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    Just got the Samsung S4 from ATT... not receiving any text messages... not sure if it's only iPhone users whose texts aren't coming in.... trying to get a droid user to send me a text so I can confirm. But why can't I receive texts? Is there an option that needs to be checked or unchecked?
     

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    iPhone users don't send SMA (what we commonly call texts), they use iMessage, Apple's own invention. It sometimes works with SMS apps, it sometimes doesn't. It's a known problem and it won't be solved until Apple loses the attitude that if everyone else does it one way and Apple does it a different way, everyone else is wrong. (It gets worse if you had an iPhone and you ported to an Android phone without turning iMessage off - then all your "Apple texts" still go to your iMessage account, and no one ever sees them again.

    There's nothing you can do other than, if you're going from iPhone to Android, you remove the iPhone from your iMessage account before you make any other changes.
     

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