Sexting outage

Yeah, yeah. You can argue about public safety all you want. But when Sprint's SMS service gets a little wonky (like it has been today), we know why you're really in a hurry to get things up and running again.

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zero.efx says:

Haha, great stuff!

But Sprint's texting has been restored here in Jersey.

yumyum says:

Is MMS "wonky" too?

MengTian says:

Mines been working just fine all morning here in Utah

GixxerTek says:

Working just fine in WA State.

Ricolando says:

No issues in SoFla!

Mike77 says:

Was down for maybe a half hour on philly.

blazin504boy says:

Working great in New Orleans

afazel says:

Most people text my Google Voice number anyway, so I don't know if mine is working or not.

That said, wouldn't this mess with VVM also, since Sprint relies on SMS for the VVM app notification and download?

hsiller says:

Good to go in SA,TX... Was down about 20 min that I knew of

FletchBerry says:

I have also been spotty for me. SATX.

Luce says:

Mine was acting a fool for a bit today.

weirdia says:

I used SMS and MMS both a little today in San Jose and was OK.

BTW, I think "wonky" means something like "nerdy" or expert in a field, and is often used in the contact of politics. A politician is a wonk or is wonky if he/she is steeped or expert in policy and law. A better word here might be "funky". Hey, maybe I'm some kind of wonk for detailing this.

fasnic says:

weirdia says:

Oh right, I should have Googled the word. I thought it was an adjective form of wonk.

rockyjay says:

Issues were at least happening in Houston. Checked on Facebook and friends on the Sprint network were all complaining. Seems to be somewhat normal now.

treyes53 says:

I have been using google voice so I don't bother with sprint sms system anymore

Since sexting wasn't working I was force to make love to myself

Just kidding. No issues in oakland , ca

Just kidding. No issues in oakland , ca

illdini says:

No problems that I could see here in Washington DC.

I noticed some problems about a couple of hours ago in Michigan but appears to be ok now.

budweiser says:

Had sms problems earlier only on the EVO 4G, EVO 3D is and was good.

4G data has been very "wonky" for well over a week on both devices though

onixblack says:

This is a legitimate concern!! lol

UnifiedTechs says:

That explains a lot, was getting only parts of multi-part messages, delays in texts, and even got one text that says it was sent 4 hours in the future. (In central east Florida)

Axe says:

Texts of mine listed as 'sent but not received' in St. Louis to a WI number (also in St. Louis). Optimus S to iPhone.

tetracw says:

Mine was out for a bit this morning, San Francisco/Bay Area, CA. Error on android device was "network setup error"

acculver says:

There was a Big issue in Northern Part of Idaho since June 20 till July 2 with my wife Shift 4g so on the 2nd I went into the Message setting of the app then MMS then Connection Settings then Clear out MMS Proxy and then MMS port then Reboot phone and it should work. If your phone was part of the GB update you will be able to do this.

I hope this helps you all out I know it works on the HTC Shift 4G

hopefulfarm says:

sexting was down for a while in WI but it appears to be back, I've rec'd several sexts. :-)

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daje00 says:

I'm surprised it ever worked lol

Gustav_4 says:

Sprint has intermittent issues of all types for the Las 48 hours.

danisnotstan says:

Did anyone have issues with getting the same text multiple times then getting a sms error when trying to send sms? I ask because my epic was fine but my 2.3 evo was doing this so I went to the store after tech support spent hours trying to fix it with no mention of an outage. The tech at the store then told me there were issues with a small amount of 2.3 evos and he gave me a new phone and its been fine since.

ro1224 says:

I haven't noticed any issues here in Massachusetts, but I use GO SMS Pro and maybe that bypasses SMS? Don't know.

jordanetodd says:

My evo GB update has been very ish lately, and it's driving me crazy. You'd think for such a popular phone on sprint they would have put out fixes for stuff like the spotty 4g, slow messaging, missing N on wifi, and random other errors.

I miss root :C

also, no sms problems here in southern CA, but plenty of 3g and 4g connectivity issues.

spaulding182 says:

No problems in tulsa ok.

btc0526 says:

No problems in miami florida, epic 4g

ssy1pny says:

No problems in NorCal today. Yesterday "Sunday" I some issues people getting my texts.

Vetdoctor says:

The-one-text I sent today went fine.

in niagara falls ny still having problems had to deactivate phone now cant reactivate it on network or came calls, get data or tx smh

focr6 says:

Mine was down for like 2 hrs. in MD... i was in the middle of setting up a late lunch meeting... ugh! instead, i had to eat with my coworker...

d1ety says:

Went a bit haywire in Central Texas but seems to be working good now...

Haven't had any issues with text all day....i'm ova in Hawaii....that sucks that other states have had problems for most of the day....

Impulses says:

Here in Puerto Rico I had problems around 2pm eastern time, couldn't send txts and got an error message when I tried... Was working fine a few hours later tho, around 5pm.

carraser891 says:

Sprint has so many network problems. Horrible 3G and even 4G speeds and now this....wth is going on Sprint??