Port Out Notification Spam


We've now resolved the incident. Thanks for your patience.

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This issue is now resolved and we’ve corrected our systems to account for this edge case. We will leave this notice up for a couple hours to make sure our customers who are not in the office yet have a chance to see it.

Skyetel recently automated a lot of its porting workflow, most notably it’s Port Out notifications. However, there are still circumstances where a port needs to be processed manually due to technical variables about the phone number or gaining/loosing carriers.

We thought we had accounted for all edge cases but… we apparently missed one. This morning our team manually authorized a port out request to a gaining carrier which triggered a bug in our authentication system that caused a loop. The system then ran through all of our phone numbers as a security check and sent them the port out message in error.

No numbers were ported out, and nothing shady happened that should cause concern. Your numbers are fully intact :). This was strictly an embarrassing bug.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience this caused.

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We identified the glitch, and stopped additional emails. We will provide an update as to the cause of this within two hours.

Sorry for spamming you :(

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Our team is currently investigating a port out notification bug that is causing a flood of inaccurate port out notifications. Don’t worry - these numbers are not actually being ported out. Updates to follow shortly.

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Affected components
  • Misc