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Old 12-04-2006, 11:52 AM   #1
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I just got a spam text on my cell phone. Is there anything I can do about it? Is there a "do not text" list?
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:55 AM   #2
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Try replying "stop" to it. It worked for me a couple weeks ago. It think it'* randomly trying though, so you may want to wait until it repeats before confirming that it'* a valid number by replying.
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there is a do not call list for cell phones, if you aren't on that I would start there
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I'm on it. I tried to file a complaint but it only works if it came from a telephone number. This text came from an email address.
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I'm on it. I tried to file a complaint but it only works if it came from a telephone number. This text came from an email address.
And that'* the problem. There'* no way to regulate it.
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Right, and for example, I don't have text messaging in my plan..and get whacked each time one arrives.
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That sucks. It'* regulated in Canada by the CRTC I think....I've never heard of it happening here.
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there are a couple different commands to reply with to take you off the list, im sure you can do a google search to find a list of common ones, or you can call your provider and they should be able to give you some ideas
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That sucks. It'* regulated in Canada by the CRTC I think....I've never heard of it happening here.
if so, that'* good. I'm on prepaid, and fortunately the thing with that is receiving text messages are free... sending is 15 cents each. Never had a spam problem.
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Dammit!!! it'* happening again. I got one last night and tonight.
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