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Why are my text messages not being delivered?

I have had metro PCS since I was 12 years old (I'm 18 now) and I have had this problem for the entire 6yrs I've had this service... For some reason, many of my text messages do not go through. So I'll send a text and the other person won't receive until hours later, maybe even days. Also, sometimes when they do get the message, they'll get it over 10 times, back to back. I just got a brand new phone, the ZTE phone, and as I said ive hard this problem for 6 years but it has gotten much worse this time around. I have sent out 7 text messages today to the same person, and they have only received 2 out of those 7. I don't understand the problem? I've had at&t and boost mobile and I never had this problem. It frustrates me because I can't even have a conversation anymore because there is a big possibility that they won't receive my messages and they'll think I'm just ignoring them. Or they'll receive the message 10 times and they'll be annoyed. I think I'm going to have to quit this service altogether and switch to a more reliable service. Is anyone else having this problem.

Sounds like a network issue. In that case, you might want to consider moving to another network provider.

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