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    I have to say sorry first, but im glad i am not going crazy or as my husband says "its probably" the way "you" have set it up". But i have had my Galaxy S5 now for about a month and just in the last couple days the same message repeating over and over again. It is driving me crazy to, its gotten to the point where i wont check the message and it will be something important. How frustrating. I'm with att. So to hear its a tower issue is a little relieving.....
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    I have the same problem but I think the problem is with the sprint network and not the phones themselves. This problem only occurs with texts from one of my friends in particular. She has Sprint for her carrier. I just received the same text from her 6 times in the last hour and she said that she only sent it once. This used to happen on my old phone when I got messages from this same friend and since it is still happening on my new phone I know it is not the phone. My Old phone was an LG Optimus V and the new phone is a Samsung Galaxy Victory. My friend also changed phones. This happened when she had a Samsung Galaxy S3 and still happens with her Galaxy S4. My plan is with Virgin Mobile which also operates on the Sprint network. Given the variety of phone brands and models I would say it is safe to assume that the issue lies withing Sprints network itself.
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    I have solved this in a different way. I went into app settings, like suggested in a previous comment. I noticed that I have Lookout Security installed - evidently a free perk from either T-Mobile or HTC. It occurred to me that this anti-virus program may be scanning texts after I already received them, and then sending them through after the scan, sometimes two or three more times.

    If you have an anti-virus or security type thing installed, uninstall it or go to app settings and disable it and see if that helps. It cleared mine right up. Stay away from shady apps, though.

    I have the HTC One S, by the way (T-Mobile).
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    Quote Originally Posted by aristontyler View Post
    I have solved this in a different way. I went into app settings, like suggested in a previous comment. I noticed that I have Lookout Security installed - evidently a free perk from either T-Mobile or HTC. It occurred to me that this anti-virus program may be scanning texts after I already received them, and then sending them through after the scan, sometimes two or three more times.

    If you have an anti-virus or security type thing installed, uninstall it or go to app settings and disable it and see if that helps. It cleared mine right up. Stay away from shady apps, though.

    I have the HTC One S, by the way (T-Mobile).
    Huh... interesting. I'll have to try that, I've had this issue for like a year now, but usually only got like 2 or 3 copies of a message. I just got 14 copies of one and will try removing Lookout. HOX+

    EDIT: looks like that fixed it.
    Last edited by picklesandmayo; 07-30-2014 at 11:00 AM.
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    The duplicate text messages was finally fixed!

    I have never used the hangouts app even though it is installed on my cellphone.
    I only use the default text messaging default app that comes with the phone.

    however I cleared the cache from the "google hangouts" app and restarted the phone. I have not received duplicate texts ever since.
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    I've been having the same problem on my HTC One X with AT&T and it doesn't seem to be tower based since it happens at my work in Tucson and at home and when I was in Albuquerque earlier this week.

    UPDATE:
    After killing all running services and clearing the cache of all my apps I didn't get any duplicate message for a couple of days, but then this morning, I received a duplicate from my wife. I just have to figure out what I have activated since.
    Last edited by GoDonkeys; 08-27-2014 at 04:51 PM.
  7. #32  

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    I've not been receiving multiples (Droid Ultra - Verizon) but one recipient of my sms's has (Samsung Note 3 - Verizon.) I'm assuming both phones are using Verizon's latest OS for the particular phone. Only began occurring this year and after I upgraded to the latest version of Handcent (should not have) and since, have replaced it with GO SMS Pro. Multiples have continued, but only occasionally and only when I include a photo??? ...and only to this one particular recipient??? Cannot figure out which end is creating the problem.
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    If you have an air rave here is sprint air rave support numbe 866-556-7310. I have had this issue and others for going on 11 months and after 10 one of my issues was fixed.

    After calling today (so far) I haven't gotten any duplicate texts. here are things to have them do. Expand the coverage of your air rave, but make sure you put your numbers on the whitelist so others can't use it, it only allows 5 phones at a time to connect so you really want to have it just for the household and people you know that visit.

    Also turn off 4G when you're at home, the last tech I talked to said having 4G on might be an issue because the phone is constantly looking for that 4G signal and since the Air Rave does 3G if you're going between what little signal you have from a Spring 4G tower and the Air Rave, it could cause repeat texts. Like I said so far my phone hasn't gotten a repeat text, but its only been a few hours. You can download a widget (Unless you have a phone that will allow this) that will allow you to quickly access the cellular connectivity screen.

    Something else someone told me it might be the upload speed. I'm with Time Warner and I have 15ms/s down but only 1mb/s up so that upload speed might be whats causing the issue. If I get repeat texts again I may try upgrading my internet to 20mb/s down and 3mb/s up. When I was with AT&T Uverse I had 25mb/s down and 2mb/s up and had no issues (I moved into a Verizon area that doesn't have FiOS). Another option is for your next phone just get one that does WiFi calling, that should fix the issue.

    I hope some of my suggestions work. Good luck.
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    I've had the same problem, I receive duplicate texts. It is not contact specific and it happens often. I live in Canada. I phoned technical support of my provider and they said I would have to either:

    1. Do a system reset
    2. Get a new sim card

    If there is any other suggestions please let me know
  10. #35  

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    I have AT&T service and an LG Nitro phone, and I have the same issue. As a matter of fact, I've just received a 17th duplicate message from my sister that was originally sent on 09/30. She also sent me another one right before that, which I received 11 times; however, I think that one has stopped. Yet for 2 full days now, I've received the same Lol message sometimes 30 seconds apart, sometimes 30 minutes apart.

    My phone restarts itself a lot, and a few times I've had problems with being able to send but not receive text messages for several days and then receive 30+ messages all at once. So I have a hate relationship with my phone right now and deciding if I should go with LG again. I've had a couple of LG phones in the past with no issues, so I assumed it was just this phone and didn't call AT&T.

    At any rate, I think it's an Android issue as I've had a friend with a Samsung Galaxy say that she received duplicate messages on occasion, although not as many as I receive. So, it's not just your phone or provider, but it stinks that they didn't try to help.
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    I have an Moto X on AT&T. This problem started a couple weeks ago. I took the phone into ATT and they gave me a new SIM Card and did a reset. Still happened. They told me it was my phone. OK.. then why are tons of other people on different phone and different networks having this problem? I tried the suggestion about deleting the cache from Google Hangouts and restarting the phone but 5 minutes later it was worse than ever for one friend I tested a text on.

    The only thing all of these phones have in common is the towers, I believe. Unless they share the same hardwear. I dunno. The towers is the only thing I can think of.
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    I just cleared the cache off all I could and stopped all running apps I could, then restarted. I stopped sending repeat text but still received two repeats.

    Will try again just in case I missed an app.
    Man this is infuriating!
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