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  1. 5050punk's Avatar
    I have an issue with my Nokia Lumia 920 where if I'm in a group text thread, texts from one of my friends come through blank, while everyone else in the thread comes through just fine. The friend that sends the blank texts is using a Droid DNA, whereas most of the people that work are using iPhones or Blackberries. The weird thing is that if he sends a picture in the thread, it comes through fine. If he added text along with the picture, I can read that too. But straight text messages always come through empty. The participants in the conversation with non Windows Phones can see the messages just fine, so it appears to be a problem on the Windows Phone end. Another one of my friends that has the same phone experiences the same issue as me with these conversations.

    Has anyone run into this, and is there a way to work around it? Is this a known Windows Phone bug?

    Thanks.
    06-24-2013 11:24 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    What carrier do you have? What carrier do your friends have?
    06-25-2013 12:18 AM
  3. iuswade's Avatar
    I have the exact issue described in this thread. On my AT&T Nokia Lumia 920, I cannot receive group messages (or MMS) from one friend who has a Droid DNA (Verizon). The messages do come through if there is a picture attached. I do not have this problem with any other device, carrier or OS. It must be a way that the DNA sends MMS.

    Any one figure this issue out yet?
    07-12-2013 08:33 PM
  4. tsnatcher's Avatar
    I take it this has not been resolved yet? I have the same issue on my 920. I get blank texts from a droid on Verizon, but all other phones and networks seem fine. If anyone figured this out I would appreciate it.
    10-14-2013 11:40 AM
  5. madmoondog's Avatar
    Let me chime in and say I have the exact same issue. The offender is on an HTC android on Verizon. He can tm and mms me directly no problem but as soon as it goes to group they are blank
    10-30-2013 01:54 PM
  6. Michael Roy's Avatar
    I have the same issue as well and have yet to find a solution....is there a fix to this problem. My friend is using a HTC One on verizon. When he sends me a text outside of group messaging it works but in a group it just shows a blank from him.
    11-16-2013 09:55 AM
  7. SeeVuPlay's Avatar
    Same here...it started yesterday. 925 TMO
    11-16-2013 10:10 AM
  8. bigbmc26's Avatar
    I'm having a similar issue, but my problem is when I reply in the group text, no text comes through. Just blank bubbles on my friends using iphones. This doesn't happy every time though. Last night we were texting, and mine just stopped going through the group. They only got blank bubbles. Individual texts to each worked fine to each. Even pictures sent fine in the group chat. Just no words. WTH!? Has this happened to anyone? T-Mobile using a 925...
    11-17-2013 09:42 AM
  9. SeeVuPlay's Avatar
    Anyone have this figured out yet
    11-20-2013 11:56 AM
  10. bigbmc26's Avatar
    Anyone have this figured out yet
    Nope, some over on the T-Mobile support site are saying this is a T-Mobile issue. I don't see how when the issue only happens on my 925 and not my Z10.
    11-20-2013 01:23 PM
  11. MalkyZ's Avatar
    This recently just started happening to me as well, and I'm using a Lumia 925. My friends with iPhones are getting blank bubbles from me but individual texts go through fine. Group messaging was working perfectly before. I hope they are aware and working on it...whoever is responsible for it (T-mo or Microsoft)
    11-20-2013 09:53 PM
  12. dawindbag's Avatar
    I'm having this issue. When I send a group text from my T-Mo 925 my iPhone using friend gets a blank message.

    Going to have to do some testing to see if I can isolate it by device or carrier, or if its all recipients.
    11-21-2013 05:00 PM
  13. Rubenidas's Avatar
    I'm having this issue. When I send a group text from my T-Mo 925 my iPhone using friend gets a blank message.

