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For a couple months now (during which time I've tried ~20 ROMs), I can receive & make calls fine, receive & send emails fine, sync fine, everything is fine except I cannot send SMS. I've tried HandCent but it didn't work either. I have 15 seconds of logcat I can't understand at all - can someone help?

And is this the best way to isolate the problem or should I be trying something else?

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logcat /dev/log/system

Edited to add confusing APN logcat messages.

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Why does it want to get Neighboring Cell IDS? There are hundreds or thousands of messages where it tries but gets denied. Is this like a worm attempt being blocked?

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With those APN=null messages, does that confirm your concerns about it being an APN issue after all?

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I don't completely understand the log, but I see a lot of "Mms:app" appearing. Are you sure you are sending smses and not mmses? Next to that, some general suggestions: are you sure the number of your provider is correct? Maybe you should check with your provider, maybe it is a problem on their side? Was everything working correctly before on your stock Android OS? When did you start having these problems? etcera –  ndsmyter Feb 13 '13 at 11:47
    
Hi I'm just using the Stock Messaging App Messaging version 4.2.1-eng.bajee11.20130213.072212 - I presume it sends both SMS and MMS but I'm not sure I've sent an MMS in my life. Number of provider? They gave me a "Messaging Center" number but I don't know where I'm supposed to enter it; there's no field in the App settings or the Systems settings that I can see. I had a problems on my stock Samsung BloatBean which wouldn't update OTA but the SMS problem didn't start when I rooted my phone, but during one of the many ROM changes (no idea which one, but doesn't work for any ROM now). –  Sam Dunlap Feb 13 '13 at 12:44
    
How many characters had the message you've tried to send? Any pictures included or files attached? –  Izzy Feb 13 '13 at 12:59
    
Thx for the edit @Izzy - I've just tried a few standard words, nothing over 30 characters. No pictures or files, but that would turn it MMS I imagine. Might just try to send a picture.... –  Sam Dunlap Feb 13 '13 at 13:46
    
That was the intention of my question, hence fully answered: Unless you explicitly said it should be sent as MMS, that should have been a SMS (less than 160 bytes, no attachments). But a buggy app might not care. Any "bill" you could consult (unlikely if the messages really did not make it)? As for the edit: Gladly helped. Saves a little scrolling :) –  Izzy Feb 13 '13 at 15:07
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