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I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I am able to receive texts from

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I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I am able to receive texts from everyone except one person, but I can receive calls and pictures from the person. His texts just won't come through
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: How do I find the make and model?
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: It has been going on since last night
JA: Anything else you want the phone expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No. that's it
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cell Phones
Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

I am Samuel let me see if I can help.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ok
Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

I am finding a solution.

Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

Does the other person have an Iphone?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No, he also has an android
Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

Had your same problem on S4. Discovered that there is a Spam folder in the SMS folder which can register contacts and then block SMSs from them. To see if this is the case goto your list of SMSs. hit the menu button (to the left of the home button). There should be an option 'Spam Messages'. If you see messages here it means that possibly you have some contacts marked as spam. To check it out, hit the menu button again. Select the last option 'Settings'. Scroll till the very bottom of the list to find 'Spam message settings' and check out the lists under 'Spam Numbers'.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have tried that already. On the S3, there is no spam setting.
Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

I think they got rid of that with an update. What message app do you use?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I just use the message app that originally comes on the phone
Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

Try going into the apps and find the message app. Clear cache clear data

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have done that as well
Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

Delete all his contacts and re enter them?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I did it. Unfortunately, he is not within service range for me to get him to text me right now
Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

Also it was suggested you clear cache/data from settings /apps/contacts. and reboot the phone.

Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

I won't be around much longer but let me know the results please.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have done that. I will let you know if any of this works.
Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

This one should not be this hard. We will over come it!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I know. If it doesn't work, maybe it's time for a new phone. Hope not though
Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

We will get it working (but the s3 is a little tiny bit old) :)

Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

I will talk with you later!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I guess it is an old model, but I haven't had it that long
Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

Any luck?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It's working fine now.
Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

Awesome! Awesome!

Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

Kindly rate my service at the top of your question page if my answer helped so I am rewarded for my time; tips appreciated :)
Otherwise please reply back if you need further assistance. Thank you, Samuel

Expert:  Samuel White replied 9 months ago.

Is there any other help you need? If not please rate so I can close this request! Thanks so much!

Expert:  Samuel White replied 8 months ago.

Kindly rate my service 5 stars at the top of your question page if my answer helped so I can close out our conversation.
Otherwise please reply back if you need further assistance. Thank you, Samuel

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