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snarkies

macrumors newbie
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Jun 5, 2011
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Hey,

I was doing nothing when all of sudden this message came up on my screen. How on earth is this possible? I attached the message I got bellow.

The thing I can't understand is who and how did manage to show this message. Does it mean my phone is hacked or something? How could they interact with the OS of my iPhone?

Has anyone seen this kind of stuff?
 

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snarkies

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 5, 2011
19
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How does Apple allow this sort of stuff? It's really confusing to get this type of message on my iphone screen..
 
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C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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They had to program the flash SMS feature though, right? Why don't they just take it out and the software will either ignore those SMS or convert them to normal texts?
Because they are a particular standard that they are supporting.
 
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PNutts

macrumors 601
Jul 24, 2008
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They had to program the flash SMS feature though, right? Why don't they just take it out and the software will either ignore those SMS or convert them to normal texts?

I don't want Apple making those kinds of decisions for me. And I don't want to listen to "iPhones can't do flash SMS!"
 
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waterskier2007

macrumors 68000
Jun 19, 2007
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Novi, MI
Toggle in phone settings?

You are missing the point. Flash SMS are part of the SMS standard. For apple to say their phones support SMS (it would be pretty sad if they didn't), they have to support Flash SMS. It is not their fault O2 screwed up and allows anyone to send a flash SMS with a simple prefix
 
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djtech42

macrumors 65816
Jun 23, 2012
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Mason, OH
You are missing the point. Flash SMS are part of the SMS standard. For apple to say their phones support SMS (it would be pretty sad if they didn't), they have to support Flash SMS. It is not their fault O2 screwed up and allows anyone to send a flash SMS with a simple prefix

The OP's picture shows that the carrier is LMT though. I thought O2 fixed the issue. That article is really old.

Wouldn't a toggle be sufficient? It technically would support it. The difference is the user can choose to use flash SMS or not, just like they can choose to use a subject field or not.
 
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C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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19,440
Who's going to complain about that? Near as I can tell the only thing they're used for is spam.

Someone out there is going to miss that?
Abused for spam perhaps, while it seems in its design it's there for more important reasons (even if it might rarely be used for them).
 
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Daveoc64

macrumors 601
Jan 16, 2008
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Who's going to complain about that? Near as I can tell the only thing they're used for is spam.

Someone out there is going to miss that?

The carrier that the OP is using sends Flash SMS to inform customers of various things including their balance.

They're an essential part of the GSM spec.
 
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djtech42

macrumors 65816
Jun 23, 2012
1,430
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Mason, OH
The carrier that the OP is using sends Flash SMS to inform customers of various things including their balance.

They're an essential part of the GSM spec.

I hope the carrier fixes the issue then. The average person shouldn't be able to send them.
 
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