I was just looking through my messaging history, and my usage log shows texts received from number 000-000-0000. I checked my phone's log, and I did not receive ANY texts at the times recorded by Verizon. Obviously, I have unlimited texting, so it won't affect my bill, but I would like to know WHY am I seeing those in usage and where do they actually go since I'm not receiving these texts?
Some say it was an issue that required 3G phones to dial *228 and 4G LTE phones to reboot or remove SIM and power down, re insert SIM power back on to refresh network. Others say it is a block or restricted number. Text messages from email can also appear in this format on the record. the times you see recorded are the time that the Verizon towers synced information to Verizon's servers so the reporting times are incorrect due to lag.
I have a brand new phone (not even a month old), so all the programming happened very recently. I doubt it's a restricted or blocked number, because there is one outgoing text recorded by VZW to the 000-000-0000 number.
And if I only have 2 real texts in a day, even the time lag doesn't compensate for listing 10 of the phantom ones.
Thanks for your thoughts though.
Lot of factors here and even Verizon hasn't found a solution to it yet, sating that, if you receive no threat, security risk, unwarranted charge against your account, or other negative side effect that you should disregard as it is a formatting error in how the communication method was received. In other words...if you never viewed a detailed list of in and out messages, you would never know.