One thing unusual is occurring with textual content messages within the US proper now. In a single day, a large number of individuals acquired textual content messages that seem to have initially been despatched on or round Valentine’s Day 2019. These folks by no means acquired the textual content messages within the first place; the individuals who despatched the messages had no concept that they'd by no means been acquired, and so they did nothing to try to resend them in a single day.
It’s unclear proper now what the issue is. Delayed messages appear to have been despatched from and acquired by each iPhones and Android telephones, and the messages appear to have been despatched and acquired throughout all main carriers within the US in addition to some regional carriers. Lots of the complaints contain T-Cellular or Dash, though AT&T and Verizon have been talked about as effectively. Determining which (if any) provider is at fault is hard as a result of it’s not clear whether or not the sending or receiving provider made the error right here.
Dozens of individuals have tweeted about receiving messages in a single day. Most expressed confusion or spoke to the awkwardness of the state of affairs, having been informed by pals that they despatched a mysterious early-morning textual content message. A number of spoke to far more distressing repercussions of this error: one particular person stated they acquired a message from an ex-boyfriend who had died; one other acquired messages from a finest buddy who's now lifeless.
“It was a punch within the intestine. Actually I assumed I used to be dreaming and for a second I assumed she was nonetheless right here,” stated one particular person, who goes by KuribHoe on Twitter, who acquired the message from their finest buddy who had died. “The previous few months haven’t been simple and simply once I thought I used to be getting some kind of closure this simply ripped open a brand new gap.”
The Verge has reached out to T-Cellular, Dash, Verizon, and AT&T for remark.