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Old February 24th, 2010, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I went to txt someone today, and for what ever reason, the message failed to send, and I received the "Message not sent" notification. I tried again, and the message was sent. Now every time I send, or receive a message that notification pops up. "Message not sent - Select to review the message and try again" and when I open the error message, it triggers another to appear. "Undelivered message - Unable to Deliver this message" even though all the txts have been confirmed to go through. This is driving me crazy, any one have any thoughts? It even gives me the message when I open an old txt that I have already read.

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I had same problem using handcent twice before. Had to uninstall and reload it to fix the problem. The last version I installed has advertisements in it
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I use the stock messaging system. The phone is unrooted and has nothing added to the sms system. I power cycled it, and pulled the battery, and it is still doing it... I want to avoid wiping the phone.
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I have been getting the same notification.
even though everything seems to be working fine.

AND I just installed the 2.1 update. but the "message not sent"
still shows up.

Has anyone found a fix yet?
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I had that problem a while ago. I deleted the sms thread for that person, and it started working fine for me again.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 03:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This doesn't seem to be attached to any thread.
Non the less. I have already tried deleting all my threads

still comes right back!
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Old May 20th, 2010, 02:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I am having this error too! I have deleted all threads, powered off the phone, and it comes right back. Driving me crazy!
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I recently started having this issue as well. Can't seem to find a solution anywhere. I've done everything everyone else has done here to try to fix the problem, but no luck. It started happening shortly after I had initially texted someone and it DID fail to send the message, and I discarded the message because it wasn't important. Now every time I open an existing thread or try to start a new one, the "Message not sent" notification pops up. If I "Select it to review it and try again" and I'm in an existing thread, it will change the 'To' field in that thread to be empty, though all messages sent and received in the thread will still exist (this does not delete or change the existing thread in any way, it just clears out who messages are being sent to in the thread). If I "Select it to review it and try again" and I'm not in any thread, it will bring up a blank thread as if you'd selected to compose a new message. In both occurrences, it will give the "Undelivered message. Unable to send this message." warning, and then put the "Message not sent" notification back up in the Notifications panel. If you keep selecting it, it will keep putting the notification back in the menu. If you clear all notifications, it will reappear anytime a thread is opened (really annoying when you are just receiving and checking a text). All texting operations (sending and receiving) seem to be working just fine. You CAN prevent it by going into your message settings and unchecking the “Display message notifications in status bar,” but then you also don’t get the useful notifications when you receive new texts…
Any help on a solution would be greatly appreciated. I’d rather not have to completely reboot my phone. Thanks.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 09:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Not saying that this is the problem you're having, and not trying to be too simplistic, but when I got the "Message not sent" notification it was because I had a crappy cell connection. I walked about 50 yards from where I was, tried it again, and it went through immediately.
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Yeah, it's a weird error. There is no issue with reception, as it continues to happen even when I'm not even trying to send or receive anything. Just simply going into a thread or selecting the error notification is enough to cause it to reoccur. I'm just as confused about it as anyone else.
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So, has anyone had any luck solving this? I've been looking and cannot find anything...
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Old June 30th, 2010, 08:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think it is just problems with mms messages and when you lose 3g. Happens to me a bit cause I travel alot. Just press on the notification and it will let u resend. Hope this helps.

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I do not think it has anything to do with the loss of 3G...I've cut and pasted what is happening from earlier posts in this thread for "ease" of reading...

"Message not sent - Select to review the message and try again" and when I open the error message, it triggers another to appear. "Undelivered message - Unable to Deliver this message" even though all the txts have been confirmed to go through. It started happening shortly after I had initially texted someone and it DID fail to send the message, and I discarded the message because it wasn't important. Now every time I open an existing thread or try to start a new one, the "Message not sent" notification pops up. If I "Select it to review it and try again" and I'm in an existing thread, it will change the 'To' field in that thread to be empty, though all messages sent and received in the thread will still exist (this does not delete or change the existing thread in any way, it just clears out who messages are being sent to in the thread). If I "Select it to review it and try again" and I'm not in any thread, it will bring up a blank thread as if you'd selected to compose a new message. In both occurrences, it will give the "Undelivered message. Unable to send this message." warning, and then put the "Message not sent" notification back up in the Notifications panel. If you keep selecting it, it will keep putting the notification back in the menu. If you clear all notifications, it will reappear anytime a thread is opened (really annoying when you are just receiving and checking a text).
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I've had this happen to me a few times. The only way around it that worked for me, was not resending the unsent message, but just sending a new one.
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@jmims I think we are talking about different things.

