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Can't send or receive text messages when using phone

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Can't send or receive text messages when using phone numbers. Text works OK if I have a name in my addresses
JA: What OS X (Operating System, e.g. Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, etc.) or iOS are you runninng?
Customer: I have no idea. Hoe do I find that?
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: yes
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: None
JA: Anything else you want the Mac expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't have Mac this is and iPhone 5 s
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  David replied 7 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** to Just Answer. I am reviewing your question and will reply ASAP.

Expert:  David replied 7 months ago.

Have you got iMessage activated, or are you just trying to send a normal SMS message?

Expert:  David replied 7 months ago.

Tap Settings > Messages

What does it say for iMessage?

Expert:  David replied 7 months ago.

Try with and without iMessage enabled, and also make sure to put in the leading zero's in the phone number you are trying to SMS.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Was not helpful! Did not answer my question.

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