People puzzled by peculiar texts, and no one can say why

Yolanda Curtis
November 8, 2019

Mobile phone users across the country received text messages overnight that were originally sent on Valentine's Day.

Sprint told HuffPost that "a maintenance update occurred to part of the messaging platforms of multiple carriers in the USA, including Sprint, which caused some customers to have older text messages sent to their devices".

The newspaper reports that service providers were quickly made aware of the issue and it has since been resolved.


The cause of the delayed texts was eventually traced back to Syniverse, a third party vendor fo major US carriers such as Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T.

According to this Twitter consumer, his romance might've been doomed due to the fact of a missed text from his girlfriend on Valentine's Day. Some reported they received text messages from ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends that led to awkward discussions.

Persons had been certainly perplexed by all the delayed texts. T-Mobile suggested the data website that it occurred since of a "third-social gathering vendor problem".


"During an internal maintenance cycle last night, 168,149 previously undelivered text messages were inadvertently sent to multiple mobile operators' subscribers", Syniverse said of the text messaging event. I can only imagine the upset and confusion caused when those messages popped up. And I obtained a random textual content at four AM from an individual else? "We apologize for any confusion this may have brought about", a Dash spokesperson instructed CNET. She produced this actually sweet video of us for Valentines Working day. Very seriously, her not getting that message ruined our Valentine's. Lots of the complaints contain T-Cellular or Dash, though AT&T and Verizon have been talked about as properly.

The cause of this weird fault has been traced to a maintenance update performed on November 6 to a system all the mobile carriers rely on to relay messages. Apple and Google also did not immediately respond.


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