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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mitchell4500, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Mitchell4500

    Mitchell4500 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    In the message sms app under every text I get it shows [CB]###########, can I turn this off?

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    BAMARTIN03 Member

    I'm pretty sure its part of the actual text itself. Only way to get rid of it is to tell the people texting you to remove the callback option in their text
  3. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast

    I never got it on my other Android phones.. Just the Ally.. And its only when the text is from a "dumb" phone... When my Droid friends text me it doesnt do it...
  4. Johnny Langton

    Johnny Langton Well-Known Member

    I was wondering the same thing. My wife's EnV Touch never sent a CB number with texts when I had an EnV Touch, but now, every text has that darn CB number on it.I have also noticed that smartphone users text messages do not have the CB number listed, as I have a few friends with Droids and I-Phones,and there's no CB number on their texts.
  5. Halainn317

    Halainn317 Member

    I've been trying to figure that out too! It's driving me insane...
  6. marktobes

    marktobes Newbie

    I think most "dumb" phones have an option to send a callback number by default when texting.
  7. jonathan13

    jonathan13 Lurker

    anyone ever find a fix for this? its killing me.. when i receive a long message I get the callback number inserted into the message every 160 characters.. I hate it!
  8. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast

    The only fix I found was a different device... I know that sounds silly, but this was one of a few things that irritated me about Ally...

    Its supposed to get 2.2 in Febuary, maybe it will be addressed...
  9. Mitchell4500

    Mitchell4500 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Its a result of other dumb phones (Feature Phones) and they automatically add the CB. So unless you get your friends to turn it off on their phones it wont go away.

    Iv actually started using Google Voice as my texting service as its free... Try it out.
  10. jonathan13

    jonathan13 Lurker

    I may give that a try. I will need to use it soon anyway due to the fact that verizon no longer offers a truly unlimited text plan and my fiance is switching to sprint which will cause me to go over their 5000 message cap to non-verizon phones (i know i text entirely too much).

    It just sucks that I did not realize this about the callback number until after I got the phone because that would have been something that might have swayed my decision. I guess we can just cross our fingers for 2.2
  11. darkxsun

    darkxsun Guest

    They don't offer an unlimited text add-on anymore, but for $20-30 more (depending on individual or family plan) you can upgrade from a Talk plan to Talk and Text, which has unlimited (for real) text, picture, and video message. See here: Set Your Location
  12. Mitchell4500

    Mitchell4500 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thats really expensive. Why pay that when you could use Google voice with your data plan and have unlimited texting free?
  13. darkxsun

    darkxsun Guest

    This is, of course, another option. I have 5 lines on my plan, not all have a data plan, so we have the unlimited option anyway.
  14. Afteraffekt

    Afteraffekt Android Enthusiast

    You seriously just answered your own post? Thats epic!
  15. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast

    I notices that even on my Pro the callback # is still there in the corner of the text in stock mode... I use Handcent SMS and it doesnt show in that...
  16. Cl8rs

    Cl8rs Android Enthusiast

    I use Handcent SMS too, it shows the callback number :thinking:
  17. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast

    Now thats strange... I dont have my Ally anymore to test, but I only get the callback # in my stock text program for my current device.. The Handcent sms doesnt show it....
  18. jonathan13

    jonathan13 Lurker

    ah okay I did not know that.. I didn't look past the add on text plans.

    As for me, with the callback # issue, it still does it whether I am using the stock messaging app, handcent, or chomp.

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