Text Messaging Annoyance


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  1. HTCIncredible

    HTCIncredible Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So, I had the motorola droid. And sometimes I'd send a text message...and It would end up going to the wrong person. As in, for examply this morning a friend texted me something that was not suppose to go to me, but they typed the message to the person that it should have went to but it did not, is this just a motorola droid problem? because i have not had this problem with my new driod incredible..
     

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  2. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    so wait, your believing them when they sent they typed a different name and yet it went to you? and your believing IF that is even true, that they do not have your number accidentally under that persons name. clearly if someone else does this and it gets to you they (1) did text you and thought they did not or (2) they have your # under someone elses name.

    but on one hand you say "sometimes I'd send a text message...and It would end up going to the wrong person."

    but then gave an example of when a person claimed to have text someone else, it came to you?

    if you send a text to person A and it goes to person B, only real way this can happen is if you have person B's number listed under person A's contact.

    so... huh?
     
  3. krichek

    krichek Well-Known Member

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    I believe him, although I've never had it happen on my Droid. I have seen it happen numerous times on my wife's eris tho! I used to think the same thing, damn she messed it up again and then I saw for myself. Clicking one of her contacts to call them and having it call someone else, or sending a text to one person and having it go to another. What causes it, I have no clue but I have seen it happen first hand and it can be incredibly annoying!
     
  4. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    wow.. never seen or heard of this or had it happen to me or anyone I know.

    the most logical explanation is that in some contact info for person A, there is info for person B. how else could it happen?
     
  5. HTCIncredible

    HTCIncredible Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No, I've seen it happen before. It's happen to mine as well only once though. I thought she was sending to me accident but she'd actually send to the right person and it'd clearly go to someone else with a droid phone. It's weird.
     
  6. The Absolute

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    It has happened to me. I had 3 message contacts in my text message list and I went to reply to one of them and it went to another person in the message list. I realized it immediately but I could not stop it from going to them. Not sure it is just a Droid issue but it was annoying.
     
  7. dean2359

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    are you using sms pop up?
     
  8. kyleonfire

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    This has happened to me too. I'll clearly open a conversation with someone, type the message, send, then it somehow sends to someone else. Has happened twice with texts to my friends that were sent to my MOTHER...things I didn't want her to see :confused:
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    oh man.. with the stuff I send, this would/could be a disaster waiting to happen :eek:
     
  10. Haywire

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    What kinda texts you sending there bud? Lol jk
     
  11. blackmagi

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    I've noticed a somewhat similar problem but I think it might be due to lag when typing out a name. Perhaps you want to text a "Sheryl" so As you start typing "Sha" you have three Names like Sharon, Sheryl and Shaun and and you type the "r" you quickly tap her name and the split second you do Sharon gets picked because it's location in the drop box moves and you end up sending a text to Sharon instead. Hopefully that example made some sense.

    I've also had the same thing happen in the call log and I'll go to call someone right after I hang up a previous call and the call log updates a little sluggishly so by the time I go to tap the person I want to call the line of names shifts down one spot and I call whoever was before or after.

    I think this is merely an issue of tapping too fast and not paying close attention but I could be wrong since I was not there to witness anything and perhaps there really is a bug on a few devices. Just thought I would throw in my 2 cents :)
     
  12. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!! VIP Member

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    Do you really want to ask that question?

    As for the problem posted here, I have never ran into this issue (knock on wood). I'm not sure what would be causing this issue, except that you may be going too fast and not verifying that the person you are sending the text to is actually the person you want to send the text to.

    Kratos
     
  13. overcaffein8d

    overcaffein8d Well-Known Member

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    [insert generic comment about tiger woods here]
     
  14. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    Glad I remembered this thread - just saw this in twitter:

    Twitter / TechREACTION.net: Android SMS bug causing me ...

    The actual article:

    Android SMS bug causing messages to be sent to random recipients - TechREACTION.net Forums

    And here is the Google Nexus One Forums list as well....

    text messages going to wrong person - software gets confused!! this is a major issue - Nexus one - Android Help
     
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    the BIG diff here is that my chick is in on it :eek:
     
  16. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!! VIP Member

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    Well, now this changes things quite a bit. I can't help but wonder if Google is really looking at this issue. The link you posted to the official Google Nexus One support forum doesn't have any posts from the Google team regarding this issue! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Well, guess that means I'm gonna have to start calling my girlfriend instead form now on. :p

    But seriously, this is a MAJOR issue that needs to be fixed like last year. I wonder if anyone tries to sue Google over this. This issue is going to get a LOT of people in trouble.

    Kratos
     
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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    Google is good about looking into things without saying they are looking into them.
     
  18. droidftw

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    sometime when i click on a name in call log itll click on a different name
     
  19. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    Yeah, that has happened to me a couple of times - I know for a fact that I am picking the right name to call in the call log, but it calls someone from lower in my Call log list....
     
  20. krichek

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    For what it's worth, my opinion is that it has something to do with how contacts and face book integrate with each other. I don't use facebook and have never had the issue at all.. My wife is a heavy facebook user, with about 200 contacts that are a combo of facebook and regular contacts.

    She has the problem almost everyday on her eris of texting or calling someone else when the contact she wants is clearly open. Sometimes she catches it when calling since it does show the actual number it has decided to call once the dialing begins...
     
  21. ilmar72

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    This happened to me one time when I was wasted!
     
  22. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!! VIP Member

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    Interesting, very interesting. I would think that for something as sensitive and private as text messages, they would be more willing to make a public statement to assure us users that they are working hard to fix the issue. Unless, of course, they are going to try to cover this up. Send out a silent patch or update that will fix the issue and then say "there was never an issue with this".

    I'm not sure if Google has that much disregard for their customers and ethics, but in this day and age I wouldn't be surprised. There are a lot of companies that are kinda shady like that. I sure do hope Google isn't like that. I finally started trusting them when I got my new phone.

    Kratos
     

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