US mobile users reported that they received mysterious text messages from people they knew or their connections last night. Hundreds of consecutive messages faced by users surprised by what they experienced shared on social media.
The third-party provider Syniverse , which works with multiple operators with the short message service, said that during some routine maintenance, hundreds of thousands of undelivered messages were delivered to recipients by mistake. A spokesperson from the company said that previously delivered text messages were mistakenly sent to subscribers of multiple mobile operators.
“We apologize to anyone affected by the incident , ” said Syniverse’s marketing and product manager William Hurley. “Even though the problem has been resolved, we are in the process of reviewing our procedures to ensure that the situation does not happen again, and we are actively working to answer customer questions.” said.
Many of the messages were sent to users in the United States at night. One of the users said, “I received a text message from my wife’s number last night at 3:30 am. She has never sent me a message like this before, but it looked like something that one of her friends might have sent. It did not take. “ he told the astonishment.
A user who reported on the event from his father, “I love and support you” in the form of a message, but said that his father wrote a message that he does not remember.
On the other hand, an AT&T subscriber using an iPhone said he received a strange message from his Sprint subscriber cousin. The user said, “I received a message from my cousin at 3:47 am. ‘I received everyone’s order. Would you like me to send it to you or order?’ He had sent the message in February. “
A spokesperson from Verizon explained that the issue affects both iOS and Android operating systems and is occurring in all providers. In addition, many customers in the US, including Sprint, which caused old messages to be sent to their customers’ devices, were reported to have received maintenance updates on their messaging platforms.