Aug 25, · Strange Issue with my S3. When I send messages I am receiving "Failed" notif. The person I send it to does receive the message as I . Epic Fail and Fail Pictures, Fail Videos, and User Submitted Anonymous Fail Stories. 1. Invalid Numbers. This is the most common reason that text message delivery can fail. If a text message is sent to an invalid number, it won't be delivered - similar to entering an incorrect email address, you will get a response from your phone carrier informing you that the entered number was invalid.