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Windows Mobile phones receiving text from the year 2016

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Windows Mobile phones receiving text from the year 2016
Humanity lived on without too many disturbances when the clocks hit midnight and the new millennium was upon us – the Y2K bug didn’t bite us too hard then. Now certain mobile phones have been experiencing some unusual activities when they send or receive text messages. The year 2012 may be the most watched out year depending if you believe all the myth around it, but the year 2016 is coming in mind as of today. Text messages are coming up as being dated 2016 and is affecting different Windows Mobile 6.1 and 6.5 phones – it’s apparently hitting other non-Windows Mobile handsets as well. We did a spot check on two of our own handsets, one running WM 6.1 and the other 6.5, and were flabbergasted when we noticed we were receiving messages dated 2016. So far HTC and LG are aware of this – which is also affecting all carriers in different regions. No word on a possible fix for this so far, but we’d guess there will be one available soon. Has anyone else experienced this?

via WMExperts


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


-I think SKYNET behind this...before you know all smartphones will be hacked and John Connor won't be here to save us...

posted on 01 Jan 2010, 17:13

2. fsjon (Posts: 119; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)


Maybe it's just on 6.1 & 6.5....I'm still on 6.0 and did not received such bug.

posted on 01 Jan 2010, 18:19

3. jovel16 (Posts: 53; Member since: 05 Oct 2008)


I'm still stuck on 5.0 and it's happening to me

posted on 01 Jan 2010, 18:31

4. tuminatr (Posts: 635; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


my touch pro works with no problems

posted on 01 Jan 2010, 20:27

5. marty (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jul 2008)


happen to my sprint touch pro2, guess i need to get a new one?????

posted on 02 Jan 2010, 15:50

6. crappypunk (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


actually my droid stopped displaying the date on my texts.. it used to say 2009 now it says nothing lol

posted on 02 Jan 2010, 18:29

7. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


my phone hasn't had this problem. i have 6.5 on my vogue/6900/Touch CDMA. If you are having this problem post your phone and your carrier.

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