Lately there have been some additional issues with porting acting as if a friend has porting turned off. I don't have a solution for this yet but I do have a work-around for the texting bug.
What is the texting bug?
When you click on a player's name in your friend list the chat/text option is gone.
How to work around it.
1) Close the friend window if you have it up already.
2) Hit enter as if you were about to text someone (this gives you the new line in the chat window)
3) Click on your friend list and pick the friend you want to text.
* the text/chat option will be enabled again for the moment *