This is because the Torch supports MAP (message access profile) for SMS. This is a newer profile that phones have recently started supporting as well as Uconnect (UC started the support in MY12 vehicles). Prior to 2012 Uconnect as well as others supported SMS texting thru "AT" commands. This is a complete different profile than MAP. So the issue is that even though the Torch supports MAP for SMS texting, it is not compatible with the 2011 Uconnect system.
Now as a side note: IF you wanted to have the enhanced features and the newest HW, you can replace the 2011 UC with a 2012 UC module. This would be a simple PnP change out. Just a thought.
Originally Posted by TBradS
I had the dealer do the update TSB 08-019-12 on my 2011. My BB Torch 9800 still doesn't work with SMS.