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    Getting weird symbols in text messages?!

    I've never had this problem until tonight, 2 texts I received had weird letters in the text that looked like Greek alphabet or some numbers or I don't know what. Both texts said something simple when I asked the sender to resend the text, such as Micky Ds or something like that. Why is this happening? I have the Samsung Slash prepaid phone. This only started to happen tonight. Thanks!
    Last edited by sra134; 06-15-2010 at 09:52 PM.

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    Same thing here... dang VM when are you gonna stop all this problems, looks like there is a new problem everyday

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    ditto the above, finally got my phone fixed then i get symbols on my rumor touch. also my voice mail speed dial takes me to a different number...grrrr

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    third this problem, from two different numbers (one verizon, one google) and its annoying!

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    I had 3 of these tonight on my Rumor2. I probably had 30 texts that came through normally during the same interval, so it was a fairly low percentage that were munged.

    Must be a network issue.

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    I've been getting alert messages on my x-tc that look like this

    □□□□□-□□□□□□□□□!

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    That's interesting, I got one of those on my BB today for the first time and was wondering what it was. It seemed to correspond to the time that someone sent me a picture message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brachiopoid View Post
    That's interesting, I got one of those on my BB today for the first time and was wondering what it was. It seemed to correspond to the time that someone sent me a picture message.
    What I'm thinking it is is that it's a picture message (I have a BB too and MMS isn't up and running for the BBs yet). I've been getting those strange messages since I got the BB turned on...and only get them when someone is sending me a picture or something other than an SMS.

    Hope that helps,

    Tari

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    I've gotten two more of these since I posted. Both of mine came from Twitter. My kid got one on his Rumor2 about half an hour ago. He's not on Twitter.

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    Just happened to me and my friend, he has the Rumor Touch and i have the Rumor 2.

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    awesome! i thought it was my phone and i came here. haha its a network issue then.

    better fix soon, like 80% of my texts tonight are squares.

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    I have this problem too, and was afraid my phone is messed up, glad to see its not my phone.

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    Me too! It just happened to me today. I'm glad to hear that it wasn't just me. I thought my phone was going defective; I have the Rumor Touch.

    Has anyone also had a problem with their text messages not sending? I would have to keep re-starting the phone to get it to finally send.

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    YES! but i restarted my phone and it started working fine... pict messages work fine tho

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    @hummerh2k2

    yes ive also had a few problems with the texts sending at times, and restarteing ussually works. i text all the time and dont have that problem often tho

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