DonnaLynnBennett, Congrats on your new Smartphone! I know your text messages are too important to be missed so let's look into this together! What happens when you try to send a text message? What plan did you upgrade to? Were your text messages previously blocked before getting your new phone? Please share so we can make sure you enjoy everything about your new phone. TanishaS_VZW Follow us on Twitter @VZWSupport If my response answered your question please click the "Correct Answer" button under my response. This ensures others can benefit from our conversation. Thanks in advance for your help with this!!