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Where did these mysterious iphone messages come from?

Asked by hug_of_war (10351 points ) 3 months ago from iPhone

Last week my iphone was stolen. I now have my mom’s phone with a new number (different from my old one and hers). I also did a complete reinstall.

Well today I have two text message conversations from people I’ve never talked to in my life.

I just moved here and the texts are from a local number, while the area code on my phone is different.

How did this happen? It’s not one random text but whole conversations I never had.

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zenvelo's avatar

I’d bet your phone carrier recycled someone else’s old number, and those were old messages that were still in the system.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Is your mums phone an iPhone too? If so your old phone may still be associated with your iMessage account and apple are sending the messages to both phones.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

Many years ago, when I first got the number I have now, I got a call from a lady asking what I was doing with her son’s phone number.

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