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  1. Zclumpy

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    I have been able to text anyone just fine up until now. But with a new number I've been trying to text it instantly takes me to an existing contact (my boss). The numbers are different and she can read my messages but I can't receive messages from this number and the messages I send go to my boss' message thread. I'm trying to fix this without sending a message to my boss please help.
     

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    make sure that you have the Area Code in the Contact List.

    lots of folks omit the Area Code and assume that just the 7 digit number will be "good enough".

    not so with cellphones, they switch towers and areas like the plague... the Area Code is a requirement for making phone calls and SMS go where they should.

    Also, very carefully, check your Contact List for hidden dupes... same name, but a different number?
    Make a new contact with the same exact name spelling, and it should come up showing you that is a dupe for the one you already have.... if it comes up with the same name, but a different number..... trouble can happen.

    Also, make a new contact and enter the correct number first, and leave the name blank, that should pop up the correct name you want... if it don't you have a dupe number, with a different name on it.
     
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    Thanks for the help. I ended up fixing it when it started using other message threads from different numbers. It showed the contact I made for the number and I deleted all other messages from the old number (weird but it worked)
     

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