General Phone not dropping to 1x when sending texts

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  1. MFFNike

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    Interesting problem...

    Lately, not all the time, whenever I send a text, I watch the reception bar at the top and it is not dropping to 1x to send the text. In addition, some of my friends have not been receiving my texts when I send them.

    Are these two things related? I swear I've seen it before where it drops to 1x to send the text, and then goes back to 3G..

    I guess it's also possible that the phone is dropping to 1x, but the bar up top isn't updating?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. pkopalek

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    If I send a text to someone that's NOT on Verizon, I don't put too much stock in it if they don't get it (or don't get it very quickly).

    If other Verizon users aren't getting your texts, then maybe you're onto something.

    I wouldn't put too much stock in not seeing it go to 1x.

    Did you just get your phone? Has it gone through the OTA updates yet?

    If you go Home > Menu > Settings > About PHone > (scroll down) see that your software version is 1.17.605.1
     
  3. Bswartz95

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    All texts should go through 1x. If the texts that aren't being received are the same ones that don't switch to 1x, then I would say there's a connection.
     
  4. MFFNike

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    Thanks, that confirms what I am thinking.

    The majority of the people that I text with are AT&T users - are there known issues with cross-network text messages frequently not arriving?
     
  5. pkopalek

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    Always has been. Send the message a second time. That's what I do, anyway.

    Cricket is the worst. My gf misses 1 or 2 texts every day, OR gets it 2 hours later. Or she texts me and I don't get it/don't get it right away.

    Same with my friends on Sprint.

    Same with AT&T.

    T-Mobil isn't as bad. Strangely, the Verizon 'Message Receipt' works if you're texting T-Mobile people, just like Verizon people. So at least you know if they don't get it.

    It's lame. It's friggen SMS. These networks should have figured it out by now.
     
  6. Bswartz95

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    Is there a way to tell if a Verizon customer received the text? On my old dumbphone, it would put a green checkmark after it was delivered. Anything on the Eris?
     
  7. pkopalek

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    Handcent allows you to send a Read Receipt.

    I don't think the stock Messages app does. I use Handcent's. Not the Handcent native one (there are two check boxes), but the option to use the carrier's read receipt. Works great.
     
  8. gruss

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    ^^^Curious....I have handcent and I get a seperate message back, the little blue clock thing stays blue? Does it ONLY work with a truly vzw plan? (I have a smartchoice plan still from Alltel)
     
  9. jtb199

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    I have noticed this also...

    And not to hijack the thread...but is it a know issue with delays in sending and receiving texts?...

    Sometimes it takes up to 20 mins to receive a txt...
     
  10. carmendiva

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    Recently, i brought a palm pre because i was sick of the lags on the eris(i switched back sense) and as much as I loved webos....i would notice that there were strong delays in texts to both verizon and non verizon phones....and sometimes messages would not deliver because ppl said they never received my text....

    i never really have an issue with my eris though but a friend who has the pre plus told me that they never experienced the issue i was experiencing

    so maybe it's isolated issues with bad batches of erises?

    idk....

    just my two cents
     
  11. joetarin

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    My girlfriend no longer receives MMS messages from me. Shes on ATT. It worked fine after iPhone was allowed to send/receive MMS. Now it just stopped. Regular texts are fine...who knows.
     
  12. pkopalek

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    For years, I've had this issue, with any phone I had. The same 'Texts not getting to the recipient' or not coming to me in a timely fashion have happened REGARDLESS of phone.

    I can think of instances, right now, of getting into fights with ex-girlfriends and the current one while using my LG EnV. Great phone, btw.

    I've even gotten a different phone number and plan since, and the same issues exist.

    You guys have all been getting lucky with your calls/texts if you've always had good success, I'd say.

    I STILL can't get MMS from me to Sprint users. Cricket just opened themselves up to MMS for us, finally.
     
  13. tonyb81

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    I was trying this too, my Eris goes from 3g to 1x when sending a text to my wifes droid (both on verizon). However when she sends one form her droid to my eris, her phone stays 3g.
     

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