I have a Thunderbolt and noticed yesterday that if someone sends me a long text I only receive the first page. Texts from Sprint customers will show 1/2 but I never get page 2. T-Mobile and AT&T customers show that it's only a 1 page text but it cuts off mid sentence and I never receive the rest of the text. How can I fix this?
I bought a Thunderbolt months ago and had the same problem of missing parts in multi-part text messages. Everything worked fine if the text was 160 characters or less, but as soon as it was longer and split into two or more parts, BAM! Frustration ensued as the missing parts started screwing with my social life.
I talked to tech support.
I replaced the SIM card and reset the phone.
I replaced the stock SMS application and started using Handcent.
I exchanged my Thunderbolt for a new Thunderbolt on warranty.
THIS PROBLEM PERSISTS.
Come on Verizon, is it really so hard to receive a few bytes of SMS data? It's almost 2012. I can blast megabytes across the globe in seconds... but 175 characters from a girlfriend can't be delivered reliably?
Maybe it is a network problem - maybe it is only AT&T senders that can't get through. But don't tell me it's the other guys' fault and call it a day. If this keeps up, I will be switching back to AT&T. Much better if we can get this solved - either by changing my number or giving me a phone that works... something. I know it can be done - the question, from me and a growing number of others, is simply: how?