In this article, I will show you a step-by-step guide on how to fix a SIM card that cannot receive and send text messages. SIM is an acronym that stands for Subscriber Identity Module.

As a digital marketer, you need to cold message your clients. Unluckily, sometimes, you notice that receiving and sending text messages are prevented from occurring on your SIM card, hence the creation of this guide. You may see my expert guide on how to start a digital marketing business.

Has your sim card been broken and cannot be able to receive and or text important text messages? I had experienced this issue before, and could not send and receive text messages via my SIM. But the good news is that I have resolved it.

Now, if you’re suffering like I had experienced before, then continue reading this guide as I am going to show you how I did. Regardless of any type of SIM card you use, the guide that I will show will be useful for you.

Reasons why your SIM cannot receive and send text messages

The reason why a sim card cannot receive or send text messages is that you usually get text messages at a high rate, thus, some messages get hung in the server thereby preventing you from receiving them untimely or not at all entirely.

Every SIM card has its specific message center number. The SIM card’s message center number is unique and differs from one to the other. Any message that you are sending or receiving must pass through your message center number.

When your SIM card message center is filled, you will not be able to send and receive messages until you clear it off. So, in this guide, I will show you how you can use your phone to clear off your SIM card message center number for free. You may also need to see our handpicked top email marketing platforms for digital marketers.

How to update the message center number of your SIM card to be able to effectively receive and send text messages

  • On your android phone, dial *#*#4636#*#*
  • Click the Phone Information tab
  • After the Phone Information tab has been clicked, then
  • Keep scrolling until you see the SMSC menu
  • At this point, enter or edit the message center number
  • Finally, click UPDATE tab.
How to fix if sim card cannot receive and send text messages by yourself with Android phone
How to reset message center number of all networks on Android mobile phone

  • On a small phone, open the Message menu.
  • Press the right-hand-side Okay
How to reset message center number on small phone so that your sim can receive and send text messages
  • Then click the SETTING tab
  • Now, you can reset the message center number of your SIM card.
How to reset message center number on small (non android) phone
  • To reset your message center number, just change the last number to another number. I.e., if your message center number ends with 9, then replace it with 8 and vice versa.

If you’ve followed the guide in this article above, then by now you have successfully updated your SIM card’s message center number and can receive and send text messages. You may also see my guide on how much it costs to get a website in Nigeria.

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Folake

    You didn’t state the number that I’ll use for my message center number because mine is blanked and I don’t know what to use

  2. Tamarau emi

    About stories is lovely, but I wanted to be consider in the arm of not receiving and sending messages

  3. Pizzypeter

    Thanks d message really work for me just now i really appreciate

  4. Tunde Adefolaju

    The article was not helpful. It doesn’t state clearly what I must do to know the message or phone centre. You can only edit what you know

  5. Tunde Adefolaju

    The Glo SIM Message Centre number did not show up in the links provided. So it wasn’t possible to edit it. I was back to square one.

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