A few months ago I stopped being able to receive texts from my husband's cell phone. It worked in the morning, then just stopped. He has a work issued phone with Verizon service. I do not have him blocked. Any other suggestions?
RHMINK
Enthusiast - Level 3

A few months ago I stopped being able to receive texts from my husband's cell phone.  It worked in the morning, then just stopped.  He has a work issued phone with Verizon service. I do not have him blocked. Is it possible I marked him as Spam?  How do I check? 

Any other suggestions?

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stef7
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Four questions:

What model phone do you have? How about him? Be specific please.

Did either of you receive an Over the air (OTA) update for your device?

Does anyone else have problems receiving texts from your husband's phone?

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RHMINK
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1) I have a Samsung Galaxy S8+

2) He has an Iphone 6s that he just switched to from a 4s.  (Work issued phone) Still same problem.

3) I get OTA updates, he doesn't.  This problem started in early August.

4) No one that we know of is having trouble getting texts from him.

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vzw_customer_support
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Good evening RHMINK. I know how important it is stay connected with your husband. Let's get those messages flowing. Are you able to send and receive text messages from others? Did you recently switch from an iPhone? Does this only happen at specific times?

 

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RHMINK
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I've never had an Iphone.  Always an Android.  The day it stopped, it worked at 9 am...by 1 pm...no more!!

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stef7
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It's his problem, not yours.

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vzw_customer_support
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RHMINK, we appreciate the insight and would l like to learn more so we can determine what the root cause of this issue is. Is your husband able to call you without issue and visa versa?

 

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RHMINK
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We are able to call each other without any problem.

stef7
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RHMINK
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I don't think it's that since he can text other non-iphones with no problem

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stef7
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OK. do you get texts from anyone else?

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RHMINK
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I get them from everybody else.  Weird

vzw_customer_support
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RHMINK,

 

The best thing to do to confirm if one of your two phones is blocking the messages is to each delete the other's contact in the phones. Then go ahead and see if you're able to send and receive to each other after both contacts have been removed. If you can, it means there was a block in the phone software. If that's the case, you can re-add the contacts and you should be in business. Let us know.

 

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RHMINK
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We did that, it didn't work.  My texts go through to him,  but his won't come through to me.

vzw_customer_support
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That's certainly strange, RHMINK. Thanks for all your efforts so far! Glad your calls are working normally for you though. We're not giving up! Have you tried making an alternate messaging app your default text app? Please click here for those steps: http://spr.ly/6581DDZiL. Once you try an alternate app, please let us know if his messages now come through.

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RHMINK
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I have tried the stock messaging app as well as Go SMS and FB Messenger.   No luck.  I do notice that when i click on received messages from others, there is a "report as spam" option that i don't get on the messages he sent me when his messages still went thru.  Could that be related?

stef7
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stef7
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This is so strange.

I feel we are missing a piece of information.

Do you or does he have an iPAD, or do you or does he have ANOTHER Apple account?

RHMINK
Enthusiast - Level 3

Nope, we don'thave any ipads.  Just Samsung tablets.  And he only has one Apple account.  This problem started in one day from the morning to the afternoon with no known changes to our accounts.

stef7
Master - Level 2

Okay. Just to summarize. There is only one appleid involved. You can both call each other. Each of you can call and text other people, both on iPhone and Android with success. You can text him  but he cannot text you...

On his texting app, does he get any error when texting you? Does it appear to go through fine and you don't see it?

I'm not giving up yet...

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RHMINK
Enthusiast - Level 3

The summary is right on, unfortunately.  

He doesn't get an error message.  No little red exclamation point.   It appears to go thru.  I have a google voice number that his texts go thru to, just not to my Verizon number. So frustrating.

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