Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S4

New Forums: Nexus 6 | Nexus Player | Nexus 9
Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By Szadzik
  • 1 Post By lotus49
  • 1 Post By ironass

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old June 14th, 2013, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default sending text messages sending/failed??

i did a search for this and didnt find anything...

i have the galaxy s4 and just a little while ago, started getting "failed" messages on my texts. i'll type a text, hit send and then the little circle just turns and turns until eventually it will say failed.

please help...

thanks.

Advertisements
lilpickle is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 14th, 2013, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Port Richey, FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 195
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 12
Thanked 23 Times in 19 Posts
Default

What carrier? A factory reset might fix that, but if you havent tried it already pull the battery out for a few mins, put it back, let it reboot, then see if things work.
sincarafan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2013, 10:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Szadzik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,413
 
Device(s): Galaxy S4 Galaxy Note 10.1 Nexus 7 2013 LTE
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 209
Thanked 729 Times in 616 Posts
Default

Messaging>Settings>SMSC number - does it show anything in there or is it empty?
lotus49 likes this.
__________________
OT MaxDB, CD1, CD5, J5, GD96, ME45, T68i, X6, CX65, A925, E398, MPx200, X6-2, OT715, D600E, W810, M600i, BB8100, W880, N95-2, P1i, Ignito, W880, X1, MS1, MS2, TP851, XT910, GTab 10.1, SGS3, SGS4, SGNote 10.1, Nexus 7 II
Szadzik is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2013, 12:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 47
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilpickle View Post
i did a search for this and didnt find anything...

i have the galaxy s4 and just a little while ago, started getting "failed" messages on my texts. i'll type a text, hit send and then the little circle just turns and turns until eventually it will say failed.

please help...

thanks.
Search through my last thread. I'm having the same problem and it started last Friday out of no where. I tried taking the battery out with no luck. I also get the same thing when I call out and I haven't been receiving 80% of my incoming calls. I have Sprint and I know for sure its the S4 and not the carrier.
RoadRunnerSS is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2013, 07:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 23
 
Device(s): Samsung galaxy S4 sprint.
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I believe this is caused by sprint working on their towers. I had someone from sprint tell me that. I guess they are working on the 4g stuff.
Capt.De57 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2013, 08:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 69
 
Device(s): Current - Samsung Galaxy s4 Retired - HTC thunderbolt
Carrier: Verizon wireless

Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

I used to have a problem on my old T-Bolt it would not sent picture messages. then i tried Go sms pro and it seemed to fix the problem. you could try to another texting app if it works then your know its the default texting app.
clapper66 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2013, 03:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 47
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt.De57 View Post
I believe this is caused by sprint working on their towers. I had someone from sprint tell me that. I guess they are working on the 4g stuff.
No, because me and my girlfriend have Sprint. I have the S4 and she has a iPhone 5. Her phone doesn't have the problems my phone is having.
RoadRunnerSS is offline  
Last edited by RoadRunnerSS; June 16th, 2013 at 03:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2013, 03:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
=Luceat Lux Vestra=
 
Frisco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Tab 7" 2
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 7,156
Thanked 9,265 Times in 5,119 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilpickle View Post
i did a search for this and didnt find anything...

i have the galaxy s4 and just a little while ago, started getting "failed" messages on my texts. i'll type a text, hit send and then the little circle just turns and turns until eventually it will say failed.

please help...

thanks.
There's a remedy for dropped calls and a few other data/communication glitches, including sms failures, that seems to be working well: if the user has access to the SIM card, shut down, pull the battery, SIM card and sd card, wait a full minute or more, then put it all back together and power up.

See how that works for you.
__________________



Frisco is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2013, 03:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 47
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frisco View Post
There's a remedy for dropped calls and a few other data/communication glitches, including sms failures, that seems to be working well: if the user has access to the SIM card, shut down, pull the battery, SIM card and sd card, wait a full minute or more, then put it all back together and power up.

See how that works for you.
Just tried this... Seems to be working so far.
RoadRunnerSS is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2013, 12:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
shmn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: WA State
Posts: 487
 
Device(s): Sprint HTC EVO 4G, Sprint Galaxy S4
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 138
Thanked 135 Times in 98 Posts
Default

If you have AdBlock installed, try removing it. I could not send MMS until I removed it.

