1. dayolddonuts's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I have a very odd problem with my phone. I can send and receive texts fine from all people except for one of my friends. I can receive texts with just pictures, and texts with pictures and words, but I can't receive texts that just have words. They show on his phone as being successfully sent. I had him try with my wife, and my son. Neither of them get his texts either. He has a Samsung Galaxy S9, and my wife, son and I have Samsung A8 (newer one). None of us have my friend blocked. It's not going to spam. All phones are up to date with latest release.

    Anybody have any ideas? Thanks in advance!!

    Steve
    03-23-2020 04:20 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    If all settings, and nothing spam or blocked maybe talk to your carrier about it .
    pizza_pablo likes this.
    03-23-2020 04:58 PM
  3. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Like Mustang said, maybe he's blocked on your carrier's end, for some reason.
    You might be able to see it, if you log in to your carrier's web site.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    03-23-2020 07:22 PM
  4. dayolddonuts's Avatar
    ok thanks, I'll try giving them a call and see what they can do
    pizza_pablo likes this.
    03-24-2020 10:21 AM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    ok thanks, I'll try giving them a call and see what they can do
    Cool...let us know !
    03-24-2020 10:26 AM
  6. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! This has happened to me from time to time - and sometimes, I'd have a mixed bag: texts would send copies of themselves to select contacts or they'd get my texts a few hours later.

    Are you using the stock SMS app that comes with your phone? In my case, I was using Textra and after contacting the app developers, they sent me through a series of steps that solved the issue.

    Keep us posted!
    03-24-2020 10:49 AM
  7. dayolddonuts's Avatar
    Hi Morty2264,

    Yes I am using the stock SMS app. Maybe I will try another one and see if that makes any difference.

    Thanks
    Morty2264 likes this.
    03-24-2020 06:53 PM
  8. Morty2264's Avatar
    Hi Morty2264,

    Yes I am using the stock SMS app. Maybe I will try another one and see if that makes any difference.

    Thanks
    Yes, perhaps try using Textra or another third party messaging app and see if anything changes. Or, even see if this situation persists when you boot your phone into Safe Mode.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-24-2020 10:45 PM
  9. Ceanadach's Avatar
    This has worked for me in the past: delete the full message tread with that person and then try to send-receive again.
    Morty2264 and pizza_pablo like this.
    03-27-2020 06:26 PM
  10. Morty2264's Avatar
    This has worked for me in the past: delete the full message tread with that person and then try to send-receive again.
    That's a good suggestion!
    03-28-2020 08:58 AM
  11. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    ok thanks, I'll try giving them a call and see what they can do
    Any update to share?
    04-02-2020 09:32 AM

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