"Message not sent - Select to review the message and try again" and when I open the error message, it triggers another to appear. "Undelivered message - Unable to Deliver this message" even though all the txts have been confirmed to go through.

Even when clearing the notifications, once I open the messaging app (standard droid app) I will get the above message with a blank non-deletable empty message. This is also accompanied with an explanation mark up at the top left of the screen.
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This seems to happen to me when I try to send a text/mms while one is being received..
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But does your issue go away? I always have this issue. I cannot get rid of it. I can clear the notification bar. But once I get a text or want to send a text it comes back.
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I've been reading these forums for a long time now, and only just joined because I'm having this texting problem. It randomly will refuse to send text messages, never to any particular person, at any particular time, with full 3G reception. Additionally, I use the standard SMS app. Deleting the threads doesn't help, and no matter how many times I resend the message, I always get the same error.

The only thing that actually corrects the problem is shutting off the phone, restarting, and trying to send again. That works every time, but for whatever reason the problem always seems to come back.
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I am also facing this same error now and rebooting the phone does not help.

Does anyone have any solutions for it?
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@jmims I think we are talking about different things.

"Message not sent - Select to review the message and try again" and when I open the error message, it triggers another to appear. "Undelivered message - Unable to Deliver this message" even though all the txts have been confirmed to go through.

Even when clearing the notifications, once I open the messaging app (standard droid app) I will get the above message with a blank non-deletable empty message. This is also accompanied with an explanation mark up at the top left of the screen.
This is my problem also on a stock Captivate with the stock messaging app. A notification any time I send or receive a message which takes me to an empty, "unsent" message. Any solutions developed in the last month? I apologize for resurrecting an old thread, but I did search.
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I use the stock messaging system. The phone is unrooted and has nothing added to the sms system. I power cycled it, and pulled the battery, and it is still doing it... I want to avoid wiping the phone.

Don't. I did, and it doesn't help at all. Wasn't worth starting from scratch. I don't have any other advice about fixing the problem. I still have the same problem.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 05:51 PM   #22 (permalink)
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yeah ive had the problem...too as everyone else... I think its probally just the 3g.. eventually the message does go through after a little bit... only onther thank i can suggest and i did this, dial *228 on the phone hit send and then go with option 2 and this will update your phone to the cell towers.. i do that every month now and i have not had the problem since.
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This error occurs if you send a message to a telephone number that doesn't support SMS, e.g. if you try to send a message to a landline telephone number.
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I started having the same problem a few days ago. I called T-mobile and they said it was because I had an old SIM card. I went to T-mobile and got a new SIM card (no I didn't have to pay for it). Turned the phone on... still there. So they did a master reboot... that worked... until tonight when it started doing it again.

So basically changing SIM cards and Master Reboots don't work either!
So don't waste your time and the hassle of having to re-customize your phone!

I am going to call T-mobile in the morning and see if they have any other ideas...
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Instead of restarting the phone, try going into airplane mode and back.
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I have the same problem with one of my contacts. It refuses to send a text to his contact. If I manually add the number straight in to the To: box then it DOES send the text.

If I delete the SMS thread it doesn't send the text message.

If I delete the contact and recreate it it doesn't send the text message.

If I add his number to a known working contact, eg the girlfriend, then I can send a text successfully by selecting my girlfriend's contact (mobile num 2).

It's not a solution, but is a workaround for now.
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Found a solution for my problem.

Deleted the problem contact.
Synced contacts with google.
Created new contact, with contact name as the mobile number then added the number.
Sent text to contact 077668etc. To make sure it worked.
Rename contact and give it a proper name.
Delete old text thread.
Send new text to renamed contact.
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I found this on Motorola Forums and it worked for me without deleting any contacts.
Good Luck!

