Today, playing around with Info menu ( *#*#4636#*#* ), somehow I reset my SMSC number. For those who don't know what it is, this is the number used by your phone to forward sms, and is specific for every carrier.
My carrier, which is Vodafone Italy, has +393492000200, as you can find out on any "normal" phone with a Vodafone IT sim in .
Btw, in "phone info" submenu you can set ("update") or show up ("refresh") current smsc configuration. Oddly enough, this 2 buttons have the same label in italian translation ("aggiorna"), so if you have the same problem with other translations, please remember that left button will update your smsc number, while right button just show it up.
When I deleted the working config, I was not able to send any text, as expected, but I couldn't even set the right number back, God knows why! All I got in the number field was an "update error" message. I tried several number, wrote them with and without international prefix, but nothing worked.
Finally I got a friend's sim, who is on Vodafone too, and rebooted my phone with the sim this in. First of all I inspected which was the configured smsc number, wrote it down, rebooted with my sim in, updated my sim configuration without getting any error, and got back a sms-capable phone!
If you are asking which the strangeness was, well, the right number for the Vodafone Italy smsc is:
which is definitely NOT a Vodafone phone number, it is not a phone number at all!!!
Can you please report your configured smsc number and your carrier, just to check if there's something wrong with my Galaxy???
Thanks in advance!
Edited by liquid_it, 08 September 2010 - 05:39 PM.