T-Mobile explains why some customers got a text telling them it’s Tuesday on a Wednesday

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Some T-Mobile customers got a text message today telling them it was Tuesday and urging them to download the T-Mobile Tuesdays app. There was some concern that it could be phishing or something similar, but I’ve now got an explanation for what happened.

T-Mobile tells me that this text message is not a phishing attack. Instead, the carrier explains that the SMS reminder for T-Mobile Tuesdays that was sent yesterday was resent today by default to customers that didn’t receive the original message.

T-Mo says that it’s paused its system to ensure that no more customers will receive a text telling them it’s Tuesday when it’s actually Wednesday today.

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At best it can be mildly weird when you receive a text on a Wednesday telling you that it’s Tuesday, making you think you’re not as far through the week as you thought, and at worst it can make you concerned that you’re a phishing target. The good news is that this T-Mobile text message is the former, so if you received the text today, you can safely ignore it.

Thanks, Rick!

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  • JG

    T-Mobile tells me that this text message is not a phishing attack. Instead, the carrier explains that the SMS reminder for T-Mobile Tuesdays that was sent yesterday was resent today by default to customers that didn’t receive the original message.

    Claiming it was done by default implies this is a normal response… T-Mobile Tuesdays has been a thing for some time now… But AFAIK at least, this is the first time we’ve seen Tuesday messages being sent on Wednesday…

    So what caused some individuals to not get their Tuesday reminder on Tuesday?

    Also, should I be concerned that I didn’t get this message – on Tuesday or Wednesday, this week or IIRC, any other week? The T-Mo Tuesday app does send reminders in the form of notifications with messages similar to this. Would the app’s reminders take the SMS’s place? Or am I missing out on getting additional spam from T-Mobile reminding me to claim gifts 95% of which are totally useless to me*? [*Could we maybe swap Shell out for another petro station from time to time for those of us without a Shell station?]

    • Hilton GoWahoos Redskins

      No. If you don’t have shell you live in the wrong place. We need gas, not petro

  • BobbieDooley

    Well, anything is ok in the neverland of Doug Chartier. I heard he’s committed infidelity 9 times now, (that we know about) and The European Company enables it.

    Considering this track record, Timotheus Höttges is absolutely a man I’d work for, and Donald Trump’s kids would want to consider too!

  • RealShit

    Look what we’re talking about… a text saying it’s Tuesday is throwing everyone’s world into chaos lmao. The general public is fucking stupid lol