Garbled Message

Garbled messages occur between Verizon and other carriers and appear as:
  • Multiple messages out of order
  • Additional or unexpected characters in a message
  • Upside-down question marks instead of text


To avoid garbled messages, limit use of:
  • Foreign languages that have symbols (i.e. Russian, Chinese, Arabic)
  • Letters with accents
  • Non-ASCII symbols (¿ ¢ ¼)
  • Emoji
  • Long texts