The Phone is Sending SMSs TwiceSupport


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  1. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have this really weird problem and I'm burning to find out
    whether anyone else had it. Sometimes SMSs get sent twice!
    I don't think it is because I have accidentally added the
    recipient's number to the number field twice.

    Anyone?
     

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  2. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    ive had this on my old phone before, is it showing up twice in the sms or is the recipient telling you theyre getting it twice?

    if its the latter then its not likely to be the phone but the network smsc between your network and theirs

    good way to test is trying the sim in another phone. if it still happens report it to your provider
     
  3. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It is both showing up twice in the SMS app and it is being
    sent twice. I know because I have checked with some of
    the recipients: they really got two messages.
     
  4. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Today I cross-sent an SMS to five people and the phone sent each
    of them two messages!

    Incredibly annoying. I am wondering whether the commas in my contacts
    have anything to do with it. I store contacts as Surname, Name.
     
  5. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    have you guys tried sending it from a different sms Program for example if your using the default sms app , use Handcent sms and see if that helps? :)
     
  6. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the tip, I'll try that. It's still very weird that only I
    have this problem (and it's a bug I can reproduce!). I'd write to
    the authors of the default SMS application if I knew who they were.
     
  7. kam187

    kam187 Well-Known Member

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    do some simple tests if you can...

    - create a new contact name without coma's etc, and see if u have the problem
    - try with the same sim in another phone
    - try with a different network sim in your samsung
    - try a different SMS program
    - try a factory reset (backup first if you have rooted)
     
  8. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    i use chomp sms, its fkin ace
     
  9. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank God, I am not crazy!

    This is a known issue and a patch is even available: https://review.source.android.com/#change,10725

    Now, how do I apply this patch to my phone? I hope that there is some mechanism to do that. It would really suck if I had to wait untill Samsung thought the time is right to incorporate this fix into a new firmware.
     
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    Andronix Well-Known Member

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    please update ii5 bugs thread, and lets hope mods will stick it to the top
     
  11. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    what sw version are you on mate?
     
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    pegasus21 Well-Known Member

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    Looks to me like it's just the messaging app that contains that bug and not in the system itself so if you compile the messaging app from the updated tree and install it, it should fix your problem or you could just use a 3rd party app like handcent sms
     
  13. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm unhappy to report that I'm on IK4 and this problem still persists.

    I have bumped this for all the people who are defending Samsung in the
    (unfortunately numerous) complaints threads.

    Here is one issue which is not simply inconvenient, it's a serious bug that is actually
    costing customers like me real money!

    It's a daily pain in the ass to work around it so that messages don't get sent
    twice.

    The case against Samsung here is strong enough to win me a lawsuit in some
    jurisdictions and have my costs fully reimbursed by the company.
     
  14. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    if you choose to use certain chars in your contacts as explained in that bug report that causes this issue for you even after you know what it is that causes it. its up to you

    unfortunately most people wont even see this bug as they dont use commas in their contacts names.
    i certainly never had this issue myself and not alot of people seem to report it so at this point samsung will assume its not one of priority
     
  15. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have a couple of hundred of contacts and I store them as

    Surname, Name

    This is a very common way to store contacts. I do not want
    to change all 300+ of them by hand. I do not want to change
    them at all! I don't think it's funny to suggest that I should.

    The way I circumvent this problem now is to get the contact
    from the list, then delete his/her name and leave only the phone
    number in the To: field. Works but is tedious. Also, doesn't work
    well for crossposted SMSs (messages with multiple people as
    recipients) which I actually use a lot.

    Problem also doesn't occur once you have an SMS conversation with
    someone and reply without using the To: field. As soon as you need
    to use To: you have this problem.
     
  16. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    im not saying its funny
    im just saying that because its not something thats deemed as common place it wont be a priority to samsung
    lets hope when if it gets to the 2.1 android it will be fixed as thats alread patched regarding this problem
     
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    aibmegaxp New Member

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    smsc plllllllllllsssssssssssss
     

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