Unable To Send Sms From Airtel [solved]

A lot of Airtel users are not able to send SMS from their number. If you are also one of them and are searching for solutions then in this post I have shared all the reason for why you are unable to send SMS through your Airtel number and what is the solution.

Unable To Send Sms From Airtel

Why am I unable to send SMS from Airtel number?


The first reason could be that you have recently changed your sim. If you had an old 3G Airtel and you have recently upgraded to a new 4G sim then you couldn't send or receive SMS for 48 hours. This is done as a part of security measures.
So if you are using a new sim card then you will not be able to send or receive any SMS. Not even the OTP's.
If you want to know when your SMS services will be activated then you can simply call customer care and ask them about the matter.

The second reason that you are not able to send a message is that you have not any SMS from your mobile in the past 6 months. If you haven't sent an SMS from your mobile in the past 6 months then Airtel will disable your SMS services.
If that happens, you can call customer care and ask them to reactivate SMS services for your number.

The third reason is that the date and time of your device are not correct. Yes, it happens sometimes that if your device is not set at correct date and time then you will not be able to send and receive SMS. So, check your device date and time and correct it if necessary.

The fourth reason is that your Airtel SMS center number is wrong. If that's the case then you need to update your SMS center number of Airtel in your area. Check out the Airtel SMS center number of your area from the list below and update it if it's wrong.

Airtel SMS centre number based on Circle


* Airtel Message Center Number Kerala         +919898051914
* Airtel Message Center Number Tamilnadu        +919898051914
* Airtel Message Center Number Karnataka        +919845086007
* Airtel Message Center Number Andhra Pradesh        +919849087001
* Airtel Message Center Number Telangana         +919849087001
* Airtel Message Center Number Maharashtra        +919845086020
* Airtel Message Center Number Mumbai        +919898051916
* Airtel Message Center Number Gujarat         +919831029416
* Airtel Message Center Number Madhya Pradesh        +919845086020
* Airtel Message Center Number Chhattisgarh        +919845086020
* Airtel Message Center Number West Bengal        +919932029007
* Airtel Message Center Number Assam         +9198180230015
* Airtel Message Center Number Orissa        +9198180230015
* Airtel Message Center Number Kolkata        +919845086007
* Airtel Message Center Number Bihar        +919831029416
* Airtel SMS Center Number Rajasthan        +919898051914
* Airtel SMS Center Number Jharkhand        +919845086020
* Airtel SMS Center Number Delhi         +91-9810051914
* Airtel SMS Center Number Punjab        +919815051914
* Airtel SMS Center Number Jammu and Kashmir         +919845086007


You can also try inserting your sim card into another phone and check if you can send SMS. If you can send and receive SMS while your sim is on another phone then the problem is with your device.


Why I am unable to receive any SMS on Airtel


There could be three common reasons because of which you are not able to receive any Incoming SMS.


1. You might have activated DND service on your Airtel Number. You can check your DND status by visiting this link   http://www.nccptrai.gov.in/nccpregistry/search.misc
2. Your Message memory is full. If that happens to be your case then you can try deleting unnecessary messages to free up your device's Message memory.
3. If you have recently changed your sim card. In that case, you need to wait for 48 hours to start receiving SMS again.


How to change the SMS center number in Android.

Follow the steps to change your SMS service center number on your sim card.
* Dial *#*#4636*#*# on your phone
* Tap on Phone Information from the options
* Scroll down to find SMSC
* Tap Refresh to get the current number and the format. If you see a refresh error message, contact customer care.
* Now enter the SMS Centre number in the correct format and Tap update.




If you still can't send or receive SMS, try these simple troubleshooting tips.


* Soft Reset

Soft reset means simply restart your device. You can turn off your phone for a while then switch it on to see if it works. You can simply click on Reboot as well!
There are maximum chances that your problem will be fixed this way.

* Clear cache

The most common fix to most of the problem is to clear the Cache.
1. Go to the settings menu, Open the Application manager of your SMS app.
2. When you open the App info, you will see Clear Data and Clear Cache option.
3. You can clear both data and cache and then restart your device.

* Force stop the app

The third method is to force stop the app. To force stop an app, you need to go to the app info. There you will see an option of Force Stop. Tap on it and then restart your device.

* Factory Reset your device

If all the above fixes fail, then the last option is to Factory reset your device. The factory reset will change your device's all settings to initial state. Remember, when you go for a factory reset, all your data will be lost. Hence make sure you take a backup of your data before doing a factory reset.

Follow the steps to Factory Reset your device.

1. Go to settings of your device
2. Scroll down to find Backup and Reset options
3. In backup and reset setting, you will see an option, which says "Factory Data Reset". Tap on it.


After reset, you will be able to send and receive SMS normally.

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