A mysterious wave of heartfelt missives from 9 months in the past have swept throughout America's telephones in a single day Wednesday - some from people who find themselves not alive.
Syniverse also gave more details on the cause, explaining text messages that can not be delivered immediately are temporarily stored - between 24 to 72 hours - while several delivery attempts are made.More news: Jordan: Republicans Will Subpoena Whistleblower for Public Hearing
Samantha Majorczak, a school pupil in Arizona, mentioned she acquired a textual content that mentioned "How is your day going?" from her dad - who died in March.
"It was a punch in the gut. The last few months haven't been easy and just when I thought I was getting some type of closure this just ripped open a new hole". Her sister and her sister's husband didn't answer.
Marissa Figueroa, a 25-year-old from California, got an unwanted message from an ex she had stopped talking to - and then he got one from her as well. Right now, it doesn't look to be the work of any hacker or security vulnerability-but rather an issue surrounding Syniverse's servers.More news: A Previous Trademark Filing from EA for Skate has been Discovered
"Thankfully she was kind about it", Johnson said. A spokesperson said T-Mobile was aware of the issue and it has since been resolved.
A Sprint representative told Business Insider the issue was the result of a maintenance update that occurred overnight and affected the messaging platforms of multiple carriers. "We apologize for any confusion this may have caused", the rep said.
The cause of the delayed texts was eventually traced back to Syniverse, a third party vendor fo major US carriers such as Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T.
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Syniverse, which provides technology and business services to several USA telecommunications firms, says a total of 168,149 messages were sent due to the "internal maintenance cycle". They claim that the issue has been resolved but wants to review its internal processes to ensure it won't happen again.