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Question Many SMS/MMS Texts Not Sending, Chat Texting Turning Off Often

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Oct 20, 2021
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I use the default Samsung text app because I want to use Chat texting (the only other option I know of is Google and it doesn't work with the Chat messages imported from my previous phone, so doesn't show them). I have had a large number of regular SMS/MMS texts to non-Chat people give me an error of not being able to be sent, usually a couple of minutes later with an error notification but occasionally with a pop-up immediately upon sending that says it will be sent when the service is available. I've also noticed lately that people's Chat texting dots turn off very often even if I'm sitting in the same place I saw them on shortly before, and most of the time flipping Airplane Mode on and off again fixes it (and I'll see a Google notification about backing up X number of contacts, with X being the number of dots that turned off [usually two since if the one I tapped on turned off, I'll check another to see if it is me or that person]).

Anyone else have this problem? I also have a problem, as I said in the reception thread, with the cell reception bars going from full to no service in a second, for a second or two, and go back to full bars. This is on T-mobile US. I feel like it worsened after the update a day or two ago, but I might be wrong about that. It is really ridiculous, though!
 

uicnren

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my wife's zflip3 on at&t using google messages has been doing this the last few days.
when she got home from work this evening I checked and her rcs settings were stuck on 'connecting'. I did the airplane mode, clear carrier services data, messages data, and then turned off airplane mode. then went to messages and verified phone number in chat settings, and its been working since ( a few hours now). I will see how it goes when she goes to work again tomorrow. strange that it just happened out of the blue though. I think there was a carrier services update in the last day or two, so that may have caused it.
 

tomqman

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I'm in the UK and have been having issues with chat messages getting stuck on sending and not receiving, have also had issues with other notifications being very delayed not sure if Google play services update had caused it. It seems alright again at the moment
 

lscaggs

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Did you use iPhone before you use fold 3? if so, I think you need to disable iMessage on iPhone first.
Nope, unfortunately it is not that. There are common issues with RCS and AT&T


My speculation is that it is related to their 1.0 RCS Profile and their 5G coverage in the area, as it often confuses the antennas if there is 5G or not in the area


Now, I am using Android/Google Messages as it has a much better feature set than Samsung's default
 
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agetupside

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Nope, unfortunately it is not that. There are common issues with RCS and AT&T


My speculation is that it is related to their 1.0 RCS Profile and their 5G coverage in the area, as it often confuses the antennas if there is 5G or not in the area


Now, I am using Android/Google Messages as it has a much better feature set than Samsung's default
Ok. hopefully, it will be fixed in the new firmware.
 
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Nope, unfortunately it is not that. There are common issues with RCS and AT&T


My speculation is that it is related to their 1.0 RCS Profile and their 5G coverage in the area, as it often confuses the antennas if there is 5G or not in the area


Now, I am using Android/Google Messages as it has a much better feature set than Samsung's default
Unfortunately, Google Messages isn't an option for me because I need to be able to refer to old texts imported from my previous phone, and Google Messages isn't able to read (show) old RCS texts from Samsung (my previous phone was the S7 Edge).

I'm guessing the issue might improve if they fix the signal issue, which has also dropped a couple of calls.
 

lscaggs

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Unfortunately, Google Messages isn't an option for me because I need to be able to refer to old texts imported from my previous phone, and Google Messages isn't able to read (show) old RCS texts from Samsung (my previous phone was the S7 Edge).

I'm guessing the issue might improve if they fix the signal issue, which has also dropped a couple of calls.
That is interesting, for me it was able to port other messages when I switched from previous devices (S21 plus, iPhone 11 Pro Max), it just has them as SMS rather than as chat.
 
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That is interesting, for me it was able to port other messages when I switched from previous devices (S21 plus, iPhone 11 Pro Max), it just has them as SMS rather than as chat.
Lucky. At first I thought it had deleted some of my conversations, but then I saw them lower in the list because it thought their last texts were a lot earlier in time since it wasn't showing a lot of the texts. This included some important people to me, so I had to switch back to the Samsung text app, where thankfully they all appeared again.
 

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    I'm Tmobile too. Same issues. It's definitely a tmobile issue.
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    Using Google Messages on T-Mobile and none of these issues.
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    Similar issues with AT&T in the the US, they have issues with their RCS Profile. Unfortunately carriers are usually trash.
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    Did you use iPhone before you use fold 3? if so, I think you need to disable iMessage on iPhone first.
    Nope, unfortunately it is not that. There are common issues with RCS and AT&T


    My speculation is that it is related to their 1.0 RCS Profile and their 5G coverage in the area, as it often confuses the antennas if there is 5G or not in the area


    Now, I am using Android/Google Messages as it has a much better feature set than Samsung's default