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38 minutes ago, PlutoStark said:

Just a heads up to everyone on here. I haven't been using my Pro1 but I'm on Verizon and faced many of the same issues you've all brought up in this thread.

 

Recently I picked up a Surface Duo and was having the same issues (outbound text works, inbound doesn't, etc), and a Verizon tech had us chat in and request "CDMA-LESS" activated on our accounts. This took me 5 minutes and suddenly everything started working perfectly. I moved my SIM to my Pro1 today to see if it improved things and it appears I'm sending/receiving SMS/MMS and all that without any special modifications. Just an FYI if any of you want to try it as well and report back.

 

Happy Pro1'ing!

 

Would appreciate a little more detail.  DId you "Chat In" to the Verizon Tech and he/she then put in the request for you or did a Verizon tech have you chat in somewhere else to make the request. I'm not 100% clear how to reproduce what you did. I know of several Verizon techs I have talked to they have never brought up "CDMA-less activation" although it might just be becoming a thing as EOL for CDMA approaches.

Appreciate the information.

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13 minutes ago, Hook said:

 

Would appreciate a little more detail.  DId you "Chat In" to the Verizon Tech and he/she then put in the request for you or did a Verizon tech have you chat in somewhere else to make the request. I'm not 100% clear how to reproduce what you did. I know of several Verizon techs I have talked to they have never brought up "CDMA-less activation" although it might just be becoming a thing as EOL for CDMA approaches.

Appreciate the information.

I used the chat on the Verizon website and said "Hey, I have a new phone I'm trying to use and having difficulty sending/receiving SMS/MMS. I spoke with a Sr. Verizon Tech online and they told me to ask you to enable "CDMA-LESS" on my account."

 

They quickly agreed and within 30 seconds I had SMS rolling in that wasn't received before.

 

Hopefully that clears it up a bit. I know it sounds rather nebulous but that's the approach I took. Happy to answer any more questions if you have them.

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Many thanks to Windraver for the January 27 post regarding activation with Verizon.

I was dreading the prospect of facing what appears to be, from some comments, a problem-ridden process. Finally worked up the courage to go in yesterday (11-12-2020). I had printed Windraver's detailed instructions, and brought them with me. The Verizon tech provided moral support while I did it myself. She hadn't done anything like this before, so I understand that she didn't want to be responsible if something got screwed up. It went smoothly, and everything is working well. Whew! Cannot thank Windraver enough.

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I have tried everything to get my SMS messaging problem fixed. Nothing worked until I did what PlutoStark suggested and used the Verizon messaging system on verizonwireless.com to request they enable the "CDMA-LESS" option on my phone number. They made the change, and the problem was immediately fixed. 

It may be that this was a cumulative issue, and all the other steps like choosing "LTE Only" and enabling the VoLTE & other options were a part of the solution, but enabling the "CDMA-Less" option was either the solution, or the last step to the solution. Either way, I am sending and receiving texts on Verizon. 

Thank you to all who contributed to solving this problem. 

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Well hell.   After having my Pro1 on Verizon for 10 months - with no problems - as of a few days ago the dreaded "Mobile Network Not Available" message suddenly appeared.  I check network settings, did a factory reset, removed/reinserted the sim card, and then took it into a local Verizon store to see if they could get the phone recognized on their network again.  The sales person was less than helpful, saying...

  • "IMEI isn't recognized on Verizon"
  • "A network update means you can't use the phone now...want to buy a new one?" 
  • "Are you sure this phone was working on our network?"  blah, blah, blah. 

An hour of my time I'll never get back.

I popped my sim into my wife's phone, and it recognized it immediately and allows calls.  Popped it back into my phone and no dice, "Mobile Network Not Available" still.  

Any ideas, Pro1 on Verizon hive mind?  I've got the Pro1x coming in (hopefully) a few months, tho would really like to get this one working again in the meantime.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have - appreciate it!

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22 hours ago, Bones said:

Well hell.   After having my Pro1 on Verizon for 10 months - with no problems - as of a few days ago the dreaded "Mobile Network Not Available" message suddenly appeared.  I check network settings, did a factory reset, removed/reinserted the sim card, and then took it into a local Verizon store to see if they could get the phone recognized on their network again.  The sales person was less than helpful, saying...

  • "IMEI isn't recognized on Verizon"
  • "A network update means you can't use the phone now...want to buy a new one?" 
  • "Are you sure this phone was working on our network?"  blah, blah, blah. 

An hour of my time I'll never get back.

I popped my sim into my wife's phone, and it recognized it immediately and allows calls.  Popped it back into my phone and no dice, "Mobile Network Not Available" still.  

Any ideas, Pro1 on Verizon hive mind?  I've got the Pro1x coming in (hopefully) a few months, tho would really like to get this one working again in the meantime.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have - appreciate it!

Sadly, this is the problem with jerry-rigged solutions and putting the Pro1 on Verizon is jerry-rigging (the mule SIM which fools the network into thinking the Pro1 is a different phone).  Jerry-rigged solutions break.  I had my Pro1 working on Verizon on stock for three months and it broke.  Later, on LOS 18.1 I got it working again, but I didn't like the anxiety of knowing it could (and probably would) break again. This led me to a solution most people don't like but I have come to love.  I have a (relatively) cheap Moto G8 Power as my phone, car phone (Android Auto) and out in the world commercial apps that refuse to go landscape.  The Pro1 is a computer/PDA in my pocket with a very cheap T-Mobile SIM just for when I don't have wifi.

This is a problem with US carriers only.  Most of the rest of the world doesn't face this,  AT&T seems to be having issues now too.  The radios are all there, but the carriers insist on their approval process and a small company may not be able to do that dance. 

As for practical suggestions, I don't have much.  Try going back through the steps in the success post in this thread and see if it retakes?  If you still have the phone it was muled in, try asking for a new replacement SIM (say yours isn't working), activate it in the old phone and then doing all the swap steps again.  I am pretty sure that talking to Verizon won't accomplish anything.

Good luck.  I am very happy with my solution.  I love having a pocket computer. 😉 (  To be fair, there were a couple of other problems besides Verizon that drove me to deconvergence.  I couldn't get my Pro1 to use the car speakers and microphone for hands free.  That was just a deal breaker.)

But the bottom line is that this is a US carrier problem.  Not a Pro1 problem.

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