Insane Text Message Lag???

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Kurt Hustle, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. Kurt Hustle macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys...I had made a post about a week back when one night I noticed my iPhone stopped receiving texts..this lasted about 12 hrs and when they finally started up again I received about 100 correctly timestamped messages. This slightly was making me angry as I primarily use texting, even more so then the phone feature.

    Now the phone is starting to do it mult times a day. Sometimes ill get lucky and it will only lag for 15-30 mins, but most times it will last anywhere from 2-10 hours.

    Has anyone else experienced something like this...this often? I swear its happened like at least 20 times now...I would generally assume its a network issue...but this many times? I cant imagine their service being that lousy..Also during the text lag times..I've had 2 people tell me that when calling me my phone it went straight to voicemail...while the phone was on..and I essentially was looking at it..waiting for their calls (not using any other features)

    I'm at wits end ...and really looking for some help before I call ATT / Apple support. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm located in NYC if that has any bearing on the explanation.
     
  2. djbahdow01 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe its an AT&T thing. When I text to Verizon customers and what not they don't receive it quickly. I received a text message from some one 12 hours after they sent it. I'm using a Moto Razr Black not an iPhone.
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Saw your post last week and tested it. I'm in NYC too. Texts showed up with no lag. FWIW.
     
  4. Kurt Hustle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I get what your saying..but my outgoing seems to work fine. It's not like a certain carrier's messages will get delayed. My incoming texts will outright stop working. I also have my aim im's forwarded to the phone...so I can test if my incoming texts are working by sending myself an IM on my home computer while they are being forwarded the the iPhone. I will unexpectedly stop receiving texts...then after X amount of time (like I said it varies..sometimes 15 mins...as long as 12 hrs) then all of a sudden the phone will start going nuts and I will receive a mass of incoming texts all correctly timestamped from when they were actually sent.
     
  5. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

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    No lag here. Maybe you should call apple or at&t. I really dont know which one to call first...
     
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    I'm getting no lag and am in the NYC metro area as well. Texts to Verizon, Sprint and AT&T users are sent and received in under a minute.
     
  7. yotaguy macrumors member

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    I dont have any lag.. This is more than likely a problem with ATT and their network..

    I would call up ATT and ask if they can switch out the sim card. I had this issue awhile ago with an older phone and a new sim fixed the problem.
     
  8. orgazmo macrumors newbie

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    I have had various problems like this from day one with ATT.
     
  9. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    No lag here as well. I've been with Cingular/AT&T now for about 5 years. They have really good service down here. Can't really be the iPhone, so yeah give AT&T a call.
     
  10. chelsel macrumors 6502

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    I get lag, but it's not the iPhone, just AT&T

    I have this problem occasionally... it's not the iPhone from what I can tell, just the network (AT&T). I've experienced this problem on Treos and Cingular branded 8125s before.
     

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