How to Access/View Message Center Number on Samsung Galaxy A23 5g

This post will walk you through accessing the settings menu where you can view and edit the message center number on a Samsung phone. Here’s a quick guide on how to access and view message center number on Samsung Galaxy A23 5g.

Wondering how to view the message center number set for the SIM card installed on your Samsung Galaxy phone? Keep reading for more detailed instructions.

Message Center Number (SMSC) Overview

SMS center number or SMSC (short message service center) is a network element in a mobile network that handles text messaging operations.

The main function of the SMSC is to receive, store, route and forward SMS messages from different mobile phones.


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Typically, the text message is sent by the phone to the SMSC and the SMSC responds to the phone with a small message that indicates that the SMS was accepted. If the recipient of the SMS message is not from the same network, the SMSC will forward the message to the correct network’s SMSC. 

The correct SMC will then determine if the recipient device is available to receive the message. If it isn’t, then the SMSC stores the message and then sends it whenever the recipient is available. 

The SMS service center number or message center number is preset on the SIM card and is dependent on the network operator. 

Each SIM card is assigned with a unique SMSC address or message center number that has the same format as an international standard phone number. This SMSC address is part of the configuration of your network service provider and included on the SIM card. 

Typically, end-users do not need to change or set the SMSC on their device unless necessary and/or granted permission by the network operator to do so.

A common scenario that often requires message center number alteration is when having trouble sending SMS on the phone but able to receive.

If you’re wondering how to get this done on the recent Galaxy A smartphones particularly on the A23 5g, you can refer to the outlined steps as follows.

Steps to Access/View Message Center Number on Samsung Galaxy A23 5g

These steps depict the actual process of accessing the One UI 4 (Android 12) settings menu where the message center number is written. Just follow these steps whenever you’re all set to configure your device.

Step 1: To get started, tap Messages from the Home screen to open the built-in messaging app. Messages is typically lined up among other main icons beneath the Home screen of your phone. If it isn’t there, then you can find it from the Apps viewer instead.
Step 2:Tap the triple-dot icon on the upper-right side of the Messages app’s main screen. Doing so will open a side menu with a list of options.
Step 3: Tap Settings to access the Messages app’s settings menu.
Step 4: While in the Messages settings menu, find and then tap More settings. Additional settings for the stock messaging application will load up next.
Step 5: Tap Text messages to proceed. Another screen will launch with relevant options including SIM card and input mode.
Step 6: Find Message center from the Text messages menu. Beneath the Message center number is the unique preset (SMSC) number assigned for the SIM card installed on the phone.

To manually edit or update this number, just tap Message center number and then replace the existing number with the correct message center number. 

After entering the new message center number, tap Set to apply the recent changes.

The new message center number for your SIM card is now saved and updated. By then you can test your device to see if it’s already able to send text messages as intended.

What happens when you change  the Message Centre Number?

Manually altering or setting a new SMS center number on the phone is often regarded among other potential solutions to SMS sending problems like when your device is unable to send but can receive text messages.

To ensure that the service center number stored on your SIM card is correct, contact your network operator for further verification.

And that’s how you can access and manually update the message center number on the Samsung Galaxy A23 5g smartphone.

Hope this helps!

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