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Has anyone had any success getting their cell provider to block specific numbers from sending text messages?  M gets frequent txtspam, always from the same 5-digit number.   He has activated all possible blocking options and Verizon (shockingly) told him that they cannot block 5-digit numbers.  Their solution was for him to text the people back and request that they stop spamming him.

Yeah, like that's gonna work. He did it so that when the spammers strike again he can go to Verizon and say, "Really, that plan worked a treat, great idea boys. Now fix it."

Date: 2009-07-16 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brazenleigh.livejournal.com
I was reading other journals when I found your entry, Hope you don't mind me replying.

just type "STOP ALL" it works amazingly well.

Date: 2009-07-16 12:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ferriludant.livejournal.com
Is his phone on the national do-not-call registry? I'm not sure that it works for textspam, but it should.

Of course, the downside is that it's largely toothless, everyone says.

But I get no calls on any of my phones, so I'm a believer. I've only had to file a complaint once - our housephone here (Nikki's phone) wasn't on the list, and we were getting calls. Once I put it on the list and waited the required month, and finally put in a complaint, the calls stopped.

Date: 2009-07-16 01:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meneleth.livejournal.com
He doesn't have to open the messages, though. Just delete them unread and he won't be charged any time.

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