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Texts not sending to foreign (German) phones


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I am currently in Germany and I have discovered that texts I am sending to German phones are not being received most of the time - the odd text has been received but the vast majority do not arrive. I can text my friends and family back in England with no problem . I can use data and call German phones with no problem! I am using an iPhone 6s

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Hello @Miriam1919,

That's odd.

What about calls? Are these working okay? It may be an issue with the coverage. Are you sending the messages via iMessage?

Try turning OFF iMessage and then sending it. It may be trying to send the texts over data and you may have an issue with data services preventing this.

Is data affected at all?

Mohammed
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Yes all calls to all mobiles are fine, data is also fine, I am not using imessage- most of the German phones I’m trying to send to are android phones anyway. It really is odd that just some texts don’t send!
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Hello @Miriam1919,

Are the messages showing sent but never received or are you seeing an error?

Try checking out the following article:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204065

My guess is that iPhone to iPhone is working okay?

Mohammed

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