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IPhone 4S won't receive text messages

I can send texts but can't receive them, I can make and receive calls. I've reset the network, turned the phone on and off and reset the phone. No joy. Help!
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Re: IPhone 4S won't receive text messages

Hmmm.

Intriguing one.

Is iMessage affected as well?

What is your message center number set at?
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Re: IPhone 4S won't receive text messages

iMessage is 'waiting for activation'. I haven't received an iMessage or text so could be both. How do I find out what my message center number is set at? Thanks
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Re: IPhone 4S won't receive text messages

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1. Go to settings
2. Go to carriers
3. Switch off auto
4. Change carrier to vodafone
5. Wait until it fails to connects
to vodafone then repeat the
first 4 steps only this time
choose o2

Try this and ill look for the correct message center number for you first.

Sorry should ask is it a new phone? Contract or PAYG? How long have you had the problem?
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Re: IPhone 4S won't receive text messages

I've had the phone for nearly a year, no problems with it until now
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Re: IPhone 4S won't receive text messages

Hmm ok.

Check your service status for me as well. I wonder if there's a known issue;

http://status.o2.co.uk/
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Re: IPhone 4S won't receive text messages

Success! Switching the carrier to Vodafone and back to O2 again did the trick :-D Thanks so much for your help. I've just had 20+ messages through
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Re: IPhone 4S won't receive text messages

Brilliant Smiley Happy thanks for letting me knowSmiley Happy

Occasionally the iPhones throw hissy fits.

Glad your up and running againSmiley Happy

Oo and welcome to the forumsSmiley Happy
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Re: IPhone 4S won't receive text messages

Nice one Liquid... but what do you mean occasionallySmiley Wink

I do work for O2, however, anything I say here is my own view and does not represent that of Telefónica.
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Re: IPhone 4S won't receive text messages

Haha very trueSmiley Sad

Picking up my 6th iPhone 5 tomorrowSmiley Very Happy Smiley Sad
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