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Not receiving texts from US Cellular friends only
lizzznl
Enthusiast

I am not receiving texts from US Cellular subscribers only. I have been told by my nice customer service people at Verizon that it is probably a US Cellular issue. This just isn't sitting well with me. I do seem to be receiving texts from other carriers (Boost, Verizon, AT&T). My iphone 4S is updated as far as I can tell. I've only had a couple of weeks and I have yet to receive any of the messages US cellular people have sent (so it's not like they are delayed, etc. I just do not receive them). I am very frustrated and do not want a different phone. The reason I changed to Verizon FROM US Cellular was for the iphone 4S. Feeling very disappointed and frustrated. Love all the other features of this phone, but as a phone (which is the purpose of the thing) it has been sub standard. Anyone else having problems receiving text messages?

I have tried : turning imessage off. rebooting phone. updating network etc (options 1 & 2). I can send messages to these same people and they receive them. They can call me, but when they send me texts they never reach me.

HELP

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Re: Not receiving texts from US Cellular friends only
Core2
Specialist

Not sure if it will help, or not but maybe try setting up a Vtext nickname.  yourname@vtext.com

It may route differently threw Verizon to your phone so this carrier can get threw.

http://support.verizonwireless.com/clc/devices/knowledge_base.html?id=16247

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Re: Not receiving texts from US Cellular friends only
susan12364
Newbie

I am having the same problem. I just switched to Verizon one week ago. I have a Samsung S III. I was on the phone with support yesterday for an hour and a half. They put a trouble ticket in so hopefully they will fix this! Irritating!!

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Re: Not receiving texts from US Cellular friends only
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Hello to you lizzznl!

I'm thrilled you joined the VZW family and absolutely want to make sure you stay connected to all your loved ones, no matter what carrier they use! Let's make sure we figure this out together.

What type of devices do they have? Are you able to receive their picture messages?

Please try resetting your network settings here: http://bit.ly/UK5G1d  You will need to setup your Wifi connection again. Please retest and let me know if you're able to receive their text!

Thanks!

MelissaM_VZW
Please follow us on Twitter @VZWSupport

Re: Not receiving texts from US Cellular friends only
SirJBMBernard
Newbie

This is most certainly a US Cellular issue. I can receive texts just fine from Verizon and AT&T customers. I have the Motorola Razr M and the US Cellular people have various phones (Motorola Electrify / Samsung GS3 are 2 that come to mind).

This is yet another reason I have just switched to Verizon after being a longtime US Cellular customer (10+ years).

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Re: Not receiving texts from US Cellular friends only
nxtcelcia1
Newbie

I am having the same issue on one of the phones on my account. I moved from us cellular 1 month ago. the second line i had with us cellular i moved Monday. that phone is now unable to receive texts from us cellular customers with 3/4 g phones ones connected to us cellular at 1x are able to send texts to it.I have no issues at all getting texts.... both phones are samsung S4s

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Re: Not receiving texts from US Cellular friends only
Ann154
Super User
Super User

Could the porting of the phone number not be fully complete?

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

Re: Not receiving texts from US Cellular friends only
dragontail281
Newbie

Any fix to this yet? I am having the same problem. I can send texts to anyone, but do not get replies/new texts from US Cellular customers. Picture messages work tho. My girlfriend, on the same account, has no problem. She has an iPhone 4s and I have the new Motorola Ultra. Replies/ new texts from any other carriers work. I recently ported over from US Cellular and was getting texts from them for about 3-4 weeks, then all of a sudden it stopped. Have been thru many (3?) levels of tech with Verizon and have even talked to US Cellular. Really getting frustrated as most of my family and friends have US Cellular. This better get resolved soon.  Sorry for such a long post and hijacking the thread.

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Re: Not receiving texts from US Cellular friends only
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Hello and happy Sunday dragontail281,

We want you to love and enjoy your wireless service with us. Rest assured that we are committed to getting this resolved once and for all. In order to do so may I have you send us a private message with your full name, mobile number, and the account passcode so we can investigate. I'm looking forward to your reply.

Thank you...

ArnettH_VZW
Follow us on Twitter @VZWSupport

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Re: Not receiving texts from US Cellular friends only
dragontail281
Newbie

>>Personal information removed to comply with the Verizon Wireless Terms of Service .  Personal information such as full names and phone numbers should be shared with Verizon reps via Direct Message (How To: Direct Message), not posted on this public forum<<

Message was edited by: Verizon Moderator

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