Mysterious wave of texts leave Americans extremely confused

A mysterious technical glitch has seen some American mobile phone owners receive unintelligible messages from their friends, family, and even exes.

It is believed that a “maintenance update” caused texts originally sent in February to be randomly sent in the early hours of Thursday morning.

While the glitch helped reunite friends who hadn’t talked to each other for several months, the unprompted messages instilled fear in others.

One woman from Oregon said she woke up at 5am to a text from her sister that simply said “omg” – causing her to worry that something had happened to her newborn nephew in hospital.

Stephanie Bovee ended up waking her mother in a panic, and it took three hours for her to realise that everything was fine and the text was a mistake.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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