08-09-2019 04:46 PM
Can you provide some more information such as what device you have, are you in the UK, when did this problem start?
Have you checked EE Network Status Checker?
08-09-2019 10:11 PM
@carob : For sending texts, check your phone has the Message Centre no. setting for EE as +447958879879.
17-09-2019 08:25 PM
Having the same problem. Bought a pay-as-you-go SIM, and unfortunately no one told me I needed to text "ROAMING" to 150. Flew to Italy, and now I can't send any outbound texts to activate anything.
This is on a Pixel 2 running Android 9 and I've already tried:
- Turning the phone off and on again (multiple times)
- Clearing the cache/storage on the messaging app
- Going to *#*#4636#*#* > Phone Information > SMSC > and updating it to "+447958879879",145
Any other ideas on how I can get my text messaging to work? Thanks in advance for any info you can provide!
17-09-2019 08:39 PM - edited 17-09-2019 08:40 PM
@mook : No one told you to text "ROAMING" to 150 cuz you don't on PAYG. Roaming is auto-enabled for PAYG.
Did you use this PAYG SIM in UK before you left? EE PAYG SIMs need 1st activationg on EE's home UK network.
17-09-2019 09:04 PM
Yup - made a call, browsed online, and it all worked fine in the UK. It asked me to restart to activate, which I did. But now that I'm in Italy, my data doesn't work, my SMS doesn't, and only the voice line works.
And yes - I've already activated roaming and mobile access in the Android settings.
17-09-2019 09:12 PM
I've already activated roaming and mobile access in the Android settings.
Did you activate data roaming on the phone?
17-09-2019 09:13 PM
I'm pretty sure it's something else also because assuming there was an issue with the phone's data settings, then at a minimum, SMS should work - but it doesn't...
17-09-2019 09:25 PM
I seem to remember being told that SMS uses the data network but w/out consuming data.
All you gotta do is check your Data Roaming setting.
18-09-2019 09:34 AM
I "resolved" my issue. Spoke to someone in tech support - they were very friendly and informative.
That said, I'm horribly disappointed with the lack of guidance & information on the packaging and by the clerk at WH Smith where I bought it.
Apparently you need to make an OUTGOING call or text message in the UK before going to the EU for the SIM card to work - none of which is stated anywhere on the packaging or instructions.
Online people mentioned in forums that you have to "use" the card before you leave, but the fact that I had an incoming call doesn't count as "use" to activate the card - nor does the fact that EE sent me a text message saying my phone is activated count to actually activate it for EU use. So basically my card is a dud now, and since I won't be flying back through the UK, I just flushed 25 quid down the drain and EE can't/won't even issue me a refund... =(
18-09-2019 10:41 AM
Yup - they said refunds can only be issued to UK residents.
I'm obviously annoyed, but to be honest, I'd just really like to see them include something more obvious in the packaging so it doesn't happen to other travelers.
It's upsetting because it just seems like a cheap trick to drive up their revenue without incurring any more load on the network.
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