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Has your G1 been sending spurious messages?

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  1. Ageless Stranger

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    According to the t-mobile forums a few people have been experiencing a problem with their G1's sending out text messages to random people they do not know. This isn't a one off case, according to T-Mobile it is a known issue, and is limited to the G1 handset.

    Has anyone here received strange text messages, or been accused of sending text messages to someone they do not know?

    Something to be aware of guys, this does not sound good.
     

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    I do wonder if the SMS's have been spoofed, but I wouldn't rule out the possibility of bluejacking, rogue applications, or bugs in T-Mobile carrier servers
     
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    This happened to me last week. A total stranger in another state wanted to know why I texted them and sent my photo. I was confused, so I asked them more about it and they forwarded the photo and messages to me. The photo was not of me or anyone I have ever even seen before. The photo and messages were from some random person of the opposite sex and they were sent on a date and time when I was in complete possesion of my phone. It was very strange because this all happened out of nowhere for both of us and we were both so confused.

    I don't want to blame it on ChompSMS without solid proof, but I've had this phone for months without any such issues, yet this suddenly occured hours after installing ChompSMS (v1.6) from the market. I ended up uninstalling it from my G1 and haven't had any thing similar happen since.

    I am curious to know if the other people who experienced this also had ChompSMS installed at that time. I am also wondering if SMS spoofing or crosstalk is actually possible.

    Edit: Also wanted to mention that I used ChompSMS to send through the carrier (T-Mobile US), not through ChompSMS's own provider
     
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    I use ChompSMS a lot, and after checking my details on the T-Mobile web site I still have enough free SMS texts left to assume I am not effected by this.I would hate for the culprit to be Chomp, its a great piece of software
     
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    A lot of people are having this problem, I hope someone sorts it out soon
     
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    Oh really? I am a victim of this random text message bug too. And I called tmobile and they had no clue that this was happening. I do not use anything but the factory txt message app. So I think its something else.
     
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    This is happening to me too, and I'm not using ChompSMS . When I sent a picture to my friend, he asked if I sent it from another phone. I said no, and asked him why, and it told me it was from a different number. I thought he was maybe confusing the jpg file name with an actual telephone number, but then he showed me later on that day it was in fact from a different number.

    I'm also getting random SMS messages from people...makes me kind of worried someone's getting my private texts. D=
     
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    Wow, that explains a lot. I got about 6-7 texts from people I didn't know saying "who are you" and "what do you want?"

    I'm only using the built in texting, no other apps. I had the phone fusion visual voicemail app installed, but it wasn't working at all, so uninstalled it.
     
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    This happened to me over the weekend.

    I sent my wife a small pic and she received it but not from me.
    I sent a message to that # from her phone and it was a functional #. The person on the other end was a tad confused as was I.

    I'm going to call t Mo and ask WTH? I doubt I will find anything out but I may feel better afterwords.
     
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    This happened to me on my T-Mo MDA a couple times. But that was with a Updated Firmware and OS. Also when I texted my ex or she'd send me pics sometimes I'd get a different number instead of hers. ****ing weird.
     
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    Any update on this? I've been accused of sending nude photos to random people. Pretty weird.
     
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    If I remember correctly, this was an issue with the SIM card being set up the wrong way with the network. A call to your carrier should be able to fix the issue.
     
  13. Rob

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    Why can't things like this happen to me? I'd love to receive some non-solicited nude photos, depending on the subject and supposing I could delete them before my girlfriend found them hahahaha jk.

    This is pretty crazy though.
     

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