Kicker: Missing texts finally delivered


MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Cupid, you know, the chubby little baby with the arrows, may have arrived nine months late for you this year. That is, if you are among the nearly 170,000 people awakened early Wednesday morning by a peculiar text message. 

People got strange, out-of-context messages on their phones.  In many cases, even the sender had no memory of composing the message. 

The reason? Well, the texts were sent months ago, but not delivered

Turns out the company responsible to deliver the messages had a major glitch. Syniverse delivers mobile data services to cell phone companies. But one of its servers went offline on Valentine’s Day

Really bad timing. When it was brought back online last week, all of those messages got delivered from a backed-up queue. No word on why it took so long to fix the problem. 

Get this: One Twitter user said he just got a text from a girl he almost dated saying, “Yes, I’d love to go out for Valentine’s Day.” He added, “Now I know why we never dated.”

REICHARD: Whoops!

BASHAM: Big time whoops!

It’s The World and Everything in It.


(Photo/Amelia Holowaty Krales, The Verge)

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