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SMS error 196

First Timer
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Hey guys,


I enter quite a lot of competitions. Recently though the text competitions I do are not going though and I get the error message "Cant send message with TalkTalk - error 196"

I've looked this up but can't seem any info explaining it, and TalkTalk help on Twitter are no help.

Typically this is happening when texting numbers with 5 digits (ie 80800 was the last one I tried), but it has worked in the past so im confused as to why none of them are going through now.

Any ideas would be appreciated.


Cheers, Craig


Support Team
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Hi Craigie121


I cant find any information on that particular error code. 


Google search says check the service center number is correct for vodafone (+447785016005)


Alternatively call our  mobile customer service team on 03451720088 


Hope that helps