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    Default iphone does not receive sms from <4 digits number
    unlocked iphone can't receive sms's from numbers with less than 6 digits or from non numerical sources. I am sure there is an apple script somewhere to fix this issue similar to fixing the international caller identification.
    Can anyone help on this issue.

    Thanks

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    I have the same problem, but unfortunately no solution.

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    i have no problem receiving sms from 4 and 5 digits phone number. these are banks' or my carrier's SMS

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    i Have the same problem i cant riceve the SMS from my Bank and from Provider am using it in Dubai and this is the only think that i hate in my Iphone is there any solution for it or any way how to fix it

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    what did u guys enter to replace the format in ABFormat???

    when i check plist file, my country's entry has 3 format
    XXXXXXXX
    +65 XXXXXXXX
    001 $

    so i used all three format to replace the entry in 'us'. i dunno wha'ts the last one '001 $' is for.... maybe it for 3 digits or more?

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    Thank you Revan for your solution. However my problem is only with non numerical sms and with sms that are coming from service companies such as your bank, service provider, etc...does your solution fix this problem?

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    I have exactly the same problem - I'm in Australia and my carrier sends me voicemail reminders, my bank sends me security sms's.

    Each of these come in as +61 xxx xxx xxx and the + means the iphone doesnt receive them. Does this fix solve this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peeInMyPantz View Post
    what did u guys enter to replace the format in ABFormat???
    Where can I find ABFormat.plist?

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    Btw. same problem after upgrading to 1.1.1.

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    SO is there a solution yet? My bank has a security thing where when I send money to another account for the first time I have to enter a code sent to me by SMS and I cannot receive these sms's on my iphone....

    Getting very annoying to have to switch my sim card to my old phone whenever I buy something off ebay which doesn't have paypal...

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    ya i m havin the same problem..cannot receive sms from Banks,Carrier Sms etc...how do i fix it..
    step by step guide would be really grat for a newbie like me..
    Thanks to all in advance.

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    I have the same also, i am on 1.1.1 and cannot receive sms from a sender like "800ADDC". Actually, i receive the SMS, but it shows from "800" and with a single garbled character and a date of July 2000.

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    Default sms problem on 1.1.1
    I've got the same problem receiving sms from web-sites etc

    Does the solution work for 1.1.1 firmware, I've downloaded bbupdater and installed into /usr/bin on iphone

    Where do I get the eep and fls files for 1.1.1 (they don't exist on phone or in downloaded 1.1.1 firmware )

    Thanks for any help you can give.

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    Same problem here... can't receive sms from my bank and from my carrier... i'm from Mexico..

    Have anybody found something about this?

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    this is to confirm that the 1.1.1 firmware update does deal with this issue, but does not completely solve it. I have recently upgraded to 1.1.1 and all received SMS are now displayed on the phone (short numbers and alphanumerical numbers). Sms from short numbers are running perfectly but messages with an alphanumeric sender show only the sender name, with an empty message, and a wrong date several years in the past.

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    I can confirm this too...I really need to view the empty sms's cause my signal drops from time to time and my voicemail informs me via sms that i've been called,so i can't see who called me cause all i get is a empty sms.Is there a fix for this?

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    Actually, firmware 1.1.2 fixes this issue. Updated about two weeks ago and so far no SMS was lost. So just update and get rid of this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieschwai View Post
    Actually, firmware 1.1.2 fixes this issue. Updated about two weeks ago and so far no SMS was lost. So just update and get rid of this problem.
    hope 1.1.2 is stable now..many app are not yet working there as wiki mentioned
    Last edited by theone77; 11-25-2007 at 11:05 AM.

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    I do not use many 3rd party apps but so far 1.1.2 is even more stable and a real joy to use.

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