Texts messages arent being fully receieved by friends.

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Hello! I'm new to these forums, figured you guys knew your stuff.

So I switched from an iPhone to an Android phone (LG G3) about 2 months ago. I made sure to turn off Imessage on all my devices before switching.

Now the problem isn't me not receiving texts the problem is people not receiving mine.

My girlfriend pointed out that some of my messages are missing when I send them. Sometimes the first Chuck of a paragraph sometimes the last chunk. Sometimes the last 3 words. She usually sends a screenshot of what I sent and asks me if that's all I said.

I notice in these screenshots sometimes that some of my Texts didn't even go through at all. Someone on reddit suggested I update my at&t network settings Or just call my carrier.

I'm not sure if this just happens with my girlfriend (iphone) or other friends. I text my girlfriend a lot duh, so maybe she's the first to notice. Maybe it does this with all my contacts, Which is incredibly frustrating.

Any solutions you guys have that could fix this annoying problem?
 

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Welcome to the forum!

I'd lean more towards thinking the issue is with the carrier, but I would think that would be an "All or nothing" situation. I think it'd either send the message or wouldn't, rather than cut off parts.

When it cuts them, are they long messages that are possible spilling over into what would technically be 2 messages? Or are they shorter?
 
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Welcome to the forum!

I'd lean more towards thinking the issue is with the carrier, but I would think that would be an "All or nothing" situation. I think it'd either send the message or wouldn't, rather than cut off parts.

When it cuts them, are they long messages that are possible spilling over into what would technically be 2 messages? Or are they shorter?

I tested this yesterday, I sent a long message and a few short messages. She sent me a screenshot and the long message came through fine, with it split into 2. But the shorter one was missing the first 7 words. So it seems completely random. But it feels like I happens a lot when I send multiple texts back to back in a span of a few minutes.

I can further test this with one of my friends and see if it happens
 
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Welcome to the forum!

I'd lean more towards thinking the issue is with the carrier, but I would think that would be an "All or nothing" situation. I think it'd either send the message or wouldn't, rather than cut off parts.

When it cuts them, are they long messages that are possible spilling over into what would technically be 2 messages? Or are they shorter?
I did a test with a friend with an iPhone and she got all my messages no problem. I think this issue might be my gf. So confused.
 

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Could possibly be a cross-carrier issue then. Take note of whether either of you are roaming or on something like "Extended Network" instead of Sprint or AT&T. There were issues with T-mobile devices that were roaming on AT&T's network in my are a while ago. Could be similar, though I'm not sure what the coverage for each is like in your area.
 
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Could possibly be a cross-carrier issue then. Take note of whether either of you are roaming or on something like "Extended Network" instead of Sprint or AT&T. There were issues with T-mobile devices that were roaming on AT&T's network in my are a while ago. Could be similar, though I'm not sure what the coverage for each is like in your area.
would using Whatsapp work?
 

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Possibly. From what I understand of it, it uses data instead of sms/mms to send it's messages.

If nothing else, it'd be a good test to see if it's a network issue with texting, or an overall issue with sending/receiving data.

I'm betting it'll probably work just fine, but I'm curious to know if I'm right. Haha!
 
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Possibly. From what I understand of it, it uses data instead of sms/mms to send it's messages.

If nothing else, it'd be a good test to see if it's a network issue with texting, or an overall issue with sending/receiving data.

I'm betting it'll probably work just fine, but I'm curious to know if I'm right. Haha!
we sometimes use this Couple App, and that works just fine.
 

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Interesting. Might be worth calling AT&T and/or Sprint. When the issue was going on with T-mo roaming on AT&T's towers up here, they knew that the problem existed as soon as I called them.

Could be they're experiencing issues. Do you know what carriers any of the other people you text are on? Especially those who haven't noticed an issue?
 
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