Not Receiving SMS Or MMS Messages Only iMessages

  1. ITS ME DAVID

    ITS ME DAVID Evangelist Gold

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    as the title says I have iMessage on and SMS on but can't send or receive regular or mms messages only iMessages go through. I already reset network settings turned on ad off iMessage I even did a hard reset still nothing.
     
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  2. MoneyMaker79

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    I hope this article help you out. The only issues I've had that are related to your problem is when I am not in an area that can send or receive text messages (no service). Unfortunately, it's quite early to see any discussions about issues with the iPhone 5 as far as this goes. Also, Apple does not have help online yet for the iPhone 5 issues.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2755
     
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  4. parmacrafter

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    I had same issue when I first got and activated my phone. After several frustrating hours I found out that my carrier (Sprint) had not properly activated my phone. If you haven't already, you should call your carrier and ask them to re-provision your phone.
     
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  5. ITS ME DAVID

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    Well my other line is a 4s had since launch is having the same problem can't send or receive text or mms since i uodated to ios6 I called att they said there is something holding the messages in there system it shows messages being held up but they don't know why so they put a ticket for technical help and someone should be contacting me by the 27th this sucks but att did give me some discount incentives.
     
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    I also had the same problem and it was solved when I removed the SIM Card from the previous phone. In other words I upgraded the iPhone 5 from the iPhone 4S, as soon as I removed the SIM Card from the 4S the problem went away.
     
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  8. ITS ME DAVID

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    I sold my 4s the sim is sitting in my closet lol
     
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    I only explain how my situation was solve. It may help others.
     
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  10. ITS ME DAVID

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    I appreciate the input but this problem is happening on my other line which has a 4s on ios6 also.
     
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  11. FFAP1234

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    NP, I was very frustrated because of the same situation and magically, after I resorted my iPhone 4S from my last backup and then removed the SIM Card the problem was solved : )
     
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  12. parmacrafter

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    By default IOS 6 Turns on iMessage but turns off SMS and MMS. Have you checked the settings for messages to make sure that all 3 items are turned on?
     
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    Who is your carrier? I had the exact same problem on my 4s and new 5 AFTER receiving and activating my 5. I called ATT, they had me text 151 (i think) as a test. It didn't work. They worked with me on the line for about 15 minutes and then did something on their end and everything started working.
    Tom
     
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  15. ITS ME DAVID

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    yes I texted that number but it goes through to att but anyone else it doesn't they tried everything and right now I got off with Apple and he said he's received calls and at the moment there isn't a fix but he sent a note to the engineers.
     
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  16. FuelieNova

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    Man sorry to hear that.
     
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  17. ITS ME DAVID

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    Well att figured it out it seems that when I called last week about having no lte on Friday what a att rep told me lte was in my area they offered me a $20 discount on my messaging plan so I accepted but the att rep put it for sept 27 when he did that I guess it removed messaging then was gonna auto add on sept 27 so basically even when it shows I has messaging it wasn't enabled.
     
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    I'm in the same exact boat David. So did the messages finally come through?
     
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  19. ITS ME DAVID

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    yes it was a mess up on att side
     
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    100% fix:
    it takes a little iPhone know how, but works 100%. When the phone comes from one carrier to another the c0m Apple mms_override.plist file isn't changed when restored from backup, even if you reset the network settings, so what you need to do is edit this file.
    in iTunes make a backup of your phone
    Download ibackupbot to edit your back up
    find the file com Apple mms_override.plist
    edit this file to look like this:
    (it won't let me put in the first two lines of code because there is a web link in them, so leave the first two lines that are in the file)

    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
    <key>MMS</key>
    <dict/>
    </dict>
    </plist>

    click the little disk icon to save your changes, and then quit ibackupbot
    open iTunes, and restore from your backup
    TA FREAKIN DA!
     
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    I downloaded ibackupbot. When I tried to edit that file, the software said I have to purchase a full version of ibackupbot, which costs $35. Help me out here...
     
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