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    Question about switching from iPhone to Android

    A friend of mine recently swapped out of an iPhone 4s and got Galaxy SII. He's been unable to receive text messages from other iPhones since the switch and he can't call his own house phone. AT&T has been unable to fix the problem and had apparently said "sorry about that" and sent him on his way.

    He's a younger guy that's not particularly good at dealing with people so I'm sure that hasn't helped, but I'm hoping one of you brainy people might have a suggestion that I might try to help the poor sap.

    He's running stick jellybean on an AT&T Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket.

    Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Question about switching from iPhone to Android

    He's going to need to check his APN settings and try and flash another radio if he's getting no signal, if he has signal then the APN settings are more then likely wrong.

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    Re: Question about switching from iPhone to Android

    Thanks for responding! That said, I'm afraid I'm not savvy...though I can certainly look into them.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Question about switching from iPhone to Android

    Another possible cause of the texts is that if the people trying to text him have iPhone, they may be sending as iMessages instead of actual texts, which he naturally wouldn't get as he no longer has an iPhone (I had the sane issue when u ditched my 4S for bye Nexus). He could try having those people delete his contact info then re-add it to clear the iMessage preference.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by leach19m View Post
    Another possible cause of the texts is that if the people trying to text him have iPhone, they may be sending as iMessages instead of actual texts, which he naturally wouldn't get as he no longer has an iPhone (I had the sane issue when u ditched my 4S for bye Nexus). He could try having those people delete his contact info then re-add it to clear the iMessage preference.

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    Exactly. Also, if he still has his 4s (while on wifi) see if he can go into settings and turn off imessage. Be sure an leave the phone of for about an hour to make sure the apple servers get the message. Then he just has to start new message threads using his phone number, maybe even ask his friends to delete old message threads of his.

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    Re: Question about switching from iPhone to Android

    I'll pass all this along! Thanks very much!

    Cheers!

 

 

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