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A text that you swear you got. Either by feeling the vibration on your leg, or hearing your tone, or in the worst of cases both. But when you check your phone you are left feeling cheated.

A texting miscarriage.
Guy 1: "Dude, let's do something"
Guy 2: "I texted those girls I met yesterday, I think they just responded. Let me see what they said... Oh nevermind, it was a phantom text..."
Guy 1: "stfu man, nobody likes you."
by VeryReliableSource August 06, 2009
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When you have your cell phone in your pocket, you feel it vibrate across your leg, but when you look at your phone there is no notifications of a text message, or anything else of that matter.
It happens wherever, whenever. The Phantom Text happens to everyone with cell phones.
by P Krizzle April 01, 2008
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Feeling your cellphone vibrate in your pocket, even though it's not.
"Why does he keep looking at his phone?"

"The post-break-up stress disorder psychic-dols oodles embody themselves as phantom texts, dude. Give him a break!"
by Cass-y-Uli-that October 10, 2010
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When you are certain you feel your phone vibrating inside your pocket only to find you don't have your phone on you.
I spent a minute searching for my phone, just to find I haven't got it on me, I must be getting phantom texts.
by askannAar January 25, 2016
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