Shift-4 Posted November 7, 2019 Share Posted November 7, 2019 Did it happen to you? It happened to me. From the wrong chick too! lol https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a29726341/texts-delayed-random/ Quote Turns out these texts all seem to have been sent this past Valentine's Day, which is even more bizarre. But here's the good news: If you're one of those people, it looks like this (probably) wasn't a hack. According to a post from 92 Moose, an FM radio station in Maine, U.S. Cellular confirmed that the ghost texts are the result of a glitch in telecommunications infrastructure, specifically to the "cross carrier messaging system," which is a joint venture that the four major phone carriers committed to in late October. According to an October press release from Sprint that also involves AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, the "Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative" will "deliver the next generation of messaging to consumers and businesses" by developing a new messaging standard that the companies said would roll out in 2020. It looks like the point was to improve group chats across carriers when sending photos and videos. Think about all the green bubble people out there getting weird messages that iPhone users have "emphasized" a message in iMessage, which basically just repeats the text, but shows none of the animation that blue bubble iPhone users see, like fireworks, thumbs-up signs, and more. "At the Un-carrier, customers drive everything we do, and that's no different here," John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, said in the release. "Efforts like CCMI help move the entire industry forward so we can give customers more of what they want and roll out new messaging capabilities that work the same across providers and even across countries." Click on link for more details. I only posted an excerpt of story. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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