iPhone Congratulations message on screen

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by snarkies, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. snarkies macrumors newbie

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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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  2. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    E-Mail them and see what happens :D


    But don't really
     
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  4. snarkies thread starter macrumors newbie

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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..
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Apple can't control who sends you an SMS
     
  6. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    They could disable flash SMS. What is the purpose of it anyways?
     
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  8. Oui macrumors 6502

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    Because you can't tap dismiss and be done with it.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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  10. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    From this link posted above

    http://www.mattg.co.uk/words/iphone_messages/

    it seems like it's not Apple's fault but rather O2's fault for allowing anyone to send them
     
  11. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Because they are a particular standard that they are supporting.
     
  13. PNutts macrumors 601

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    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!"
     
  14. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    Toggle in phone settings?
     
  15. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    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
     
  16. Small White Car macrumors G4

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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?
     
  17. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    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).
     
  19. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  20. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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

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