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    I'm almost at 2 weeks going from an iPhone 4 to the S3. I've been having random text message problems. I've had this in place of a text message 6 times in the almost 2 weeks I've had the S3. I never had any problems in 4 years with the iPhone. The text from this screen shot finally came through the next morning. The rest have not and trying to download it does nothing.

    I'm going back to the AT&T store tomorrow and swap out the phone for another. What do you guys think?

    Text Message Problem-screenshot_2012-10-08-16-13-07.png
    Galaxy S3
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    Next time this happens turn off wifi and hit download.

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    The top message in this screen shot is the one that finally came through the next morning. Then I was testing Go SMS Pro and got back another text that didn't come through. I am getting the text error with both the standard message app as well as Go SMS Pro.

    Text Message Problem-screenshot_2012-10-09-18-25-19.png
    Galaxy S3
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickLippert View Post
    Next time this happens turn off wifi and hit download.

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    That worked, thanks.

    Is this a normal occurrence?
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    It is usually just an issue with MMS messaging. It has to do with AT&T only allowing MMS to be sent or received over mobile data. The S3 turns off mobile data when it connects to a wifi signal, so that means you have to disable it to get the message to download or send.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickLippert View Post
    It is usually just an issue with MMS messaging. It has to do with AT&T only allowing MMS to be sent or received over mobile data. The S3 turns off mobile data when it connects to a wifi signal, so that means you have to disable it to get the message to download or send.
    Thanks again.

    What's even weirder now is that this past weekend I was down at my folks. I transfered both mom & dad to my account so they would get texting & data for dad. Dad got a S3 the same time I did. They're both set up the same (power saving, Juice Defender, etc...). A text message came in and dad got it but I got the download message. Both phones were on his wifi.

    I still really like the phone though.
    Last edited by carlt828; 10-10-2012 at 06:41 AM.
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    My 4S always had un downloaded text stuff (images etc) sitting hiding in the text stream and I'd never see them until I turned on my data (3G). Then all the sudden when I open the text app, I'd see all kinds of new messages pop up, I rarely used the 3G so that's what caused the issue. Same thing is going on with the S III.
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    Im not to sure about your reply. Ive been with att for several years and am usually connected to wifi half of the time and I have never had that issue/notice while on wifi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myteemike870 View Post
    Im not to sure about your reply. Ive been with att for several years and am usually connected to wifi half of the time and I have never had that issue/notice while on wifi.
    Well AT&T does use mobile data to send MMS, and even though Wifi is on, Mobile data is activated to send the MMS...Im not sure why WiFi affects it and I think it needs to be fixed by AT&T
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    I've got a problem....whenever i receive a message all i see is "[] [] [][][][] [][] []?"
    I can't see the actual text message but just these boxes....plz help
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    All MMS uses Mobile Data (does not matter who the Provider is) not Wi-Fi. I have Wi-Fi running 70% of the time and have no problem with MMS coming over Data. Now if you are in a weak 3G/4G area the MMS can be delayed.
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    This is my only complaint with this phone. I also came from iphone and never had a problem with delayed or failed text messages. I live in a rural area with lil to no data service so I have to mostly rely on wifi.

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