Danger! Danger! Trusting technology...

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    Oct 07, 2011 4:14 PM GMT
    So... this morning, I sent a text message to a sub, and my niece also received a copy icon_eek.gif And who knows who else...? iPhone --> AT&T --> the whole world?

    I sent it directly from within a message string, as a reply. My phone doesn't show it going to anyone except the intended recipient. The phone does have the capability of sending a text to multiple recipients, but I didn't go anywhere near those controls.

    Not sure if this is Apple's fault or AT&T's or the Men In Black who may be tapped into the line. Guess I won't be using phone txting for this sort of communication any more. icon_redface.gif
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    Oct 07, 2011 7:44 PM GMT
    So when you say "Sub," do you mean "Substitute teacher" or "submissive bottom?" If the anwser is what I think it is, I bet your niece was suprised.
    I have had Iphones for years and there has been a few times (that I know of) and once or twice was colorful. Don't know why though
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    Oct 07, 2011 8:31 PM GMT
    I highly doubt your cell phone provider sent a text to the wrong person. In most cases this is a user error.
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    Oct 07, 2011 8:42 PM GMT
    Ultraviolet13 saidSo when you say "Sub," do you mean "Substitute teacher" or "submissive bottom?" If the anwser is what I think it is, I bet your niece was suprised.
    I have had Iphones for years and there has been a few times (that I know of) and once or twice was colorful. Don't know why though


    When I first read it, I was thinking he meant submissive bottom too lol
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    Oct 08, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    jude114 saidI highly doubt your cell phone provider sent a text to the wrong person. In most cases this is a user error.


    There is zero chance of user error. If there were, I would not have bothered posting this.
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    Oct 08, 2011 3:55 AM GMT
    jude114 saidI highly doubt your cell phone provider sent a text to the wrong person. In most cases this is a user error.


    You mean the interface between the chair and the keyboard? icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 08, 2011 4:07 AM GMT
    The only time this has happened to me is when I received a text while I was responding to a text. It happened once and since then, I've stopped all sexting. But that's enough about me....
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    Oct 08, 2011 4:09 PM GMT
    Sub= subscriber usually another phone on the same account.

    I don't know about AT&T it's rare, but not unheard of to get misdirected calls on a VPN especially with short code risking etc. It's not possible to have a text message VPN here although AT&T may have the technology in the USA.

    Women told me yesterday she refused to pay for iPhone roaming unless I could tell her exactly what she was browsing... Some people don't get privacy legislation
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    Oct 08, 2011 4:41 PM GMT
    It seems as if this must be an iOS software issue. The text was misdirected to another number that appears in my address book. But (and here I don't really know) it seems unlikely that the network computers would have a record of numbers in my address book. It seems to me that they would be more likely to misdirect a message to a complete stranger. Hence, the bug is likely to be within the phone. There are a few reports of similar incidents posted on various message boards, dating back to 2008, including reproducible crosses, where a message to party "A" is always sent to party "B". In my case a message to party "A" was sent to parties "A," "B," and possibly others.

    Oh, and this case, "sub" means "submissive bottom." Fortunately, this particular message was not very explicit, but would definitely seem odd, taken out of context.
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    Oct 08, 2011 4:57 PM GMT
    when a friend would send me a chain message i would get the replies of the other people who replied back, it was funny, and weird..