Cant send text, get 'Code 0: Bad phone number'
Just started getting this error while trying to send a text. I've tried pulling battery/restarting, doesn't help. I recetly installed appbrain app and it did some updates to 'talkback', 'google streetview', and amazon mp3. I uninstalled these updates and still get this error. I can receive texts fine. Has anyone seen this, do I need to call Sprint?
- 09-12-2010, 12:31 AM #2
- 09-12-2010, 08:50 AM #3
- 09-19-2010, 05:14 PM #5
Got similar message a few days ago, started when I tried to send an invite via text for TiKL, I took it in for service, guy at the store/my best friend, tried everything, ultimately had to reset the phone.
I just tried today to send that invite again via text, error message comes back. Just updated the PRL and rebooted the phone looks like its gone again. I think it might be related to the app but I can't be sure yet.
- 09-19-2010, 05:56 PM #6
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I've also had this happen several times a few days ago. What I did was deleted the "text message thread" -- or the back and forth conversation I'd been having with the person. Then I went back to my contacts list and started a NEW text message for them (starting over essentially).
For whatever reason this seemed to create a "good" phone number...
*FYI* I also didn't think about this as being a LARGER issue--I thought it was probably due to the CRAPPY service I have at my house. This is what led me to try several things, including what I just mentioned.
- 09-19-2010, 05:59 PM #7
- 09-26-2010, 10:27 PM #8
- 09-27-2010, 10:16 AM #9
- 10-09-2010, 02:01 PM #10
- 10-10-2010, 11:22 AM #12
Everyone here needs to go to
about phone>system updates> update profile
All the PRL does is update your Preferred Roaming List, in other words, it finds towers that the phone might not have known were there, and it selects the towers to connect to next time you are in that area, as it puts them in a preferred list.
Updating your profile is what really changes things. It basically re-activates your device on the network. I'm not 100% sure if updating your profile will work, but give it a try. It usually solves every network issue I ever have.
- 10-11-2010, 12:52 PM #13
- 02-06-2011, 05:33 PM #14
I had the Code 0: Bad phone number when using google voice search when I would send text to ... I would try and text my wife with voice commands and I would get this error, but I could send a text manually with no problem. I had the word "[wife]" in her contact in case of an emergency someone could call my wife. I took out the [wife] part and it stopped giving me the bad phone number error.