Phone does not "ding ding" when a text arrives!

Europa

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#9
Do a hard reset (press the home and power buttons at the same time and let go when you see the Apple logo) and test it with another ringtone.
 

Europa

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#11
To the OP (Original Poster)

You can test/text yourself rather than waiting for a new text to appear (and not sound an alert). Just use the email technique discussed in this link that is appropriate for your carrier.

http://20somethingfinance.com/how-to-send-text-messages-sms-via-email-for-free/

Hope that helps.
It's faster to just text yourself. You just have to hurry and close the app before it delivers if you want to hear the text sound and get the banner and the badge.