Many thanks to local Facebook group member Mary, who started a thread about changing language settings on Vodafone. Finally, after almost three years of struggling with German text messages, I am able to get my messages in English.
Since I know I have many readers in the military community who face the same problem, I have decided to write a quick blog post with instructions for future reference. It’s not hard at all, even though I realize that it’s good for me to read stuff in German.
Step one: Call 22044.
Step two: When the recording answers, press 5.
Step three: You will hear a menu. To get to language preferences, press 3.
Step four: Press 1 for English.
That should do it. I just called again and for the first time ever, got everything in English. Alternatively, you can ask the Vodafone rep to fix your settings for you, but that won’t get you the same feeling of accomplishment!