Nextel SMS troubles

Apr 18 2005 - 12:54 PM ET | Nextel, SMS
Many Nextel users are experiencing very long delays when sending or receiving text messages. Nextel claims that it's because their network is being flooded with millions of spam messages and the filters are bogged down. More hardware was supposed to be in place by today, but so far users are still having problems with SMS to and from carriers besides Nextel. A thread on this subject at HowardForums has over 300 replies and 25,000 views. However, the thread spans months of problems, not just a recent issue due to spam. If you're a Nextel subscriber, please let us know the availability of text mesaging.