Well I sent a message to the guy on the above link, but no joy. This is now pretty urgent. I've even had apple support on and changed the iPhone as a result - but guess what, I have the exact same issue with the new phone, so it has to be a carrier issue as first thought. How do I unblock these short code sms's, which are from banks, paypal, google etc? One Virgin customer services person last night told me that unfortunately 'premium' short code sms's are not supported by Virgin... The ones I'm talking about cannot be classed as premium messages - they are essential. Barclays refuse to let me use my new mobile unless I can receive this text on my new device. I'll just have to leave Virgin if nobody answers this.