Official Microsoft response to the Y2k16 SMS bug

January

5

Via WMExperts we have an official response to the Y2k16 SMS bug affected some Windows Mobile handsets on some carriers.

The Microsoft spokesman says:

“Microsoft is aware of reports that phone messages received after 1/1/2010 may be dated 2016. These reports have not yet resulted in widespread customer inquiries; however, we are working closely with our manufacturing and mobile operator partners to investigate the cause and correct the issue as appropriate.”

While Microsoft pontificates a work-around is currently available which means SMS messages will get their timestamp from the phone rather than the network.  It can be downloaded here.

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