"The real problem appears to be that the default "Text Messaging" app does not show you a failed message queue, but will continually try to resend them. The good news is that Handcent shows you this queue and allows you to delete these messages. You do not need to continue to use Handcent, just use it to delete undelivered messages. Make sure to turn off Handcent's notifications if you plan to keep it installed as a deletion utility.
Solution:
1. Install Handcent SMS from Android Marketplace
2. Launch Handcent SMS
3. Press Menu Button >> More + >> Undelivered messages
4. Here you can delete undelivered conversations and end your "messages not sent" woes!"
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BRILLIANT! This constant erroneous error notification was driving me nuts. Thanks for a swift and complete solution.
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Have you face "Unable To Send Text Until Service Is Available"? I just sent sms out after a few days try and error and search a lot of forum to find out the solution, but no one can directly solve the problem. I also not sure what I did untill can send out. Anyway hope these can help u:
1) My signal is good. I can send sms out (I test with sms to myself) by stock messaging but cannot with Handcent. Both can receive sms.
2) I reg with Handcent, and update, still cannot send.
3) I open WiFi, still cannot send.
2) I disable stock messaging notification and enable Handcent notification, still cannot send.
3) I install GO SMS and chompSMS, also face same problem.
3) I uninstall all sms apps (included GO SMS, chompSMS) and install back Handcent only, still cannot send.
4) I delete all sms (after backup to gmail) since i get this solution from other forum, still cannot send.
5) I restart my phone, still cannot send.
6) I off Wifi and open Data Connection, suddenly can send.
7) I off data connection again, still can send.
8) I on Wifi back with data off & on, still can send.
9) I suspect Data Connection, but curious why i off data connection and wifi again, still can send. Normal sms should be send out with signal good, but why i need to on and off to play around then only can send???
10) I install back GO SMS, chompSMS. Now all can send.
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Signed up to share my solution that I've found.

I manage to narrow down the problem to the number itself you're trying to text.

My experience:
I have a contact. His name is Thomas. Under his contact information, there is a google contacts entry with a number, lets say its 555-555-5555. There is also a facebook entry for Thomas, and the number is listed as +1-555-555-5555. When I go into my messaging app, I start a new thread, and begin typing T-O-M (short for thomas). It pulls the number from my contacts because Thomas's name on Facebook is actually Tom, not Thomas. The text message then fails when I try to send it. I deleted the thread, and started a new one, the recipient of the text now being T-H-O-M and so on. It choose the number without the country code (+1) as a prefix, and the text goes through.

TL;DR - Make sure the recipient's number doesn't have +1 in front of it. Facebook contacts that have the +1 in front of their number are causing the text message delivery to fail.

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I went to txt someone today, and for what ever reason, the message failed to send, and I received the "Message not sent" notification. I tried again, and the message was sent. Now every time I send, or receive a message that notification pops up. "Message not sent - Select to review the message and try again" and when I open the error message, it triggers another to appear. "Undelivered message - Unable to Deliver this message" even though all the txts have been confirmed to go through. This is driving me crazy, any one have any thoughts? It even gives me the message when I open an old txt that I have already read.
If you find a fix please let me know.....I have tried everything I know of and the error is very annoying. Thanks
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I just spent an hour on the net researching the "Message not sent" problem. Even though the problem is not new at all (a year or more old), the only solution seems to be to reset the phone to factory default. This is an extremely severe operation and requires hours to restore the phone and apps configuration. I can not understand why people do not object to this vehemently. This is one of two problems (the other being music players automatically going on pause and losing the place in the music) that I am sure developers have know about for a long time. Users should be compensated for this lack of adequate functionality. Phone purchases are made in good faith with the assumption that basic features (and texting sure is a basic feature) work properly. If I were a lawyer I would look into a class action suit regarding these issues. It would seem to me that Google and/or Motorola (I think the problem may be in Android itself) would save money by fixing the problems in lieu of dealing with a lawsuit.

