Published: Fri, November 08, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Glitch led to thousands of mysterious midnight text messages

Glitch led to thousands of mysterious midnight text messages

Billions of text messages are sent and received across the USA every day, but November 6 was unusual because some of the text messages received were originally sent on Valentine's Day back in February.

Thinking something was wrong, I scrambled for my phone only to discover the text was a response to a message (a wedding DJ quote) I had sent on February 14.

Social media users reported waking up to unusual text messages Thursday morning that seemed out of context. "While the issue has been resolved, we are in the process of reviewing our internal procedures to ensure this does not happen again, and actively working with our customers' teams to answer any questions they have".

The cause of the delayed texts was eventually traced back to Syniverse, a third party vendor fo major USA carriers such as Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T. "We apologize for any confusion this may have caused", a Sprint spokesperson told CNET.

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All of the messages seem to relate to conversations that happened around Valentines Day. And I obtained a random textual content at four AM from an individual else? She produced this actually sweet video of us for Valentines Working day. A Sprint spokesperson confirmed the "issue was resolved" quickly and T-Mobile confirmed the same issue and quick resolution.

In line with this Twitter shopper, his romance would possibly've been doomed as a result of reality of a missed textual content from his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.

T-Mobile and Sprint both said the issue has been fixed, so you shouldn't have to worry about more of these mystery texts. And, as it was caused by the update, we should not receive any more odd messages. She believed I did not respond so that led to, amongst other matters, a ruined holiday getaway. Since none of the carriers have shared any details, it isn't clear exactly why the text messages were delayed for so long.

In a statement, Sprint apologized for all the confusion, according to CNET.

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