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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SRH12, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. SRH12

    SRH12 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok so I've learned to live with a few minor bugs and hiccups here and there found on android devices. For the most part they are pretty insignificant compared to the great things about the OS and its functionality.

    However, my thunderbolt is sending SMS messages to the wrong person randomly. This is ridiculous! It seems to happen when I have large group of people in my recent messages list. At first I thought it was my mistake somehow, but just today I was texting my girlfriend (thank god this wasnt an embarrassing private convo, or the phone would shoved up a vzw sales rep's behind as we speak) but twice in a row I sent a text and watched it magically appear delivered to one of my other friends.

    What a disgrace. So Ive heard there is a fix for this in gingerbread - aka the year old update that is about to be replaced in a month, which my thunderbolt still doesnt have yet. Shame on you htc/verizon. This is an unacceptable bug. Does anyone know of a temporary fix or app I can install while we wait for those jackwagons to address this?:mad:

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  2. mattbirk

    mattbirk Well-Known Member

    I agree, it has been mentioned quite a bit here, but I am all for this fix being highly acknowledged. It is a TERRIBLE glitch. Like trying to call someone and it calls the wrong person...that's how it is with the text "glitch." Lots of people text more than call, be it to their boss, SO, parents, etc and how mainstream it is...it is unacceptable.

    But Gingerbread is going to fix this in May 2011, so we should be good to go! /sarcasm
  3. Andy4390

    Andy4390 Lurker

    I had the same problem...I downloaded Handcent SMS. It's free and works much better! No problems sending to the wrong person with this app.
  4. magpullin

    magpullin Well-Known Member

    +1 for Handcent. Never had one go to the wrong person using it.
  5. mattbirk

    mattbirk Well-Known Member

    ...installing now.
  6. dragonsamus

    dragonsamus Android Enthusiast

    Install a third party sms app. I use go sms and have not had this happen since.
  7. mattbirk

    mattbirk Well-Known Member

    Using Handcent, today I clicked on thread and it opened a thread near the bottom?

    Also, I have had more then normal texts fail to send, and I had to retry...odd. I will continue using, but I feel like it is a bulky app, and I am a minimilistic person.

    Just wish stock app worked, it's a fairly common problem for people too...
  8. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Android Enthusiast

    My buddy works for VZW and he told me there been a issue with the network or was
  9. SRH12

    SRH12 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I guess Handcent it is, folks. Thanks for the info, this is a crazy problem. I hate to say it, but I think I'd take the reboots over this!
  10. mattbirk

    mattbirk Well-Known Member

    I uninstalled Handcent, I just didn't like it at all. Different layout completely, bulky. Will try a few others. Hopefully, IF Gingerbread comes out for the bolt, this will be fixed. I would be happy if that was the only thing that was fixed...
  11. SRH12

    SRH12 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Honestly, I cant disagree. This is now the main thing I'm looking for in GB. Kinda sad, eh?
  12. paigow

    paigow Well-Known Member

    wow! thankfully i never had this problem but if i do ill be sure to try out that 3rd party software.
    could you imagine sending text to your 2nd girlfriend but your wife receiving it LOL.
  13. Bramsy

    Bramsy Android Expert

    i have GB on my phone and see no issues.... there's a hiccup where if you get a reply too soon it changes the order of your last text above your own..... NOT a big deal at all!0
  14. mattbirk

    mattbirk Well-Known Member

    Well that's good news, at least it hasn't been sending out your text to the wrong person...fingers crossed, we shall see.
  15. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Android Enthusiast

    Vouching for handcent..... Solved the issue of texts going to the wrong people.
  16. Brickman

    Brickman Newbie

    While I do not have the Thunderbolt, I do use Handcent and still am having this issue!!! I am at a loss what to do.
  17. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Still having issues on me EVO 4G on 2.3.5..

    Cleaned up my Contacts list and disabled texts messages from Bank of America.. was fine for a few weeks.. been happening again.
  18. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Android Enthusiast

    Has the latest update for handcentade this worse again??

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The HTC Thunderbolt release date was March 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 768GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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