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Old 07-14-2005, 11:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently sent off an SMS message through my BlackBerry to a girl friend of mine. She received the message but, added on to the end of it was what I can only call a Porn Signature. My message arrived with about two lines of "Check out my big, hard....blah blah blah"

Needless to say, since I just met this girl, she now thinks I'm fairly creepy!

The bigger issue is, how did this happen? Checking my BB, the message is exactly as I sent it. On her phone, it has another two lines of text. The only aftermarket mods that I did to my BB was install BerryVine Messenger...and that was two days before this happened.

Since this was not a BB email it means that there was no chance for it to actually be a virus on my desktop as txts go direct to the carrier, not through the redirector. I can only suppose that an app on my phone (BerryVine?) actually created this problem.

Thoughts? I haven't actually seen this problem in searching for an answer so I'll throw it out to all of you.

Any insight?
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm curious how you sent the SMS? It was my understanding that we have to use a 3rd party service to send SMS messages. If this is the case, I'd sure like to know which service you used.
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a 7100r from Rogers in Canada which is an integrated phone and BB.

On the 7100, as part of your service with your carrier, SMS is just an option which I subscribe to. You send and receive messages in a similar manner to sending a PIN message or email
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Don't rule out her phone. She may have something on it appending the message to incoming SMS messages.
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I thought about that but then you'd think that she would be receiving the additional text on more than just a message from me.

So far as she's said, she is not
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Silent, Does it happen when you send another message? Can you look in your options and see what modules are installed on your blackberry?
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Have you tried sending an SMS to someone else? How about a PIN?
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no...doesn't appear to happen when I send another type of message

And it doesn't appear to happen when I send an SMS to someone else...just with this girl....

must be her but can't seem to find out for sure
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Send an SMS to her phone from another phone....sounds like its not on your bb at all.
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Are you sure she's not pulling a joke on you?
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Arrange to meet with her (offer nicely), and let her watch you write a text message, to show that you're not even typing the extra text. And when it shows on her phone, the extra text "mysteriously appears".

Try doing a Google search on keyword SMS followed by the exact spelling of the appended text (or at least as many words as you can remember)
GOOGLE Search [SMS check out my big, hard <put the rest text here>]

Then you may actually find some information on some kind of a SMS virus. (Cabir comes to mind, but I have no idea which cellphone viruses may do this.)

It would almost certainly not be the BlackBerry's fault, but don't blame either cellphone yet to her (she might get upset), just demonstrate in person what seems to be happening so she understands the message is coming out of thin air and explain "there must be some kind of funny virus somewhere" (without being more specific)
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