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  1. gridbug

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    Anyone else having this problem with text attachments? Not sure what the deal is, I have it set to delete old messages when limit is reached so I don't think it's a space issue. What am I missing here?
     

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    Many times I have found it is just a network issue. Otherwise I have yet to find any decent solution.
     
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    I tried it with WiFi at home and with 4G and got the same result. :(
     
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    By network issue, I mean a problem that your carrier is experiencing. I have had the same problem from time to time, but either they sort themselves out or I call my carrier if it persists for days and days.
     
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    This sounds similar but not identical to what I'm seeing with my phone. My phone has problems with multiple-recipient messages. I can view and reply to the messages fine, but despite that I still get error notices about "message not downloaded" and the app's icon on my home screen will report an ever-increasing number of unread message. This continues, as best I can surmise, until I delete the message thread and power cycle the phone.

    For me, this only happens with multi-recipient messages, one-on-one messages are always ok.
    And also this only occurred after Motorola pushed the KitKat virus to my phone. I never had any problem with multi-recipient txt's before that.
     
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    While not the best reply, have you tried a third party text messaging app? Way back when the Motorola Droid 1 (A855) came out in Nov 2009, many of us found that Handcent SMS was much superior to the built in messaging app. I have been using it since then and honestly haven't had much trouble with it.

    good luck
     
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    I've not tried 3rd party apps. I don't do multi-way texting too often so it's not a huge PITA (yet). That and I have philosophical problems with installing a 3rd party app when the built-in app, in its original incarnation worked just fine.
    But it may come to that if the whole thing becomes too annoying. Thanks and I'll keep your suggestion in mind.
     
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    You're welcome. Just for some more info, way back then I switched to Handcent because it was what the cool kids were doing, lol. Mainly because the stock app was so plain and Handcent would allow threaded texting and had a couple of theme options as well.

    Over the years, though, it seems as though the built in messaging app has gone through some changes and in the process has had it's share of hiccups.

    good luck
     

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