Unable to send SMS on US Mobile GSM (T-Mobile MVNO)
#1
I'm able to receive SMS texts, and I can both send and receive phone calls, but I haven't been able to get SMS sending to work. I'm using the correct +1123-4567 number format. I've tried both chatty and modem-manager-gui, but the issue seems to lie somewhere between modem-manager and the actual modem.

Steps to reproduce and debug:
1. Send SMS via chatty
2. Run mmcli -m 0 --messaging-list-sms
Quote:    /org/freedesktop/ModemManager1/SMS/5 (unknown)
3. Run mmcli -m 0 -s 5

Quote:-----------------------------
  General    |      dbus path: /org/freedesktop/ModemManager1/SMS/5
  -----------------------------
  Content    |          number: +1XXXXXXXXXX
            |            text: test
  -----------------------------
  Properties |        pdu type: submit
            | delivery report: requested
4. Explicitly tell mmcli to send the message, by running mmcli -v -m 0 -s 5 --send


Quote:[03 Jul 2020, 13:39:45] [Debug] Assuming '5' is the SMS index
[03 Jul 2020, 13:39:45] [Debug] ModemManager process found at ':1.9'
[03 Jul 2020, 13:39:45] [Debug] SMS found at '/org/freedesktop/ModemManager1/SMS/5'

error: couldn't send the SMS: 'Timeout was reached'


Any help on this would be appreciated.
#2
Sorry for the duplicate post. I was switching windows around when I submitted the post the first time, and I missed the notice that my post would have to be approved by a moderator.
#3
(07-03-2020, 01:04 PM)NoahAndrews Wrote: Sorry for the duplicate post. I was switching windows around when I submitted the post the first time, and I missed the notice that my post would have to be approved by a moderator.
No problem, I've already deleted the older post.

(I've had the double post due to dreaded accidental double mouse button push :-).
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#4
Which version, release, or nightly build are you using ?
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#5
The Mobian July 03 nightly build is working on my Brave Heart running on AT&T PrePaid network.
"OUT of the BOX" with a few minor imperfections.

But Mobian seems to improve on a daily basis.
#6
July 07, 2020

    "20200707 Nightly Build"     ( on AT&T  GSM network )

On a Fresh Boot of Mobian I am having a problem opening my SMS text app.

When I try to open my text app  I get the page     "Start Chatting"  :  then  >   add or activate an account in "Preferences"

  In Preferences you have a choice of :  XMPP   or  Telegram  ...    there is NO  SMS  choice ?

**  I have been getting around this by using a second phone,  
                                                       I send my Mobian phone a text, and then I open the "new text".

      Once I have the "SMS text App"  open the first time  --   it works great after that,       I can close it   AND   RE-open it.

           Huh       But after I re-boot,  it will not open until I get another   fresh     "'incoming text'"

    >>        Can SMS be added to the choices on the preferences page ?

               Thanks,  BC
#7
You don't need to add an "SMS" account.
To start a new SMS you should be able to just click the "+" in the top left corner and
then either choose a contact (if you have added contacts to the contact list) or
enter a new number with the country code prefixed and once the number is correct click "Send To: <number>"

See the attached pictures.


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#8
I do get screens similar to the first and the third examples you have posted,

>  " IF I have an unopened incoming text in my phone. "  <

But if there are no unopened texts,  I get the choices I described before,
  or now I "sometimes get"  the first (chatty) page with a grayed out 'X' at the top corner of the screen.  ? 
       So no response to 'clicking' on the 'X'

This is now using the July 07 nightly build on my Brave Heart phone,  running from a SanDisk 32gb SD card.  (AT&T /, GSM)
  ( I have a copy of the July 08 nightly build ready to put in my phone, I will update this after trying that one )

Thank you for your responses,  Bill
#9
July 08 nightly build :   Brave Heart phone running on an SD card,  AT&T - GSM carrier

Update :
  From a cold boot I am still unable to originate a text.
When I tap the text message icon,  it says 'chats' in the top border,  and 'Start chatting' on the main screen.
The plus sign (+) is greyed out.  If I go to 'preferences screen' there is nothing that helps there.

If I go in through the 'contact book'  I can place a call by tapping  the handset icon.
but tapping the messenger icon just takes me back to the 'preferences' page...then  'start chatting' page,  ... dead end.

A text from my second phone and the text App works just as it is supposed to.  ( I can close and re-open the App after it 'starts' )
    ( though every incoming text is doubled / separate issue ? )

something appears to prevent the text App from initial starting ?

GLAD I have the second phone !

Once the text App is activated and then closed, I can access text by tapping the text/messenger icon on the main screen
or through the contact book via name then tap message or phone icon.

hmm...  Just looked at my text messages,  and the second copy of the incoming messages has disappeared ?
All have single replies now.  ( None are doubled )
Though the phone did just complete an update.
#10
(07-08-2020, 05:57 PM)bcnaz Wrote: July 08 nightly build :   Brave Heart phone running on an SD card,  AT&T - GSM carrier

Update :
  From a cold boot I am still unable to originate a text.
When I tap the text message icon,  it says 'chats' in the top border,  and 'Start chatting' on the main screen.
The plus sign (+) is greyed out.  If I go to 'preferences screen' there is nothing that helps there.

If I go in through the 'contact book'  I can place a call by tapping  the handset icon.
but tapping the messenger icon just takes me back to the 'preferences' page...then  'start chatting' page,  ... dead end.

A text from my second phone and the text App works just as it is supposed to.  ( I can close and re-open the App after it 'starts' )
    ( though every incoming text is doubled / separate issue ? )

something appears to prevent the text App from initial starting ?

GLAD I have the second phone !

Once the text App is activated and then closed, I can access text by tapping the text/messenger icon on the main screen
or through the contact book via name then tap message or phone icon.

hmm...  Just looked at my text messages,  and the second copy of the incoming messages has disappeared ?
All have single replies now.  ( None are doubled )
Though the phone did just complete an update.

I just started seeing the same thing.


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