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Topic # 191348 1-Feb-2016 20:02
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My tablet (Android 4.4.2) has 3G SIM card capability, and I can connect to the Internet (Data service) no problem at all.  I can also dial a number and use device like a telephone.

 

However, using the Google Message app I cannot send a TXT ... the onscreen message says something like "cannot send at the moment but will keep trying".  I also tried sending myself a TXT (from phone to tablet) but nothing came through.  The app is linked to the SIM service correctly.

 

I am assuming that like a phone, i do not have to be connected to the Data Service to send TXTs ... the telephone call was made with just the SIM card activated, not on data.

 

Anyone got assistance please?


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  Reply # 1483086 1-Feb-2016 20:09
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Try hangouts instead and see what that does for SMSing.

 

 





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  Reply # 1483697 2-Feb-2016 16:20
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UPDATE:  Found that by swapping SIM cards between the two slots I regained full functionality ... not sure if the slot was at fault or the SIM card which seemed to have separated into its three parts sealedand become uneven.

 

Can now telephone and TXT.

 

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  Reply # 1483725 2-Feb-2016 16:35
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Put my other (Australian) SIM card in the swapped slot, and it works fine too, so I guess the first one got a little distorted ... these multi-SIM cards do start separating when handled often.


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  Reply # 1483737 2-Feb-2016 16:46
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Yeah, and on some cards which have gaps in the full size one they will ruin sim slots. They seem to have gone away from cards with gaps around the smaller sizes thankfully.





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  Reply # 1483742 2-Feb-2016 17:05
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Indeed ... this one (Spark) started separating just getting it out of the packet and away from its backing card!


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