Welcome!

Welcome to the official BlackBerry Support Community Forums.

This is your resource to discuss support topics with your peers, and learn from each other.

inside custom component

BlackBerry® Curve™

Reply
New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-10-2012
My Device: Curve 8520
My Carrier: KPN

Can't send text message / SMS to someone not in my contacts

When I try to send a text message to a mobile number without having that number in my contacts I can't send it. The send button doesn't even appear.

I can send text messages just fine to people who are in my contacts list though.

What can be the problem here?

 

I'm using a BB Curve 9360

Retired
Posts: 2,649
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: 9500, 8110, 8700, 8220, 9100, 9800, 9810, Z10

Re: Can't send text message / SMS to someone not in my contacts

Hello Kaetje

 

Sorry to hear about your issue. 

 

When you are entering the phone number are you adding in the area code? 

 

Let us know if this works for you. 

-SR

 

Come follow your BlackBerry Technical Team on twitter! @BlackBerryHelp

Be sure to click Kudos! for those who have helped you.

Click Solution? for posts that have solved your issue(s)!

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-07-2013
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: Telstra

Re: Can't send text message / SMS to someone not in my contacts

Experiencing the same issue here on a 9900. I've tried using the area code (ie. +614xxxxxxxx) but it still doesn't provide a 'send' option for the text message. The texting works only if I add the number as a contact, which seems like a very preverse idea of a feature indeed!
New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-08-2013
My Device: Bold 9650
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Can't send text message / SMS to someone not in my contacts

Got to your text messages and select C for compose.

In the To: (type in phone number with area code no dashes)

You will have 3 options after you type in the number:

 

Phone: (All capital letters)

Email:  (the number you just typed)

Lookup: (the number you just typed)

 

Select Email: (the number you just typed).  A second To: appears, ignore this and move your mouse down to the text section.  Enter your text.  Hit the the blackberry symbol button to the left of your mousepad and select send.

 

Voila!  text message sent to a phone number that is not in your contact list.

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-08-2013
My Device: Bold 9650
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Can't send text message / SMS to someone not in my contacts

[ Edited ]

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-22-2013
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9930
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Can't send text message / SMS to someone not in my contacts

This solution works well, thank you mrgecko74. Shame on Blackberry, though, for over-complicating something that every other mobile phone mfg handles in an easy and standard way.