I tried to send text messages yesterday. When I pressed send, my text disappears from the text field but nothing else happens. The message doesn't appear in the chat log as sent or trying to send or in any other way.

  • I sent the messages to four different people. None received it.
  • I restarted the phone. Nothing changed.
  • I tried sending the messages in two different places, 50 kilometers apart from each other.
  • I tried sending the messages in those two different places, twice in each place, each time on a different day.
  • I'm with Rogers in Ontario. I was well within the coverage zone every time I tried.

How can I fix this?

  • This is interesting, messages getting sucked into the void. Have you tried using a different SMS app?
    – dantis
    Jan 17, 2015 at 3:05
  • @aureljared I haven't. Is there a free one that you recommend?
    – Hal
    Jan 20, 2015 at 18:16
  • You can try Google's own Hangouts. I've also tried Sliding SMS, which I prefer over anything else; but you can search the Play Store for 'sms app' if you want.
    – dantis
    Jan 24, 2015 at 13:45

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I know this seems trivial but try turning on and off your flight mode on your phone. it worked for me. I had been fiddling around with my sim card and then had the same problem as you. anyways hope that helps


Updating the time settings worked for me too! Updating time manually did not wotk; had to set it to select the "use network provided time" option. Fixed the problem almost instantly.


I had that same problem today.. Sent and received messages were getting sucked into the void. I was able to send messages but they would not show up on my end.

Tried disabling hangouts to no avail. Fiddled with the text messaging settings. Even the post above about the cache.

Nothing worked. I checked the time/date settings. They were wrong once I fixed that I could see my messages again.

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