Let's see if this post is deleted by some "well meaning" moderator. That "solution" would be expected after the abuse we users have suffered.
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Syncing Facebook to the phone can't be the problem because I never did that. However, I did have the Facebook App installed. I am now in the second week of testing configurations so if I ever figure it out I will post here.
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Ended up having two error messages for unsent texts that wouldn't go away. Tried the Handcent SMS app as mentioned above and deleted them from the "undelivered" window. Worked perfect!!
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Ok, I just had this problem. I tried inserting my sim card into another phone and it was stil not working. So for me it was clearly not a phone problem but a sim/network problem.(i have a samsung galaxy s with android 2.2) I somehow managed to reset all my sms sending settings, so as soon as I redone this the problem was solved. in message settings go to sending profile and use the folowing(i did this in a different phone and then put back the sim in mine):
sending profile - provider name
message sent as -text
validity- maximum time
and(very important) - message centre number - look this up on the internet for your providers number

Hope this helps! It solved the problem for me.
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My phone will do the same thing kinda it only happend when I test a certain friend of mine she will recieve my msg like 4 times an when she replys to me my texting quits working every msgs fails until I pulled the battery I changed my msgsing app an did a master reset still has same problem but only with this one person ive never had this issue with anyone else way strange ugh
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My issue is that I downloaded Handcent to use instead of the factory sms (I have an LG Optimus 2.2 Droid phone) it works fine except for one thing. Some sms messages will go through to a person, but every now and then when I send an sns message that is less than 160 characters to that same person it will give me the "Message not sent" error messsage and the message will not be sent and no matter how many times I try to send it, it will not go through. HELP! I don't want to get rid of Handcent but if this continues I will! Does anyone have any suggestions? I've been looking and looking and I haven't seen anything that can help yet.
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I have found that with GO SMS my problem was fixed by being certain there was no 1 before the area code...ie 000-000-0000. Anyone who had a one preceding the area code failed
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Old October 25th, 2011, 04:46 PM   #41 (permalink)
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metcalf...thank you, thank you, thank you. These errors were driving me crazy and nothing I did fixed it. I used your solution and had it fixed in minutes. By the way, the messages that were trying to be sent had no contact names and so I could never fix it by deleting a contact. This was an easy way to fix it. THANK YOU!!!
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Default what's with this message not sent mess?

just got the phone not too long ago.. was texting like a champ and suddenly, my people are telling me my messages are coming in multiple times. if i get the red triangle and 'message not sent' alert, my natural response is to resend it...and sometimes, i get the alert again. so right now, all i can do is check the status of the outgoing to see if it's sent and be done with it. but i haven't done anything new or different to the phone for this to start happening (like download apps, etc).. i'm open for suggestions
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Old December 18th, 2011, 02:17 PM   #43 (permalink)
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it is driving me crazy also, and i just got it Friday, and i am having the same problem and i am trying to find out how to send it
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Old December 19th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Unhappy I am geting error Messege not sent!

Hello Guys!

I am using M110S upgraded to Gingerbread 2.3.6
with Nakyup_M110S_GB_VK22_G4.0_Turbo-rel
and Nakyup_M110S_GB_VK22_G4.0_Kernel_origRGB-rel


Since two days i am getting this freaking error messege not sent and i am unable to find the cause and it's fix don't know what the hell is wrong with my phone.

I can send and recive messege in stock sms app but i can't send sms through Handcent or Go SmS pro. I was able to send and receive sms till day before yersterday. i was srewcing some setings in sending option i guess and since then it says messege not sent error.

I have reset my phone the error is still there i have format sd and reset my phone still when i install app i get same error. I flash my phone with Nakyup_M110S_GB_VK22_G4.0_Turbo-rel and install kernal Nakyup_M110S_GB_VK22_G4.0_Kernel_origRGB-rel still when i install any sms app it gives me error when i send sms. I have also tryed SMSC number and enter it manually and tryied go sms pro still no luck.

This problem made furios like hell and i was willing to through the phone on wall don't know what the hell is wrong with my phone.

Anyidea what can be done to my phone which fix the problem. One thing i figured it out that its not a problem of SIM or phone it has to do some thing with third party app sending option. because i can still recieve sms in any app i use but i can't send.

Please if any one have solution for this peace of crap let me know dieing to fix the problem.(Please help or i'll commit suicide lolx)

Thanks in adnvace
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Old December 30th, 2011, 03:52 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Hello Guys!

