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Can not send or receive texts from a few short-code contacts??
123LEE
Member

I switched from Verizon prepaid to a brand new phone and Verizon post paid. 

Kept same number

I was receiving mobile coupons (text messages) from Target (827-438), Staples (555-444), and the like.  They all use short code.

Now, I am unable to send or receive texts from them.

Here's what I've tried:

  • Went to Verizon store to confirm SMS is active.  They looked at my phone.
  • Cleared cache and cookies
  • Restarted phone
  • Texted companies to sign up for mobile coupons again. (they never respond, not getting my texts).
  • Confirmed my old number transfered to my new phone.

I could use some help in figuring out how to fix


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Re: Can not send or receive texts from a few short-code contacts??
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

I want you to be able to take advantage of all your coupons 123LEE. If you log into your My Verizon and select features do you have a block on premium messaging?
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Re: Can not send or receive texts from a few short-code contacts??
123LEE
Member

I figured out the issue by doing a Google search.

It seems it the phone that creates the issue... The Samsung Galaxy S6.

I fixed it by creating a contact for the short code.

For example, Target mobile coupons uses short code 827-438 (TARGET) so I created a contact called “Target mobile coupons” and added the short code on the contacts page. Then it worked.

I did this with the others as well...Staples mobile coupons, Belk mobile coupons.

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

123LEE, thanks for letting us know that this has been corrected and this is very good information. I appreciate you sharing this with us. Please let us know if you need help with anything else.



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