Also, with Sprint, calling them and having them re-provisioning the phone will fix problems.
shmn is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to shmn For This Useful Post:
lterry913 (August 25th, 2013)
sponsored links
Old June 17th, 2013, 05:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 23
 
Device(s): Samsung galaxy S4 sprint.
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default Text message failed / connection stopped.

My family has 4 Samsung Galaxy S4s and we all have had this issue happen to us. We have only had the phones for about 2 weeks. I figured out when this happens turn the wifi off and everything works fine. I know someone that has the Galaxy 3 and it does the same thing and if she turns the wifi off on her phone things start working again.
Capt.De57 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2013, 08:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 152
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 33
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Default

I have this problem as well. I'm on Verizon. I thought it was because I live in a 3G Verizon Extended Network area, and the signal is poor here. I found out by chance though that when the phone appears to be sending an MMS, if I restarted the phone while it was sending, as soon as the phone came back online, the MMS was delivered quickly. It doesn't work for receiving an MMS. So I knew it wasn't my signal. It's my phone. I'm trying the trick above.
Benrx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 1st, 2013, 11:54 AM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 211
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilpickle View Post
i did a search for this and didnt find anything...

i have the galaxy s4 and just a little while ago, started getting "failed" messages on my texts. i'll type a text, hit send and then the little circle just turns and turns until eventually it will say failed.

please help...

thanks.
Happens to me too, I am using Verizon.
wallstreet123456 is offline  
Last edited by wallstreet123456; July 1st, 2013 at 11:59 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old July 1st, 2013, 12:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 152
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 33
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Default

I called Verizon yesterday. They say they have reports and Samsung knows about it. It is a software issue. She said some people have it and some do not. She said there is an update coming but doesn't know what will be on it. Seems I have seen an update information page somewhere, and this was not one of the issues on the list.

Anyway, I have new phone on the way. Hopefully this one won't have it. I'm pretty happy with the phone overall.
Benrx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 2nd, 2013, 09:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 152
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 33
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Default

I received my new phone today. I immediately took a couple pictures and texted them to friends. They went right away with no problems. It is few hours later now, all my apps have downloaded, and strangely once again I cannot send a text picture/MMS again.

Hmmmmm...

I use Handcent SMS. Just on a guess I uninstalled it and tried to send a picture. It went. Also a couple pictures sent to me earlier have now downloaded. I'm still testing. I still have my old phone. Going to uninstall Handcent from it and see what happens. Ugh.. I love Handcent. I hope it is not the problem.

Anyone else here having the problem also use Handcent SMS? What about other SMS apps?
Benrx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 2nd, 2013, 09:55 PM   #16 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 152
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 33
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Default

OK wrapping this up for me

I put the battery, SIM card, and sd card back in my old phone, uninstalled Handcent SMS, and got a friend to trade some MMS/text pictures with me. All of them sent and downloaded just fine.

I sent Handcent an email. I called Verizon to report it so maybe if other people had trouble and called, they might get some help, but of course I could not get past the initial person that always wants you to pull your battery.

I'm sending the new phone back because my original phone is all set up. Hopefully Handcent will fix this because I prefer to use it.
Benrx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 07:46 AM   #17 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 75
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Default

The advice above to remove adblock worked...I know this is an older post but this started happening to me out of no where on a diffrent phone...tried everything and realized the adblock symbol was showing up ... I removed it and it worked...iwas having trouble sending pics in stock as well and I don't know if the problem could have been adblock, but removed it and all is good so far.
lterry913 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2014, 11:16 PM   #18 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default GPS?

Ok, I tried all the above and then saw GPS was off. Turned it on and all is well. I never turned it off, but whatever. What does GPS have to do with text?
bill6402 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2014, 08:59 AM   #19 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Gender: Female
Posts: 3
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I am having the same problem and I think it started when AT&T did an automatic software update on my Samsung Galaxy S4. I will try to send texts, and the little circle goes round and round forever. I restart the phone and they go through immediately. I have to restart at least twice per day now!
inspectorp is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 22nd, 2014, 08:53 AM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
lotus49's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Yorkshire
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,507
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Motorola Xoom (wi-fi), Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014
Carrier: Three

