04-11-2011 05:47 AM
06-11-2011 05:14 PM
Another person who has had this issue. I have only had the phone for a couple of weeks and I already want to chuck it out of the window.
My firmware version is 2.3.3 as well.
It's incredibly frustrating - not to mention time consuming - being ferried from the 191 helpdesk to the store and back again with each staff member you encounter giving you wildly conflicting views.
This issue was first pointed out well over a month ago now and there seems to be no progress whatsoever apart from what seems like a bog standard fob off.
Will you be reducing or discounting our monthly contract charge considering we are not fully receiving the service we signed up for? I don't think being able to send a text message and have confidence that the receipient receives it is a lot to ask from a mobile phone operator?
06-11-2011 10:32 PM
Vodafone are aware of this as you can see but the S plus has not got a massive following as the Galaxy S.
Now the Rom is the problem there is a Bug on it People that have the unbranded version have not got this problem.
Now the Galaxy s users are stuck on 2.3.3 same as you and we have no idea on when Vodafone will roll out a update, Most of them are choosing to debrand
What Vodafone do not realise is that Updates are needed
But we think Vodafone pay a Company to do the updates and this costs them money to do
Now the eforum team on here also have the same problem finding out when roms are coming out.
Now looking at Sammoblie Firmware list
2.3.5 is out for Vodafone
Scroll down to provider firmware
If your not getting this contact your local samsung service centre and they can flash this for you
also make sure Kies is upto date
07-11-2011 11:17 PM - edited 07-11-2011 11:19 PM
Thanks for the reply Northern-dj.
I don't mean to be rude and I don't think I am being unreasonable in saying that it is not my problem that the S Plus does not have a massive following. I am paying for a service that I am not receiving. Vodafone should be aware of any pitfalls and express these before issuing the phone or at the very least be working tirelessly to rectify them; not leave their customers waiting for well over a month without any indication of any progress. I do not see it as my responsibility nor do I have the time to be phoning them, or Samsung for that matter, up every other minute to continually try and get a quite basic function to work. When recieving a brand new handset, it should be in full working order and if it isn't, Vodafone should be doing everything to make sure it is.
08-11-2011 01:10 AM
i agree with you what was ment was, If a phone like the s2 had this and as its a massive seller it would ring alarm bells higher up your device is a good bit of kit and as you said out of the box it should be working Vodafone need to take this more seriously then ther are doing (Not the eforums fault )
Now i was at my local service centre and they no all about this and he showed me a phone doing the same as yours
he has debranded it as the firmware has a fault foc for his customer and he showed me it working after so it proves there is somthing wroung now if you phoned Samsung up they will just send you back to Vodafone
Lets hope Vodafone sort this out
Hopfully a firmware update will fix this but they need to let there customers no what happening
11-11-2011 04:15 PM
Is there any update on this? As well as long messages failing I also get 99% of my short messages fail the first time, although when I do a resend they work!
I only got my S Plus 2 weeks ago - which is after this thread started. I went back to the store last week to make sure I wasn't being an idiot and hadn't got some sort of limitation set. The guy in the store tried to tell me it was a message centre problem. I couldn't understand this as when you do a resend on a small message it sends okay.
My mates were beginning to think I'd gone loopy 'cos I was resending the long failed messages over and over again, and they were getting the first part over and over again.
If there is a known bug with something, which there clearly is, then why on earth are the stores still selling these phones and even worse, not warning you there is a problem.
Like everyone else I too am on firmware version 2.3.3
16-11-2011 04:41 PM
PDA : I9001BUKG1
PHONE : I9001BUKG1
CSC : I9001VODKF3
Build Info : The Juk 7 16:13:53 KST 2011
I've got into the habit now of selecting and copying all the text in the SMS prior to sending and then pasting into a new message if there's a failure. I really like the phone but this 'feature' is doing my head in.
If a firmware update will fix the problem can you post instructions here please?
18-11-2011 09:19 AM
I have just posted the below in a smilar thread before I discovered this thread.
'I am having the same problem and it is extremely frustrating that the staff in the call centre are not aware of the problem. I made 4 phone calls regarding this issue and not once has anyone mentioned that you are aware of the problem. It was only when I decided to look online after the call centre were unable to resolve the problem that I found this.
This really needs to be sorted ASAP. I need to be in contact with my colleagues by text when I am not in the workshop - without this facility, the business is not running efficiently and therefore I am loosing money. Will Vodafone be compensating all the Samsung Galaxy S Plus customers who have not had use of the services that they pay for? If not then I am likely to be cancelling my new contract, returning the phone and going back to O2.'
And I have now read through this thread and realised that this has been going on since September!! This is ridiculous! How long does it take to come up with a solution?
19-11-2011 09:09 AM
I think that I've fixed the problem on my phone.
Following the instructions from this forum I downloaded and installed Kies on my laptop then used that to upgrade to the latest firmware on my phone. I'm now on Firmware Version 2..3.5
I've not had a failed sms yet - which is quite something for this device.
19-11-2011 02:30 PM
20-11-2011 11:06 AM
There is another thread running on this topic. I solved this problem by downloading latest version of Kies software from Samsung and updating the firmware via this software.
17-06-2013 08:27 AM
Thanks for joining the eForum!
Did you manage to try the instructions found in jimsuter's post above? These sorts of hiccups can be fixed with a simple software update which you can do via Kies on your computer.
Can you also let me know which software version you're running by going into 'Settings', 'About' and 'Software' Information'?
02-07-2013 08:42 PM
i had sms issues...when i had the Nexus S..i could sent a really long message and it wouldnt convert to an MMS...great stuff..as having unlimited texts this meant i didnt get charged for MMS messages....BUT...when i got my Galaxy Nexus.....it converted long SMS messages into MMS!! Deffo a software issue...strange though as both handsets arnt branded versions....as previously stated, unbranded versions of other phones didnt have this issue....well clearly not....sounds like VF are trying to cash in and charge for an MMS, instead of people using their inclusive text message bundle....
30-11-2013 08:57 PM
Vodafone really are a waste of space.
I had problems with MMS on a Samsung Galaxy Fame, service not enabled at server end.
After a month of being patient and going through the correct channels (Online chat, eforum and Vodafone high street shop) I gave up and got my (PAYG) phone unlocked.
I've tried both 02 and T-mobile. Both set up MMS automatically as soon as you register with them, and the Samsung phones (Galaxy Fame and Galaxy S3 Mini) both send and receive MMS perfectly. No need for fiddling with Android updates or Samsung firmware.
Go figure ....