People Just Received Text Messages Originally Sent on Valentine’s Day

The out-of-context messages - especially for people who were in a relationship with their exes at the time - have led to some amusing but awkward situations.

Several users say they received texts from deceased loved ones, including late husbands and friends.

T-mobile officials told the newspaper that it was a "third party vendor issue" that impacted both iOS and Android users on multiple networks.

They also say this "cross-carrier conundrum" comes just weeks after Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon all announced they would be using a next-gen text messaging platform called the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative.

Sprint confirmed to ABC15 Thursday morning that a "maintenance update occurred to part of the messaging platforms of multiple carriers in the USA, including Sprint, which caused some customers to have older text messages resent to their devices".

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In other cases, the hiccup appears to have created awkwardness, with people receiving texts from estranged exes.

Text messages received overnight on Wednesday caused confusion, misunderstandings and even alarm for some recipients. The text I received said that he couldn't wait to see me tonight.

"My boss yelled at me for texting him at 4am but I didn't", one user wrote.

According to this Twitter user, his relationship might've been doomed because of a missed text from his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.

'The issue was resolved not long after it occurred. "We apologize for any confusion this may have caused", a Sprint spokesperson told CNET. Previously, he reported for the Associated Press, Galveston County Daily News and Daily Herald in Chicago.

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