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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Catman5000, May 21, 2017.

  1. Catman5000

    Catman5000 Lurker
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    Over the past 3 days notification pops up says "unable to send message". When I touch the notification bar, takes me to an empty, unsent message that I did not initiate. It can be deleted but it's a nuisance.

    Further, today I've noticed that when I cleared older messages, which are minimal as I do so regularly, they were slow to delete and displayed a date of December (whatever day), 1969. Was very strange.

    I maintain my phone well, run Malwarebytes premium, CCCleaner, history/cache clean.

    Any thoughts?


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  2. Resurrector

    Resurrector Newbie

    Go to the storage menu in settings and go to the message app and press force stop, this might stop this problem.
  3. Catman5000

    Catman5000 Lurker
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    Sorry, new to forum here... apparently already making idiotic mistakes. Thanks for the idea. I hadn't done that. Strangely, when I did force stop, I immediately received the same notification. Very strange.
  4. mamixbrit

    mamixbrit Lurker

    This exact thing happen to me and what I finally had to end up doing was to factory data rest my phone and it stopped. So try that, if it continued!
  5. Catman5000

    Catman5000 Lurker
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    Thanks for sharing that, maximbrit, so, a factory reset, I've found, will work temporarily. But it is oh so temporary, very, very short lived. Though I suppose each device could, in all reality, have their various quirks. Last I checked, our phones aren't exactly winning popularity points, as it is difficult to find the same range of information with the ZTE as with other more mainstream brands.
    However, keep this in mind, don't forget this, you'll thank me later, I think. I had become so frustrated w my phone's behavior because it was still so new, it still is rather new. I began researching custom, non-stock mms apps and found an article that listed several of the most recommended, reliable mms apps for 2016 or 17. Either the first or second I read about was an app called Textra, available in Google play. I downloaded, installed, set as default and have not looked back. I began w the free version w ads and quickly paid 2 or 3 bucks to have full version, no ads.
    To be fully forthcoming, I did receive, two weeks ago, a couple of those notifications again. I posted this information in Textra's forum. Within 2-3 hours, I was contacted by Textra to assist me in finding a resolution. It didn't take 5 minutes to resolve and was nothing more than a setting within the Textra's app that dictates size of mms incoming/outgoing.
    Their customer service is amazing in contact, resolution and in follow up. If your phone continues on, I say check out Textra. Its a nice change of pace from the same ol' boring stock! And for a couple bucks, no ads.

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