"text/talk unavailable" FIX TO SEND SMS/MMS

just thought i would share

my [expletives deleted] [network name redacted to protect the inept] mobile phone will not send messages all of a sudden, says "text/talk unavailable."  it should be available.  i paid for it.

totally by accident i came across a solution:  this worked for me and for others as well.  please leave a comment as to your experiences if you have a moment.

the fix:

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make sure 
you use the area code 
with the number 
you wish to text.

Be seeing you.