Problem receiving SMSes on iPhone
Posted on 2011-10-14
Until yesterday, I started receiving this notification whenever I try to send an SMS:
"Your SMS mailbox is full. New messages cannot be received until you delete some messages."
The message is clear enough but I find this quite out of the ordinary.
I have had my iPhone 3GS for over two years and I have never deleted one SMS and I've sent tens-of-thousands of SMS over it's lifetime and have never had an indication of my mailbox being filling up.
All of sudden, I've started getting this message, oddly enough, right after updating from iOS4 to iOS5 two days ago.
Some people I know have been having the same problem; even those who have not updated to iOS5 yet.
I've tried deleting some SMSes, restarting my iPhone, restoring my iPhone from a backup, clearing the settings and still no luck.
However, I would like to try avoiding deleting all my SMSes as the hold sentimental value.
Is this a known problem and does anyone know how I can fix this problem?
Thank you in advance.