I cannot text my brother but he can text me
I have had my straight talk phone a little over a week and I have a minor (but starting to become a major one) I cannot text my brother. I am in NY he is in CA but both our numbers have the same area code cause he got his phone in NY before going out west. I can text other people and they can text me, but when my brother texts me I get it but when I send him one or reply I get this:
+1121611611 (brother's number) Error Invalid Number. Please re-send using a valid 10 digit mobile number or valid short code.
I KNOW my brother's number is valid as I can call him fine on it and he can message me on it. I called ST support and we tried removing battery, and sim card (I have the ZTE Merit 'android') and put them back in and rebooted same thing. I talked to the AT&T people as they carry a version of the phone but since it is a ST phone they could not really help but they suggested me deleting my brother's contact info and re entering it both with and without his area code. same error, I was gonna exchange the phone thinking I have a bad phone, but I tried one last thing, I reset the phone back to factory settings and tried sending one by entering his ph # and it went through (no error this time) so I thought I fixed it.
well after entering my Google account and getting my contacts back I sent him another one to see if he got the older one okay and I JUST got the dang Error Invalid Number problem. so, what do you guys think, is it the phone which I HOPE it is. do not get me wrong I LOVE the phone the quality of calls is great and the 3G works very well, it is just the ONE person I text the most cannot get my texts and it is driving me up the dang wall
FYI I cannot text anybody I thought it was only my brother I could not text i sent one to a buddy of mine and it just bounced back, so please help.
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