I currently a droid x running android 2.3.3 in the Royersford, PA area. I updated to Android 2.3.3 2-3 weeks ago. After this update I started receiving a noticeable amount of duplicate text messages. The duplicates can number anywhere from 2 to 11 and are received over a ten minute period. As I am sure you can imagine this is extremely frustrating. It is also not restricted to one contact. I have received duplicate texts from 4 different carriers and the majority of types of phones available ranging from iphones to android to non-smartphones.
In an attempt to resolve the issue I visited my local verizon store and after spending about 20 minutes of being asked over and over if i had tried taking the battery out (which I had) I was finally told to perform a factory reset on my phone. I did and after 2.5 hours of redownloading all my apps (apparently they haddn't backed up to google's servers yet) I started receiving duplicate messages again (it actually started before I redownloaded all my apps). I returned to the verizon store in the next few days only to be told that since they could not get the problem to replicate itself in store (this after waiting for 45 minutes for the clerk to go around the store and use every display phone to text my phone) there was nothing they could do to help me, even though I still had duplicate messages in my inbox.
After waiting about a week I grew frustrated enough to try again and they agreed to give me a new phone (which I currently have). I didn't receive a duplicate for about 2 days and then it started again and has gotten progressively worse ever since. I even tried switching from the stock messaging app to handcent but it did not help (and yes I disabled the default messaging app).
Is anyone out there capable of fixing this issue? Is it an android problem, a droid x problem, or a verizon problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A few more bits of information. My mom also has the droid x running 2.3.3 and has recently started experiencing the same problem but not to the extent that I do. My brother has a htc incredible running something other than 2.3.3 (I'm not sure what) and experiences the same problem as myself (this leads me to believe it is either an android problem or verizon but since it is on two different versions of android I am leaning towards verizon).
Thanks for any help anyone can give, and if there is already a topic about this I apologize, I could not find it anywhere on this site.