"New Message" That Doesn't Exist - How Can I Access/Delete It?

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    This one is driving me nuts. I turn on my Droid Incredible, and I am looking at the drag-down bar to open the phone up. Directly below the drag down bar it says: "New Message," followed by a phone number.

    So I go to my Message Center to see what it is. "You have no new messages."

    OK - but that annoying "New Message" thing is still there under my drag down bar every time I open my phone up. It's as if it is mocking me, saying: "Just TRY and figure out how to delete me. For that matter, just TRY to even figure out what I am or where I am from!"

    I have tried tapping the Menu and then Notifications. That doesn't do it.

    How do I get rid of "New Messages" my Message Center tells me don't exist?
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    Try wiping cache in recovery.
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    How do I do that? Step by step, please - I'm an old guy. This stuff does not come naturally to me. ;)

    On further reflection - what you are talking about sounds very complicated for what I think should be a relatively simple thing to do. Deleting phone messages is easy - just hit call history and delete whatever you want, some or all. One would think that something called a "Phone message" should appear in your call history, but these do not. They have to be stored somewhere. Why can't I just go to where they are and delete them and/or at least listen to them?
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    Anyone?
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    With all due respect and thanks for your input, I don't think it is that complicated. A (much younger) friend of mine suggested that what I am looking at just below the drag down bar to open the phone when I first turn it on, is notification of a TEXT message. It would figure that my PHONE message center would say "No new messages" if what we are dealing with here is a TEXT message.

    My problem is, I don't know how to access my text messages. I do not pay for text messages and am not a "texter" in any sense of the word. I never use that feature. I understand that I can still send and receive text messages, even though I don't subscribe to that particular service.

    So how do I take a look at (and, presumably, also delete) text messages?
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    Open your app drawer and look for messaging. That is your text message application. Just fyi, you are paying for text messaging in your data plan so no matter how many you send or receive, there is no extra charge for it. Good luck!

    This post is Incredible 2!
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    I think its an air push message or a Google voice message or something of that sort.

    Sent from my XT862 using Tapatalk
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    I guess I didn't state the problem succinctly enough. Here is what is was. I don't subscribe to text messageing. As such, when I first got the phone, I removed the Messaging app icon from my main window, "burying" it with all of my other apps.

    The message notification that was appearing before the pull-down bar, was referring to a TEXT message I had received. Not making that distinction, I assumed it was a PHONE or VOICE MAIL message and was frustrated when I went to my voice mail and was informed there were "no new messages."

    I started another thread on how to access text messages, was reminded of the Messages icon, pulled it up and was able to easily access and delete the text message that was causing the notification to appear, thereby also getting rid of the notification as well.
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    Bingo! As mentioned above, problem solved. Thank you very much.

    I do not pay for text messageing with my particular plan - except on a "per text message" basis. I never text, so opted not to include unlimited texting in my plan.
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