Drives me insane as well...Probably for the past 6 months. Doesn't seem to matter how long or short the text is. Typically they are texts from iPhones. I can receive complete long texts from an iPhone that is covered by Bell. I will get the 02/02 from shorter texts from iPhones covered by Telus. Makes no sense cuz don't Bell and Telus share the same towers?
Have encountered lots of other annoying things about the phone...ie: hitting the "back" button doesn't always work. Needed me to "reset" because the battery was taking forever to charge and then only lasting about 4 hours with no major battery sucking things running. Phone would get unbelievably hot. Having to constantly back up data to upgrade firmware etc. Very frustrating to say the least.
When my contract runs out, I will seriously be looking at other options. Not impressed with Samsung at all.