If you have never, or at least in the past year not factory reset your phone, it's probably time. Also, this is the easiest way to rid the phone of tons of texts that could be holding up the send and or receive for all who have this issue.
I will try the factory reset. However my situation is different from the problems others have added on here. I'm not having issues sending at all. I receive the majority of text messages (at least that I'm aware of... but I miss a small percentage of incoming texts and I have not been able to narrow down a pattern to it. (Individual vs Group, Verizon vs Non-Verizon, Time of Day, Text vs Picture). That being said, ALL of my outgoing texts have been going through that I am aware of.
As a matter of fact, in the middle of a group message just this morning i could send to everyone, and see some messages, but others were not making it to me.
Help is right here, front and center p3rsian85! Let's start with how much available device memory do you have on your Rarz HD? Also, can I assume that you are using the stock messaging app? If so then please delete some of the long text threads, reboot, and retest. If this doesn't work then please reply with thr results and the software version installed on your device.
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Thank you so much for the heads up. I would like to look into a few things for you. Are you using the default text message application that came on the device. Or are you using a 3rd party application from the Google Play Store? How long have you had these issues? Are you connected to wi-fi when trying to send the messages? Please keep me posted.
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I am using the default messaging app as you assumed. I just did a factory reset per what was suggested by others so all of my text threads were deleted at that time. Right now I'm in a holding pattern to see if it happens again (my issue has always been pretty intermittent).
As far as free memory (i'm assuming you're talking about RAM), i've got 261 MB free right now out of 802MB total at the moment.
GF was sending texts by an older phone model on a separate carrier. Messages were lost all the time on both sides.
Upgraded her phone and older messages she had never seen were suddenly available.
On my side I frequently observed messages stalling and refusing to send. Error messages. Could get data and make a phone call but SMS would not work. The more i used it the worse it got. Since upgrading to a 4G phone that issue seems to have vanished, as absurd as it was.
I just wanted to share that I went ahead and tried the factory reset a week ago and so far so good. Although a couple of texts over the week were a little slow to go through, they all did within an acceptable amount time, whereas before the reset they did not. I can't say the situation is 100% fixed, but for now I think the situation has been resolved. Yeah! For others considering the reset option here are some tips you might find helpful:
If you have a lot of stuff on your phone heavily loading the internal
storage area (which is read and activated every time your phone boots),
and you have a limited amount of RAM or your RAM is being consumed by your
apps, like Facebook, then the phone may become less responsive, really its
no different than having to many windows open on your computer screen or
having less than 10% of your HDD available. Housekeeping is always a good
idea and a reset (system Reload) is the ultimate housekeeping.
That being said, SMS will get flaky again. I notice it flake out when i
start having a chat. The messages will take longer and longer to send, get
I try to avoid using SMS if possible and I think, that's the way Verizon
would prefer it.
On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 11:51 AM, Colleen12345 <email@example.com>
I'm not sure what you mean by Verizon wanting you to stay away from sms. If messaging still isn't working you will need to call and get tech support involved. I send over 3,000 messages a month, so it's a feature that should be working it's just a matter of finding out why it's not working in this instance
I have had 4 prepaid phones that make up roughly 2/3 of that population.
Destroyed each through various efforts. The current is their latest the
Transpyre and it is so far the only one to have the least issues being a 4G
LTE model. However, SMS is still not as spiffy as sending a text over
hangouts, or google voice, and when you think about, all three apps take
the same amount of time to open, yet hangout have no issue with pretty much
anything and google voice effortlessly sends SMS. However to be sure that
Verizon SMS, Hangouts and Google Voice are all three effected by signal
strength. If you cannot send message over hangouts, nothing is going to
work. Heck you might not even be able to make a voice call. But what is
frustrating is that it should not be that way. I thought that SMS was a
voice service. Seems its actually more a data service than voice, signal
wise and if your data fails so does SMS, regardless of your data
Perhaps I am a bit Jaded from my experiences but I am compelled to say that
of all the things that a Verizon operator can help you with. Forcing your
phone to behave is not one of them.
From my perspective the SMS feature is throttled. They don't want you using
the SMS as a chat. Its handled I think more as a Pager service function, as
I am sure largely it still is, a full on throw back from years past. That
said, this part of the network may not be well suited to handling as much
load as other parts, which seems to fit the behavior.
I may well be wrong about everything where my opinion is concerned, but I
swear my experiences are rock solid and I have taken my time to test these
issues, not just based on single occurrences but over time, through system
resets, different locations and several phones. I wish I could say my
experience was different but, i cannot tell you how frustrating it is to be
on a work sight and be unable to get a SMS out to coworker, even though
signal was strong. Thankfull there has been WiFi in most places and I can
completely bypass services that don't work, WiFi based apps.
On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 8:03 PM, MikeyWade <firstname.lastname@example.org>