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  1. HellcatM's Avatar
    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.
    09-11-2014 05:48 PM
  2. androidfou360's Avatar
    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
    09-13-2014 12:17 PM
  3. Libdogg04's Avatar
    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.
    10-02-2014 03:04 PM
  4. BillyGent's Avatar
    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.
    10-04-2014 12:55 PM
  5. BillyGent's Avatar
    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!
    10-04-2014 01:57 PM
  6. Charles Evans1's Avatar
    My android lg from sprint keeps repeating incoming messages.....Why?

    Clearing messenger cache seems to work so far........
    11-12-2014 10:19 AM
  7. Ralu C's Avatar
    Yes, it has happened to me too. It happened in the past, on a Romanian mobile network, but also recently, on a Slovenian mobile network - therefore, different towers...

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos GT-S6802 with Android Gingerbread 2.3.6 (XXNE2) and I keep receiving the same messages as duplicates again and again in some kind of loop - the numbers are from different carriers [voicemail messages included!]. It has happened before, in a very random way - no repeating pattern, always different senders, but it stopped after 2 or 3 messages so I didn't bother to do anything about it.
    But now this thing has gone completely out of control, the messages won't stop, I've been receiving some of them 8 times, some more than 10 and now there was one I received once at every ten minutes [3 messages at 10 minutes interval each and then the fourth comes after precisely 11 minutes and then 10 minutes again] - I got this particular one, which was from my carrier, Telekom [but it was on roaming, Mobitel] for more than 70 [yes, bloody effing seventy!!] times.
    I've tried restarting the phone, using just one SIM card, I've scanned my phone with two different antivirus apps, I've already talked to one of the carriers and reported the issue - but I honestly think it's not a network fault, as it happens with BOTH SIM cards and they're from different carriers.
    They suddenly stopped at some point, now everything's back to normal, but I want to make sure this never happens again - I've contacted Samsung also, as some developers of Android told me the Android versions used for the Samsung phones are "heavily customised" - so then again, it's different versions of Android. Also, I found some info about the same problem here: community.o2.co.uk/t5/Android-Devices-Samsung-HTC-Sony/Galaxy-S2-receiving-duplicate-SMS-text-messages/m-p/263980#M6141 - can't actually post the link, search this string on Google.

    Will keep you posted if I receive any answer to my reports.
    11-16-2014 08:18 PM
  8. Anil Gidwani's Avatar
    It's that crazy operating system.... you guessed it right...... Android!
    11-28-2014 09:54 AM
  9. Matti Koskinen's Avatar
    The issue appear to be tower related. Hmm I ended up turning my phone off to flight mode to stop the message repeat. It seem to happened at one certain time, My partner and son send a message at around the same time and both messages constantly repeated on me.
    I am trying to find the root cause of the issue but there seem to be no direct answers.
    I will read all the answers but it is definitely not related to one brand of phone but androids seem to pick up a lot of errors on the way. I phone seem is 18 month old and is due to be replace any way.Ah well end of another era. NOt much i can do about it.
    02-05-2015 02:30 AM
  10. Alexphilly69's Avatar
    i used to always get multiple duplicate messages from the same person. It hasn't happened in a while.
    02-05-2015 05:36 PM
  11. Denise Larson's Avatar
    I am seeking resolution to the duplicate message phenom as well... Optimus LG Android User. Sooooo annoying!!!
    03-01-2015 03:34 PM
  12. zacuke's Avatar
    I've got really bad duplicate incoming texts too on HTC One m7. I talked to T-mobile and we tried all the usual things. New sim, factory reset. I've even tried rooting the device and installed various ROMs and kernels. Nothing resolves the problem.

    It doesn't make any sense: Why would my phone work perfectly well EXCEPT receiving duplicate texts? The phone is rock solid and when I use my Google voice number I do not get duplicate text messages. That's because those texts are sent over data connection, not the cell tower's SMS system. It's seems asinine to blame my phone and I think they know it's a problem on the network but they won't fix it so people buy new phones more frequently.

    Anyway I can tell a lot of other people are frustrated with this similar issue so if I ever resolve it (either new phone or new service) I'll try to provide an update.

    Edit 2 weeks later: I switch to Straight Talk and the double texting has gone away. So it was a problem with Tmobile, and they don't want to admit it. They just wanted me to buy a new phone.
    03-01-2015 09:09 PM
  13. Lori Stephenson's Avatar
    I have an HTC Vivid and I have a text coming in every 20 minutes from Wed the 18th and I have tried everything to get it to stop.
    I am an AT&T subscriber. I have restarted it and it downloaded 36 updated, I have turned it off and left it off for a couple hours, but
    the text message just come up when I turn it on. Last count it was over 45 messages. I just counted the messages and its up to 82.
    03-20-2015 09:30 AM
  14. MMushy's Avatar
    Hi.
    From Canada and using Wind Mobile network.
    Wife's phone has been getting the repeating messages quite frequently. The same message will repeat itself and no new messages will come through. First time, they did a sim swap and it worked, everything was good for a month. Then it happened again, this time they said it could be a tower issue, she was in between towers blah blah blah so this happened. They did a sim swap but it continued, so they played with some settings and it was "fixed". Afew weeks later again, this time I called text support, they "refreshed" the sms code and it was "fixed". I didnt write down the access code to get into the settings to refresh the code and now same ****e again.
    Is it a hardware issue, software, network ???
    Thinking of getting anew phone but am afraid it will happen again.

