Long-Lost Texts Arrive

Nov 9, 2019
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Waiting for a text message from a lost love or word you've been nominated for an Oscar? Well, maybe it's not too late. Almost 170,000 text messages from last Valentine's Day, February 14, just finally arrived this past Thursday night because of a server issue - they call it an internal maintenance cycle - at Syniverse, a company that helps deliver texts for major U.S. carriers.

Marissa Figueroa of Turlock, Calif., got a text from an ex she doesn't talk to anymore. It just was not good for me and my mental health, she said.

I like to think the text message sent to me I never saw was from the people who give MacArthur Genius Grants. Let me check now.

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