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Windows Phone 8 text messaging bug found; yes, there is a workaround

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Windows Phone 8 text messaging bug found; yes, there is a workaround
The error message can be eliminated by having the names displayed First, Last
The error message can be eliminated by having the names displayed First, Last

The error message can be eliminated by having the names displayed First, Last

A Windows Phone 8 text messaging bug has been discovered. If you compose a text message by voice and then edit it, a second recipient is added automatically. Actually, what happens is that the Surname of the original recipient of the message appears as a second recipient of the text, but with no text number. Thus, when an attempt is made to send the text, it comes back with an error message. It should be pointed out that the device that this bug was found on is a Nokia Lumia 920 with the portico update, running over AT&T's pipeline.

The person who discovered the bug, named Todd, has come up with a workaround. Going to "Settings" and then "Applications" and then "people" will bring up the people setting. Changing the setting "Display names by" to First, Last from Last, First will fix the problem. Another solution is to delete the last name of the recipient from the "to:" field before you send out a text message.

Let us know if you have experienced this problem, and if the workaround is taking care of it for you. You can send us a comment in the box below.

source: todd4tech via WMPoweruser

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posted on 17 Feb 2013, 13:18 7

1. mariosraptor (Posts: 108; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


that is a minor bug easily fixable. by MS or Nokia

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 13:42 14

3. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Yea in 6 months time™®©

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 14:47 8

7. haseebzahid (Posts: 1801; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


whta douch its not even a noticable bug like ur android is error free u dumbstuck retard

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 17:48 14

11. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Speak wisely, and with pride, no need to be intrusive, you stpd DM fk, its good to no you're enjoying life behind bars.... Why, and don't ever compromise with "Linux" go listen what you're misia little kid, getting told what to, not to have™®©

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 00:39 3

15. haseebzahid (Posts: 1801; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


u dont even have a point here dont know what kind of nonesense u talking

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 02:20

17. tech2 (Posts: 1780; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


and like u had a point -.-

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 03:58

18. haseebzahid (Posts: 1801; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


what is ur point then

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:57

19. Sparhawk (Posts: 75; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


OK, children, am I going to have to sit between you? If you want to just pick a fight, then move along.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 22:27 2

14. jsdechavez (Posts: 699; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Nokia is fast with these patches.. Esp with their flagship.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 00:48

20. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


so many users are not able to send the sms only after portico update....MS should fix all the bugs immediately !!

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 13:38 14

2. haseebzahid (Posts: 1801; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


that bug pic is kinda cute

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 13:43 12

4. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Surely all ugly things to you are

™®©

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 13:56 5

5. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Then he/she is surely quite fond of your personality.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 14:48 4

8. haseebzahid (Posts: 1801; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol actully troll is worst i dont think even he have a friend he is lonly jerkbag with no life

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 17:53 10

12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


If you was that smart enough, but you ain't. paradoxes,

I don't see MEACAO posting.

TROLL™®©

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 00:40 2

16. haseebzahid (Posts: 1801; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


forever alone troll whatever ur fantecy

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 13:58 10

6. rusticguy (Posts: 2819; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Are they missing good QA/QC?

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 15:21 6

9. Taters (Posts: 2592; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


No, that would be HTC and lately it has been Apple with all their IOS 6 bugs.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 17:00 3

10. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


i had that bug like before 2 months when i bought the phone but not anymore

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 20:34 4

13. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 345; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


sorry for that......but i think wp is still in beta and MS i very hard working to fill any holes in it...

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