Okay, so I recently switched from AT&T (WORST DECISION EVER) this is why... I am in a group message with four others (2 apple 3 android) one day a couple months ago i did not receive any messages from the group; but since its a work group, they were getting messages and carrying on with their day. I checked all my settings, network, wifi, updates and I reset my phone, etc. I still did not receive messages. I asked one of my buddies to message me, i got his SMS and i got my other buddies Imessage.
I went to apple the next day. Told them as above, its important to note that i was not receiving droid or imessage but was able to get them separately. I asked the group to message me while at the store, which they did and i still could not receive messages. The apple folks said to backup the phone and factory reset. which I did and my phone started going off and getting all the messages. It worked for a while then it did it again. I went back a week later and got a whole new phone. Then worked for a while, since then its been hit and miss. I went to a tmobile store where they "made me feel like i was getting a deal when they swapped out my sim card" then they blamed apple. Once i told them i went there first she never brought it up again. My phone seemed to be okay, then the issue started happening again. At this point I am done with tmobile.
Yesterday, my dad sent me a photo (not on group message) and i was not able to get them. Also in addition i was not getting any group messages. I restarted my phone and it opened the flood gates. Now, this morning like 30 minutes ago, I asked a buddy in the group who sent the last message (my phone showed me as the last sent) and i was missing 4 responses. A co-worker sent me a photo which i was waiting a long period of time for as well. I restarted my phone and bam i got the messages.
Nothing in the settings has changed from the last time. Anyone have any thoughts?