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Has no-one else experienced this? It now means that I can't always access my messages. When I select messages instead of opening my inbox the screen dims until I press home.
If no-one on the forum can help does anyone know who I can contact for help?
Hi Bugs 31
I had this problem and could not find a way of getting rid of the area code SMS's. Even rang Vodafone technical Dept. who promised to ring back with an answer but never did.
Perseverance prevailed! and found it under :-
Uncheck Cell Broadcast.
Should cure it.
Has metal's solution resolved your issue? I'd suspect it has, as I remember dealing with a similar query for an old Nokia a couple of years ago that drove me mad until I found the cell broadcast setting.
Let us know if you need any further assistance .
I received the software update a couple of days ago (some nice features, quite liking it :smileyhappy: ), and pretty much straight away, I started receiving these same dial code messages, however, after following Metal's intructions, it has now fully stopped! So big thanks to Metal
I also started to receive these text messages following the latest system upgrade. I phoned customer services and they sent me a new sim card. Problems with that left me without a phone for 2 days.
Perhaps somebody should inform customer services
I have an HTC legend and the same problem started a couple days ago (and ive had the phone for over a year) the cell broadcast option seemed to fix it though
hi iv just started having the same happen to my phone , i have htc sensation xe started whe had android ics update
Hi there i have a HTC Sensation and ever since it as recently updated itself.. i keep getting texts with area codes and also my ringtone keeps changing itself back to a basic beep noise, i hate it.. Any suggestions you find please let me no and vice versa.
Hi samliles and welcome to the eForum
Thanks for your post here.
To disable cell broadcast messages go to;
CB activation (OFF)
With regards to your ringtone, this will happen when you turn the device off. When the handset starts up, the operating system searches for the ringtone location before the memory card is ready. It subsequently cannot find the ringtone, so it defaults to a basic one on the phone.
Is there anyway you can move the ringtone file that you wish to use over to the phone memory? This would potentially stop the problem.
Please let me know how you get on and if you have any more questions, we’ll be happy to help you further.
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Hey Guys the exact same thing happened to me when i updated my HTC Sensation XE to ICS and its been driving me up the wall but thanks to metals advice it seems to have stopped sooo thank you metal you ###### Legend
This is still happening after nearly 2 years since the first report. I've had my Desire S one week but last night I started to get multiple messages reporting the area code from 50, exactly as was reported back in 2010. The method of removal through the call menu does work, but is anyone addressing why it happens in the first place? If the area code is going to be displayed anywhere it should be on the location information on the home page as used to happen on one of my first Nokias about 10 years ago!!
I have HTC sensation XL with beats audio x315e.
Updated to latest version. Have no idea which.
I have read the posts here and have to say that in my telephone the function of disabling CB messages is not accessible.
I got so many messages as described before, that is really annoying. It is triggered by travelling and sends sms lookalike, but since you can cancel or save, I’d say these are system notifications. The senders are: 50, 4096 and 4098. The 50m sends area codes or local cities names and the other two send commercial in local language, mostly dirty…
I have tried uninstalling all my apps… nothing helped.
The uncheck option suggested below, is not possible with my phone, but I educate guessing that even if it was possible, we would solve the symptoms, not the problem itself.