Unable to send SMS text messages using BlackBerry smartphones that operate on CDMA networks

by Retired ‎02-16-2010 12:14 PM - edited ‎02-17-2010 03:48 PM (4,854 Views)


This article applies to the following:

  • BlackBerry® Java® Development Environment (BlackBerry JDE) 4.0 and later
  • SDR120356


When attempting to send a Short Message Service (SMS) text message programmatically using the Wireless Messaging API (WMA) on a BlackBerry smartphone that operates on Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks, a java.io.IOException is encountered.

The BlackBerry smartphones possibly affected by this issue include:

  • BlackBerry® 7130 smartphone
  • BlackBerry® 7250 smartphone
  • BlackBerry® 8703e smartphone
  • BlackBerry® 8830 smartphone
  • BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330 smartphone
  • BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8130 smartphone


To work around this issue, use a DatagramConnection instead as as described in this article.


This is a previously reported issue that has been escalated internally to our development team. No resolution time frame is currently available.