odd "land line" issue

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  1. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    odd "land line" issue

    okay when i sms/text message one of my contacts (coincidentally someone from EQ) i get this error:

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    when that contact sms/text message me all is fine and i can reply. so for some reason i can't initiate the sms'ing (i am pretty sure this person is not messing with me :}

    anybody ever seen/had this before ? and more importantly, is there a "fix".. i already deleted and re-create the contact. all looks the same as for other contacts in Outlook/Q contact list.

    this is all i Google came up with about the number in the "sent" box.

    TIA.
  2. q-rocks

    q-rocks New Member

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    Firstly, I don't have a fix.

    But as a start this is obviously not YOUR phone or the contact on your phone since it only happens with this one phone number. It seems it might be a glitch in the Verizon server(s) that handle texting for the receiving number. They obviously somehow think the # is a landline on a send.

    Does anyone else experience this with this persons number?

    Although that wouldn't explain how it works when you reply. Doesn't seem like reply would be handled any different on Verizon's end than send. If it is possible, I would look there first like calling customer service. I am sure you have already thought of this but thought I would just throw it out there.

    Definitely trying to text this person from another Q would be of interest.

    PM me their number and I will try it if you want. I promise I am not evil or anything.
  3. uebermann

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    I saw this problem a lot in the ISP database side of things. Or errors like this, anyways. It was usually the cause of a corrupted database entry. Whether its on your service provider's side or his, I couldn't say. You'd probably just have to troubleshoot to see.

    But somewhere in some database it probably had his phone number listed as a land line before he got that # and its never been fully converted over somehow.

    Not real specific answer but since I've never worked on a cell phone company's database, I really couldn't say what it would be for sure.
  4. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    sulster tested by sending a sms and she got the same issue... so for now i am guessing the issue is on the receivers side. (never the less it's muchos annoying)

    thanks..
  5. bootheresa

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    Are you sure your friend isn't forwarding his calls to a landline?
  6. KillerQ

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    Interesting...

    I know that Sprint allows you to send text to landline for no additional charge...

    From the sprint site:

    "Sprint PCS subscribers can send a text message to a landline phone at standard domestic text messaging rates! Text messages, which are converted to voice, can be sent to any landline phone in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
    When the person answers his or her home phone, they will "hear" the text message you sent and can reply back to you with one of the available responses. You will also receive a text message on your Sprint PCS phone when a response is sent back to you."



    Just some info...



    Matt!
  7. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    well to take away the mystery...its my phone and only seems to be doing that to RB and sulster
    i certainly dont have it forwarded to a landline

    i have no idea i get texts from everyone else just fine!

    i might have to call vzw

    -Sent from my Q
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    hmmmm...do I smell Threaded testing? :wink:

    RB, Hockey, Sulster.....hmmmmm.
  9. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    nothing wrong with your smelling abilities meaning you're correct (this time)...
  10. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    ok people lets add to the mystery!

    i sent an MMS to my friend last night and he said he got it but from some number with an area code of 513 (i think thats florida) and he texted them back asking 'who the hell are you and why are you texting me pictures of 'The Prudential Center'?

    so needless to say something is seriously F'd up!
  11. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    sure sounds like it... 513 is Cincinnati btw. did you call Verizon ?
  12. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    ah cincinnati...florida...close enough

    and no i didnt call yet he just emailed me asking if i was at the concert last night and if i sent an MMS
  13. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    so i called vzw and they told me to update my phone (*228) and see if that helped the MMS issue and maybe the text issue

    they also wanted me to get you on the phone RB to troubleshoot the text issue...haha i was like um he is not available

    but she said maybe you update as well and see if that does anything or we can conference with them...hahaha
  14. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    so did you *228 yet ? want me to test ? did she sound cute ? :}
  15. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    yes i *228'ed and sure text away!

    alittle bit yes but i didnt get her direct number to call back to...sorry:embarassed:
  16. sulster

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    Did y'all do the *228?
  17. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    expect a txt..

    sjeez.. what good are you :}

    i did not (yet), still assuming it was Scotty..
  18. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    got nothing...
    you didnt get that message?
  19. rudeboy

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    sheisse :]
    did get it... lemme *228.
  20. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    aaaaaaaaargh!

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