For the past several weeks StraightTalk text service has been horrible.
It began with texts not being sent properly. My phone would display that the messages were sent but they would not appear on the recipients' phones sometimes until hours later. This would occur seemingly randomly throughout the day. Then I began receiving texts hours after they had been sent to me, or not at all. Some texts would simply never appear on my phone. Others would appear hours later in between texts that had been sent to me moments before.
I was able to replicate send and receive issues by using friends' phones from other networks (AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile) side by side with my StraightTalk phone. StraightTalk's customer service has been of no hope at all. This is obviously a server side issue...and I cannot possibly be the only customer experiencing the issues.
Then, within the past week I began receiving duplicates of much older texts (ones that I had already previously received). In fact, some of the texts were several days old and never marked as duplicates. The only reason I could tell they were copies of older texts was because the texts contained very specific information discussed in conversations days before.
This problem remains unresolved. At this point if it is not resolved before the renewal date I am going to move to a different service.