Ok, I hadn't received a reply from one of my messages I sent a close friend of mine and she's usually really good about replying right away no matter the situation. It had me worried so I emailed her instead expressing my concern. She said she just replied, but I didn't get it. Anyways, I googled the issue hoping to find some knowledge on the issue, maybe I wasn't alone. What I found was some people with verizon and att have been having some problems with their messages not going through, mms to be exact. But I have an LG optimus v running cyanogenmod 7.1 on my phone. I have received messages from my friend in the past when I flashed the cm7 and I get messages from people regularly, but noticed I hadn't from my friend. I saw some information about the apn(whatever that is) and that cyanogenmod completely disables whatever. Ok, like if you're using a secondary app the turn off 3g and wifi to save battery, cyanogenmod changes things. Again, I didn't really understand what it was saying. I can't say my problem is with my phone or cyanogenmod because I get messages from most people, but I'm wondering if I get them all, mainly my wife. hahah. Could it be a problem with my friend's carrier? Does anyone else have the same problem? And who has the answers? Thank you so much for all you have helped me with. By no means am I complaining, I'm just curious and trying to learn what makes my phone work. If it wasn't for the insight I get from this forum and many others, I wouldn't love my phone the way I do. Thanks.