I just recently got a new phone (activted it last Saturday the 1st) , I had (and lost) a Samsung Exclaim, but now have a Lg Remarq (refurbished). However I have been unable to text. I was able to text on the old phone, it is part of my plan.
When someone texts me they get an error message saying I do not accept texts; when I attmept to text I get the Code 97 error.
+ reset my phone to facorty settings,
+ updated the PRL and frimware.
+ I have tried turning it on and off again, pulling out the battery for 30s - 2min.
+ I also tried texting 9999 to see if this was the cause...(you never know)
The texting 9999 thing was actually really smart since the phone is behaving like texts are blocked. If you could send me a PM with your phone number or ESN I would like to check on something's with the account since you seem to have everything on the phone covered.