SMS slow, receive duplicate messages.

grizzlyaddams

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Me and my wife have had iPhones for 2 years. When sending text messages to each other using either iMessage or SMS the texts were always received in a timely manner and I don't ever remember there being a problem with duplicate messages.

I've switched to Windows Phone 8 and now some text messages, being sent or received, take upwards of 45 minutes to an hour on the long end and 5 minutes on the short end to be delivered. I'll also receive a text of hers in what I can only assume is a few minutes after she sends it and then 20 or 30 minutes later I'll get the same text again 2 or more times.

This makes it practically impossible to carry out conversations via text, which is one of the major features I use my phone for. She sends me a message, I respond, and then half an hour later I get a response to my response, with a bunch of other responses showing up suddenly.

Does anyone have any tips or fixes for this because as I stated I could do without 90% of the phones additional functions but being able to reliably send and receive texts is very key for my usage.

I love Windows Phone 8 for it's unique and fun interface, but when it comes down to core functionality of simple things like storage management, sending SMS messages, and being able to press FORWARD in a browser, they are incredibly behind. I only wish I had realized these things before my return window was up. At least the phone was free but now I'm stuck with it.
 

iamtim

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Here are a couple of questions:

1. Did you fully sign out of iMessage on your iPhone before you switched to WP?
2. Have you talked to your carrier?

Sometimes when you switch from an iPhone to something not iPhone, your SMS messages still get somehow routed to iMessage and it causes all sorts of problems. This happened to me once, and I've heard tell of it happening to many other people as well.

Ever since clearing it up with AT&T, I have not had any problems with SMS or MMS.
 

grizzlyaddams

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I disabled iMessage from my iPhone. I do not know if this counts as signing out.

I have not talked to my carrier, that will be my next step.
 

iamtim

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That's what I would do. Make sure you were totally switched off of the iPhone data plan and onto an LTE plan and all that.
 

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