I switched from a windows phone to a Sony Xperia z1s because I was receiving weird symbols when people would send me messages. I thought it was the phone, but since i switched from windows to android, I still have the same problem. This used to only occur once in a while, but now it occurs about every 5 to ten messages. I have no idea how to fix this?
Best answer by mattbehnken
Wanted to update since it has been awhile. I haven't experienced the issue lately, nor has my wife both using Note 5s on T-mo. I didn't mention that I had this issue on At&t as well near the end of 2015. That was on the GS6edge+. My wife was getting the issue from multiple recipients, while I was only having the weird symbol issue from one person. I also didn't mention that I came across a thread online that suggested a misconfigured APN (access point name) could be the issue. I did reset it to default, but it didn't solve the issue. Basically, after it happening quite regularly, the problem has since disappeared. God Bless America.