On the off chance that you are utilizing an Android telephone, tablet or any Android gadget, and you can't send an instant message yet you can get approaching instant messages, at that point you have gone to the correct spot. On the off chance that you can send an instant message however at whatever point you send it you generally get the "Message not sent" reaction, this article is for you as well. Be that as it may, we will confine this instructional exercise to Android just, along these lines, on the off chance that you are utilizing cell phones running Windows Mobile or iOS, sorry, it won't help. 

Content informing is perhaps the most established mean of correspondence in presence today. It has exist some time before shrewd mobiles arrived and it is the most straightforward and the least expensive approach to convey. Tragically, the present interpersonal organizations and visit applications are marginally supplanting this safe and inviting methods for correspondence on mobiles. In any case, at that point, a great many people still like to content as opposed to utilize Whatsapp or other outsider social applications out there, presumably in light of the fact that it feels progressively private, you know, no intrusive multimillion organizations observing your exercises. 

Among the perils that the present famous talk applications, for example, Whatsapp have made is extraordinary compulsion - pinging and composing without measure during a time can be addictive since you pay for all intents and purposes nothing for it. By what method can one de-someone who is addicted from such "free" advance methods for correspondence? By returning to the fundamental. 

Typically, one ought to have the option to send and get an instant message when embeddings a SIM card into a telephone just because, however on the off chance that all of a sudden it happens that you can never again send a content yet can get, at that point something is strange. The absolute first thing that may cause this issue is an absent or an off base message focus number. 

What is a message focus number? 

It is a devoted number that is in charge of the conveyance of message sent on a cell phone, much the same as APN (Access Point Name) is in charge of the transferring and downloading of parcel information. Without designing the APN on a web empowered cell phone one can't peruse the web. The message focus number (SMSC) in like manner if not arranged appropriately will hamper instant messages sent from conveying. 

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On Android, designing the message focus number (SMSC) is basic. The issue is each system transporter or supplier has its very own one of a kind focus number. On the off chance that it happens that your instant messages quit conveying and you are getting the "message not sent" warning on your android telephone, at that point you have certainly mess with your system transporter message focus number.

SMS Service Center


SMS Center Number text box

1st Method

How to fix message center number on a single SIM Android phones:

  1. Go to "Messages" or "Messaging" (depending on your phone)
  2. Click on the menu button and select "Settings" from the options that appeared
  3. In the Settings menu, click on "Text Messages" or SMS (depending on your phone)
  4. Select "SMS Service Center" or "Service center" (depending on your phone)
  5. Enter your network carrier center number in the text field
  6. Press "Ok" to save.

How to fix message center number on dual SIM Android phones:

  1. Go to "Messages" or "Messaging" (depending on your phone)
  2. Click on the menu button and select "Settings" from the options that appeared
  3. In the Settings menu, click on "Text Messages" or SMS (depending on your phone)
  4. Select "SMS Service Center" or "Service center" (depending on your phone)
  5. You will be asked to choose the SIM you want to configure
  6. Select the SIM you want to configure its center number
  7. Enter your network carrier center number in the text field that will be presented
  8. Press "Ok" to save

2nd Method 

Some rare or rather weird Android phones from manufacturers like Samsung, HTC e.t.c may not have the "SMS Center Number" listed under message settings. If you cannot find where you can insert the center number on your device, follow this steps.

SMSC configuration


  1. Go to your phone dial and dial this number *#*#4636#*#*
  2. Select "Phone Information" from the menu that will be presented to you
  3. Scroll down to the bottom.
  4. At the very bottom, you will see "SMSC" and a text box right in front of it
  5. Insert your network SMS center number in the text box
  6. Click the "Update" button to save


To know your network message center number, you can simply call your network customer supports and ask. However, to save some people the stress we will be providing top U.S, U.K, Canada, and Nigeria network carrier message center numbers. They are as follows:

United States

T-Mobile: +12063130004
Verizon Wireless: +316540951000
AT&T: +13123149810


United Kingdom

Virgin Mobile: +447958879890
Three: +447782000800
Vodafone: +447785016005
TalkTalk: +447785011324
EE: +447958879879


Canada

Bell Mobility: +14382762000
Telus: +16475800172
Rogers Wireless: +17057969300


Nigeria

MTN: +234803000000
Globacom (GLO): +2348050001501
Airtel: +2348020000009
Etisalat (9Mobile): +2348090001518


We saw that a few people were as yet unfit to change or refresh their telephone SMSC utilizing the primary technique and second strategy above, so we are giving another technique in which you can refresh your Android telephone message focus number incase the past strategies does not work for you. 

We emphatically propose you connected this strategy in the event that others neglected to work for you.

3rd Method


  1. Download GO SMS Pro messaging app from here and install it on your phone (version 5.44)
  2. Open the app and set it as your default SMS app
  3. Click the menu button at the top left (or simply swipe left) and select "Settings"
  4. Click "Send&Receive"
  5. Scroll down to the bottom, under the "Advance" menu select "SMS/MMS Advance settings"
  6. You will see the "Enable customized SMSC" option, enable this option by tapping the On/Off switch
  7. Right underneath the "Enable customized SMSC" click the Customized SMSC number and insert your network SMSC number into the text box
  8. Click Ok to save


After applying the following steps, you should be able to successfully send a text message using GO SMS.
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