This is a technical support issue.
Call Verizon, get to tech (Opt 3).
They will remove a free feature from your plan called Backup Asst Plus Sync $0.00.
This will stop the text messages. For the most part they cleaned it up.
No this will not harm your backup assistant.
It can be removed through the user's MyVerizon account online by themselves as well without calling customer service.
I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.
Hi Alice31. Other than these annoying jumbled "BREW" messages, I hope you and your boyfriend are enjoying your new iPhones. Out of curiosity, did you by chance have a regular handset with the Alltel Mobile Email client configured with an email account? The messages you're describing are usually from the Alltel Mobile Email system, aka Office Sync. If you did have an Alltel device where the Alltel Mobile Email was being used, it may not have been turned off properly before the phone was deactivated. Without an Alltel device active anymore, the iPhone doesn't know how to translate the notifications of new messages.
Follow me (JenniferH_VZW) and direct message me so we can get a Resolution Ticket opened and stop those frustrating messages for you both.
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Honestly, I had the same issue, it is from when you go from a regular phone to a droid/i-phone and the programs aren't compatible. One is trying to synch with the other and it keeps sending you the error messages. I called Verizon and they were able to fix the issue. Good Luck!