    BTW, I tried the suggestions above.....no luck.
    03-27-2015 11:51 PM
  15. Al Ackly's Avatar
    I suspect this is not a very common problem since it does not appear to bring up much by doing a search on the Internet. However, I have experienced this "repeating message" problem quite often. Very frustrating. It doesn't happen all the time.
    After reading the replies here, I see that many people solved it by clearing the data/cache/etc on their message app. I don't want to do that because I like to keep some of the messages that have information that I may need to refer to in the future.
    I just tried the "delete thread" and that seems to have somewhat worked. By that, I mean it slowed down the repeating (the repeats come every few minutes) but after deleting the thread, it was about every 5 minutes for a couple times and now it has appeared to stop altogether (well, it has been about 12 minutes now and nothing...)
    04-28-2015 01:58 PM
  16. jmarcv's Avatar
    I figured out why it is happening, in MY case. I have an S5, my wife has a Nokia with windows 8.

    I noticed that SOMETIMES I get doubles, not always. But the doubles are not EXACT doubles, always seemed a format difference.
    Finally I discovered that any time the nokia sent messages with a line feed in it, I got dupes. the first message had all line feeds stripped, and the second was as sent.

    So at this point the only way I can stop it is to ask my wife not to use line feeds.

    S5 to Nokia is OK.
    Nokia to blackberry is OK.

    I am using verizon messaging plus.
    05-16-2015 02:22 PM
  17. Ron Esh's Avatar
    I have a galaxy 10.1 with facebook Messenger Service I was living in Kenya for 6 months and have just come back into town when I arrived all of these major updates came on to my tablet ever since then all of my messages to my wife in Kenya have been duplicates I am battling hard to delete them the second time what the heck is going on it is the new updates how can we fix this problem otherwise I'm going to cancel everything and go to whatsapp because we don't have that problem there that I know of this also happens on my galaxy st 7580 when I came in from Kenya and the updates hit my cell phone hard also the problem has got to be in the updates my phone and tablet I never used to do this ever until I came back into town and got all of these updates
    06-13-2015 08:34 PM
  18. Androidz930's Avatar
    My question about writing emails with gmail from Android then it gets sent to and repeated on gmail account thru computer
    is that normal? It is very nerve wracking and confusing as it seems I have a bunch of unread and incoming mail on laptop
    but it is the same messages sent by my phone. Why? in essence duplicate emails mostly outgoing and some incoming as well.
    It seems whatever activity I do on phone since it is synched with gmail it also goes to computer. Why does it do that?
    06-20-2015 10:24 PM
  19. syeliab's Avatar
    Just got the Samsung S6, and it's duplicating all texts. For a while I could not send out text, but they got that fixed. Now it's back to tripling incoming texts. ARRRRGGGG!
    06-25-2015 10:52 AM
  20. Lydia Hurst's Avatar
    Same problem here. I have a samsung galaxy nexus. For example, when my friend texts me let's say 3 different messages "Hi" "what's up" "you there", they keep resending. I'll get a whole other set of those three same messages, sometimes one message has more than one duplicate. Then over intervals that vary over the hour I get the same thing. It seems to normally happen when I turn my phone on, but always goes away after an hour. Idk, just wanted to rage a bit... Hope it helped!
    07-07-2015 10:59 AM
  21. ipr549's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy S5 on T-Mobile in RI/MA. Default messaging app. Try to use WiFi while at home. Otherwise some combination of 3G/4G.

    I am also (still) having the duplicate message problem. Seems to be only duplicates on incoming texts as I have not heard anyone complain that they are getting duplicates from me.

    It can happen quite frequently and get extremely frustrating. See screencaps: imgur.com/9R3lPfK,6jXprvj#0 / imgur.com/9R3lPfK,6jXprvj#1 (need 10 posts to add links )

    I just tried clearing the cache in Messaging and Google Hangouts as others have suggested... we'll see.
    07-08-2015 08:46 AM
  22. Donna Heinrich's Avatar
    I have been plagued with repeating / duplicate incoming text messages for several months now. Doesn't happen all the time, and not with every message. But when it happens, it seems to have fits. I can get the same message or group of several messages DOZENS of times at seemingly random intervals for hours, sometimes several hours. It drives me crazy. The only "solution" seems to be to call the person who texted me and then it suddenly stops.

    I suspected it was not specific to the Evo LTE or my specific phone, even though Sprint would keep blaming the phone and saying I should take it in for service (which is not going to happen). It so happens two of my friends also have Evo LTE's and have the same issue.

    Today someone with a Sprint Win phone (he must be the only one on the planet with one) *AND* someone with a Sprint Galaxy S4 both reported the same thing to me. They showed it happening in my cell (tower) but also reported it happening in other cells (as did my other friends). I am really pissed at Sprint's attitude about it, acting like they have never heard of such a thing and/or blaming it on my phone. And I can't get anyone technical to help or look into it.

    So the question is- how many of you out there have seen this behavior?
    I just have today, for the first time ever, on a T Mobile Galaxy Avant
    How annoying. Deleting the thread, and calling the sender did not stop the mayhem, which lasted about and hour, so far.
    08-04-2015 06:45 PM
  23. bem522's Avatar
    This is happening on my Samsung Rugby Pro, both with texts and facebook statuses
    09-29-2015 10:48 AM
  24. Slikzster1's Avatar
    I have had this problem with my Samsung 3 for at least a year now. I live in N. Idaho. It frkn drives me crazy too. How do I fix the problem????
    11-05-2015 11:57 AM
  25. Violet hue's Avatar
    I just uninstalled lookout, here's hoping it fixes it!
    11-12-2015 11:58 PM
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