Thanks: 70
Thanked 225 Times in 187 Posts
Default

I had the same problem and in my case it was caused by a software update (I'm running CM11) deleting the SMSC number exactly as Szadzik suggests. Entering the correct SMSC number sorted out the problem immediately.
inspectorp likes this.
lotus49 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old July 22nd, 2014, 09:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Gender: Female
Posts: 3
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

What is SMSC? I can't find it in my message settings. Thank you
inspectorp is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 22nd, 2014, 11:06 AM   #22 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
lotus49's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Yorkshire
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,507
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Motorola Xoom (wi-fi), Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014
Carrier: Three

Thanks: 70
Thanked 225 Times in 187 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by inspectorp View Post
What is SMSC? I can't find it in my message settings. Thank you
SMSC = short message service centre. It's the number used by your service provider to send texts and it needs to be entered correctly on your phone or it won't be able to send texts but you can still receive them.

Here are the notes I made when I had this problem a month ago.

This appears to be caused by having the incorrect (or missing) SMSC number. To fix, follow the following steps:

Install GO SMS Pro
Open it, go to Menu -> Settings -> MESSAGING: Send&Receive -> ADVANCED: SMS/MMS Advanced settings -> MESSAGE CENTER: Enable customised SMSC -> ON
MESSAGE CENTER: Customised SMSC number
Enter +447782000800, OK
[Optional] Uninstall GO SMS Pro

Using SMS Pro was the only way I could find to enter the SMSC number. There has to be a cleaner way of doing this but it worked for me. The number I used is that of Three UK. You will need to find the correct number for your service provider if this is your problem.
lotus49 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 27th, 2014, 11:30 PM   #23 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: michigan
Posts: 486
 
Device(s): LG G FLEX
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 60 Times in 56 Posts
Default

Wow, thought this issue only existed with T-Mobile. Long story short, it's an Android 4.4.2 issue which no carrier has a fix for.
sreum is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old July 28th, 2014, 01:14 AM   #24 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ironass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cotswolds, England
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,772
 
Device(s): SGS5 SM-G900F. Rooted. KitKat 4.4.4. CM11 ROM. Baseband: NJ1. CM kernel+TWRP.
Carrier: Vodafone

Thanks: 1,193
Thanked 3,957 Times in 2,609 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sreum View Post
Long story short, it's an Android 4.4.2 issue which no carrier has a fix for.
This is not an Android 4.4.2 issue at all as it does not affect the vast majority of the 60 million Galaxy S4 users worldwide on the 250+ firmware releases for Android 4.4.2. Rather, it is to be found primarily in the heavily branded and modified firmwares of carriers such as Verizon and AT&T.
lotus49 likes this.
__________________
Did you know that hitting the Thanks button is quicker than typing it and the Search button is your friend.

Dummies Guides Rooting Galaxy S4 * Know Your S4 * Update Problems * Knox Security * Bloatware * GPS
ironass is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old July 28th, 2014, 05:45 AM   #25 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: michigan
Posts: 486
 
Device(s): LG G FLEX
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 60 Times in 56 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ironass View Post
This is not an Android 4.4.2 issue at all as it does not affect the vast majority of the 60 million Galaxy S4 users worldwide on the 250+ firmware releases for Android 4.4.2. Rather, it is to be found primarily in the heavily branded and modified firmwares of carriers such as Verizon and AT&T.
And T-Mobile
sreum is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old July 29th, 2014, 07:31 AM   #26 (permalink)
Member
 
CargoMatatu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Luxembourg
Gender: Male
Posts: 136
 
Device(s): Galaxy S4, MS Surface Pro 128Gb
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 20
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Default

And over here in Luxembourg (Europe) on an un-branded phone!
CargoMatatu is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to CargoMatatu For This Useful Post:
sreum (July 29th, 2014)
Old September 5th, 2014, 04:30 PM   #27 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 189
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

My S4 had this issue for a few days, to about 1 week, a few months ago, and sadly, it has returned. I'm getting the "failed to send" message for most of my outgoing texts. Used to be, I could restart the phone and it would send the text. But even that doesn't work sometimes.
TheBigKahuna is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Samsung Galaxy S4
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The all-new Samsung Galaxy S4 is all but guaranteed to be the next top-selling device. The new device is dubbed the "Life Companion" due to its intuitive features. The Galaxy S4 sports a 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, an awesome 13 MP... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S4
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:30 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.