Titanium owner here and cannot say I have experienced this. Knock on wood though.
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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In order to send SMS while on the phone using Sprint, do the following:

1. Press Menu Key
2. Select 'Conference Call'
3. Press Menu Key
4. Select Send SMS Text <any contact>
5. Scroll Up so cursor is over the name
6. Press Menu Key
7. Select 'Change Recipient'

I have a Blackberry Curve 8330 on Sprint running 4.5.0.131

Hope that helps!

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Old 06-29-2009, 07:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Keep in mind that SMS uses the phone side of things, not data.
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