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Many people received text messages that were originally sent on Valentine's Day

Something strange is happening with text messages in the US. & # 39; At night, a multitude of people received text messages that appear to have been sent originally on or around Valentine's Day 2019. These people never received the text messages; the people who sent the messages had no idea they had never been received, and they did nothing to try and resend them & # 39;

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It is currently unclear what the problem is. Delayed messages appear to be sent and received by both iPhones and Android phones, and the messages appear to be sent and received by all major US providers, as well as some regional providers. Many of the complaints concern T-Mobile or Sprint, although AT&T and Verizon have also been mentioned. It is difficult to find out which (possible) courier is in default because it is not clear whether the sending or receiving courier made the mistake here.

Dozens of people tweeted that they received & # 39; night messages. Most expressed confusion or talk about the awkwardness of the situation after friends had heard of them sending a mysterious text message early in the morning. Some spoke of much more disturbing consequences of this error: one person said they received a message from an ex-boyfriend who had died; another received messages from a best friend who is now dead.

“It was a blow to the stomach. To be honest, I thought I was dreaming and for a moment I thought she was still here, "said a person who goes to KuribHoe on Twitter, who received the message from their best friend who had died. "The last couple of months have not been easy and just when I thought I had some sort of closure, it just tore open a new hole."

The edge has contacted T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T for comments.