I am using M110S upgraded to Gingerbread 2.3.6
with Nakyup_M110S_GB_VK22_G4.0_Turbo-rel
and Nakyup_M110S_GB_VK22_G4.0_Kernel_origRGB-rel


Since two days i am getting this freaking error messege not sent and i am unable to find the cause and it's fix don't know what the hell is wrong with my phone.

I can send and recive messege in stock sms app but i can't send sms through Handcent or Go SmS pro. I was able to send and receive sms till day before yersterday. i was srewcing some setings in sending option i guess and since then it says messege not sent error.

I have reset my phone the error is still there i have format sd and reset my phone still when i install app i get same error. I flash my phone with Nakyup_M110S_GB_VK22_G4.0_Turbo-rel and install kernal Nakyup_M110S_GB_VK22_G4.0_Kernel_origRGB-rel still when i install any sms app it gives me error when i send sms. I have also tryed SMSC number and enter it manually and tryied go sms pro still no luck.

This problem made furios like hell and i was willing to through the phone on wall don't know what the hell is wrong with my phone.

Anyidea what can be done to my phone which fix the problem. One thing i figured it out that its not a problem of SIM or phone it has to do some thing with third party app sending option. because i can still recieve sms in any app i use but i can't send.

Please if any one have solution for this peace of crap let me know dieing to fix the problem.(Please help or i'll commit suicide lolx)

Thanks in adnvace
My dad's phone was having this problem where he couldn't send but he could receive. I figured out a workaround. Download GoSMS Pro from the market. Open GoSMS then hit menu>settings, the select the "Advanced" Tab on top. Then go into "Send Settings" and scroll down and check "Enable customized SMSC". Now DON'T back out of that menu yet.

I'm new here so I can't post links. Do a google search for "at&t smsc number" and click on the second link that says "Answer Center - AT&T"


Find an SMSC number in your region and plug that(including the + symbol) into the "Customized SMSC number" in GoSMS.

This worked for me, but you may have a different experience. Just thought I would pass this information around since I didn't find this solution in my search for an answer.
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Thanks feetus that service center worked for me , i did it on the messaging settings and I changed the sercice number to+13123149810, I have an at&t prepaid cell droid incredible 2
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hey all i have got a problem. My phone Lg optimus p970 appears to have trouble with sending texts at times.A red triangle comes up and it says ''message failed' or something like that,well basicly reetting the phone doesnt help and neither does having the app called Handcent or whatever, any help? i cant bare this problem,thanks maya
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Hi everyone


I have an LG optimus and today after attempting to send any messages i repeatedly got the "message not sent" and "error -1"

This is how I solved it, it's fast, and you don't have to download anything

1. go to "Settings" on your phone
2. select heading "Wireless & network settings"
3. select the last heading on the list "Mobile networks"
4. then the last heading on the list "Network operators"
5. you then have 2 options... "Search networks" and "Select automatically"...
6. select "Search networks"... a list will then load of various networks available.. choose one you are NOT with, it doesn't matter which. (ie. i'm with optus so I selected Vodaphone)
7. the phone will then attempt to connect to this network, (which it won't be able to do...so you will get an error alert). This now means you aren't connected to any network.
8. you can now either manually select your network, ("search networks') or just "Select automatically"

...you should now be reconnected to your mobile network, and your messages should send without hassle it's worked every time for me

Hope this helps someone...
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Turn off background date under accounts and sync in the settings.

Worked for me.
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I found this on Motorola Forums and it worked for me without deleting any contacts.
Good Luck!

"The real problem appears to be that the default "Text Messaging" app does not show you a failed message queue, but will continually try to resend them. The good news is that Handcent shows you this queue and allows you to delete these messages. You do not need to continue to use Handcent, just use it to delete undelivered messages. Make sure to turn off Handcent's notifications if you plan to keep it installed as a deletion utility.
Solution:
1. Install Handcent SMS from Android Marketplace
2. Launch Handcent SMS
3. Press Menu Button >> More + >> Undelivered messages
4. Here you can delete undelivered conversations and end your "messages not sent" woes!"
Great Man Thnx problem resolved
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