    Going to have to do some testing to see if I can isolate it by device or carrier, or if its all recipients.
    Go to your message settings and turn on "MMS Delivery Confirmation". It is pretty annoying since you will get a confirmation text every time you reply (for each contact in your group) but this seemed to do the trick for me. I got this from another thread on here regarding the same issue.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...-messages.html
    11-26-2013 11:23 AM
  14. Rubenidas's Avatar
    Nope, some over on the T-Mobile support site are saying this is a T-Mobile issue. I don't see how when the issue only happens on my 925 and not my Z10.
    I think its a problem for Windows Phones on T-Mobile only ... seems all the people in the other threads are T-Mobile users as well. My co-worker has 920 w/ATT and she says shes never had a problem. I on the other hand (HTC 8X on T-Mobile) I could not participate in group messaging until now that i found a "Fix". See my reply above. Also check out the link to the other thread i posted.
    11-26-2013 11:29 AM
  15. eben11's Avatar
    Same issue. I have a Lumia 925 and when I send group texts anyone with an iPhone gets a blank text. Others without an iPhone will receive the text though. It seems like it only started happening after I did the last phone update.
    12-02-2013 10:34 AM
  16. Marconis4's Avatar
    I'm having a similar issue, but for me, I can't even see that a text was sent. I only notice I've been group messaged when people start responding. It only happens with iPhones, and I think it may have something to do with the fact that I switched from an iPhone to WP. It's incredibly annoying and yes, iMessage has been turned off and the device is no longer registered.
    12-02-2013 06:20 PM
  17. tfracs33's Avatar
    I have an HTC 8x on Verizon and I do not receive the original text (I believe just from iPhones) when a group message is sent, just the replies. This has been happening for more than 6 months and when I called Verizon, they said it was a limitation of the iPhone to send group messages. Sounded like a made up answer to me, but it is very annoying especially when my phone is used for business.
    12-02-2013 06:57 PM
  18. Marconis4's Avatar
    I have an HTC 8x on Verizon and I do not receive the original text (I believe just from iPhones) when a group message is sent, just the replies. This has been happening for more than 6 months and when I called Verizon, they said it was a limitation of the iPhone to send group messages. Sounded like a made up answer to me, but it is very annoying especially when my phone is used for business.
    Same exact issue here! This is a made up answer, because I used to be able to receive group messages from iPhones just fine through MMS, but ever since I switched from my 1-month stint with an iPhone, this has been ongoing.
    12-02-2013 07:08 PM
  19. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T. I had this problem too, I would receive blank texts from my MIL using an HTC Android on Verizon. My wife could read the replies fine, just not me. Group texts from other people using iPhones and androids went through fine. Now she has upgraded to an S4 and the issue seems to have gone away for the time being.
    12-03-2013 12:33 PM
  20. bsipe9's Avatar
    This is very annoying. I don't use group texting a ton, but I know it was working fine in early November. A week ago however, some buddies started a group text marathon regarding the college football games and all they see are blank messages from me. Only one of the 5 has an iPhone, the others android on various networks (none on T-Mo like me and my Lumia 810).
    12-06-2013 09:12 PM
  21. cikub's Avatar
    It seems there may be two separate issues:1) the inability to receive group messages from some non-Win phones and 2) the inability of some Win phones to send group messages to some non-Win phones.

    The OP has the first issue, and I am having the same one on my AT&T Lumia 1520. Someone sent a group message to me and another person. Any messages from the originator are blank to me but visa le to the other recipient. When the other recipient replies, I can see her message just fine. When the originator replies, the texts are still blank.

    One interesting thing is that the pop down notification that announced the originator's texts indicated that the message contained non-text data (I can't remember the exact wording). A first, I thought she might have sent a photo, but I'm confident it's really just text.

    C
    01-07-2014 10:23 AM
  22. eben11's Avatar
    Same issue. I have a Lumia 925 and when I send group texts anyone with an iPhone gets a blank text. Others without an iPhone will receive the text though. It seems like it only started happening after I did the last phone update.
    I was able to resolve my issue by doing a factory reset on my phone. Everything seems to be working fine now.
    01-08-2014 10:58 AM
  23. sfiorito's Avatar
    Any news on this? My wife can't receive group texts from one of her friends that has an HTC One on Verizon (we're on ATT). Everyone else on iOS and Android and all carriers is fine.
    01-19-2014 09:55 PM
  24. eben11's Avatar
    I would suggest doing a hard reset on the phone. That fixed the problem for me.
    01-20-2014 04:56 PM
  25. gblpgurl's Avatar
    I would not recommend a factory reset. I first started noticing this when we got a new person at work that didn't have an iPhone. I was the only on on the normal group message without an iPhone, but group messages came and were sent just fine to my Lumia 920. I am on AT&T. New person started with a "dumb" smart phone (i.e., not iPhone, Android, or WP), and I never once received group messages from her. I could still send and receive messages from her directly outside of the group message just fine. She upgraded to an Android, still on T-mobile, and the problem continued. I upgraded to a Lumia 1020, and the problem still continues. I have temporarily downgraded back to my 920 (cracked screen on 1020), and it made no difference that I had previously factory reset it in preparation of selling the phone.
    05-20-2014 09:35 PM
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