iPhone 4 Verizon users... ever get repeated text messages?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kidwithdimples, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2007
    Recently when I am texting I keep on getting the same repeated text 2-3 times in a row. I asked if my friend sent it on purpose and she said she didn't.

    Is it my phone or her phone acting up? It usually happens every now and then.

    It's weird.
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    The only time I received duplicate messages was when my friend sent it twice. She thought I didn't get it the first time.

    Never saw this issue otherwise.
  3. NebulaClash macrumors 68000


    Feb 4, 2010
    I've not had that behavior exactly, but I have had texts take many hours to get through, both receiving and sending. Texting does not seem to be 100% consistent behavior with Verizon.
  4. AnthonySmith macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2011
    Southern CA
    I'm on AT&T, but when a Verizon user sends me a text I sometimes get it twice and even three times.
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Same thing here. It's not common, but does happen.
    It seems to be a Verizon issue across all products according a Google search.
  6. jackhdev macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2011
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    Yes, I sometimes do when a friend on AT&T sends me a text message. I even sometimes get a random mix of letters, numbers, and symbols in place of what he was trying to say.
  7. kidwithdimples thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2007
    That sucks :(

    Tempted to call Customer Service and complain but doubt that will do anything.
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    I don't think a customer service agent behind a desk will be able to do anything about it. My understanding is the fault behind this is simply the way Verizon has structured it's service.
  9. acoustic- macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2011
    I'm not on Verizon but this happened to me a couple years ago. I kept receiving multiples of the same message. Turns out that my FRIEND'S PHONE was the one that was messed up, and it was stuck in some sort of loop sending the text in the background. Once my friend shut off and powered back on her phone it kicked it off of the glitch.

    I know it sounds insanely basic, but may as well have her try it. Nothing to lose :)
  10. kicko macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2008
    No thats never happened to me.

    No thats never happened to me.

    It it from other Verizon users or cross networks? or does it not matter?
  11. flipster macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2010
    Used to happen to me on my old razr cell phone, lg dare and so on.

    its actually the senders fault, because ive done research on this. their phone keeps resending the same messages because they have a network error which makes the phone think that it hasn't sent the message, so it repeatedly keeps doing it. its not you, its the other person
  12. kidwithdimples thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2007
    She uses an Android -__-

    And a lot of the times her phone acts up and she has to restart it.
  13. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    I've had it happen to me once. I deleted the "duplicate" but it ended up deleting both.
  14. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
  15. tjb1, Jun 22, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011

    tjb1 macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA
    What network? The sending phone and/or cross network is almost always the cause of it.
  16. gadgetmonster macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011

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