Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?

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LynnH
Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?

TAGs: Do Not Text, texting, text fees

At 4:23 a.m this morning, I received a text message on my cell phone (Sanyo from Qwest) from

Ralph @ intelnet . net . gt

Subject: Williams Ticker Tape

PNHL - Buy Now!

 

First off, I was sleeping at 4:23 am. Secondly, I pay for each text message I send/receive. This is bull. Since when can they advertise through text messages. Is there such a thing as a "Do Not Text" list? I'd really like to let this person/company know how I feel about their interference.

   

   

CritterKeeper
Do Not Text List ?

Lynn,

I'm pretty sure you need to contact your provider to get those to stop, I accidentally found a "opt in, opt out" of text msg marketing checkbox on my tmobile acct (online) a month or so back. I came across it by PURE accident and when I went looking for it again it was quite difficult to find. BUT it did make the texting go away.

So, I'd call your provider and ask them how to stop them or search around your online acct.

LynnH
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?

Good idea, should have already thought of that, but alas, no. Was too upset about even getting the text message advertisement to begin with. I'll do that, but I'd still like to let 'em have it! I'll figure that one out soon enough.

 

If I was standing on a fish, I'd slip and fall......

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Do Not Text List ?

I use Trackfone,and they said they cant stop text message, i should call and they will change my number(i Dont thnk so)i contacted Fcc and filed complaint,,will see what happen`s

jewels
National Do Not Text List

Lynn you can file a complaint with the FCC. It is illegal to advertise to cell phones.

I had a co pulling that crap several times a week. Within one week of filing the compliant, they disappeared. Go here:

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints_tcpa.html

Do Not Text

LynnH
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?

Do Not Text

Just caught this. Thank you so much Jewels! My hubby gets them on his business cell phone ALL the time and it's annoying! I'm going to do it. I think they should pay a fine to the people they texted, that would stop them.

If I was standing on a fish, I'd slip and fall......

nausetwaves
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?

I found out that sometimes you might send a text to something on TV and, in doing so, you are agreeing to sign up for a "premium text service." Once you have done this (and sometimes even if you haven't) you can be charged $9.99 per text that they send to you. I found this on my most recent bill as I was getting text messages from 84287 with a factoid that ended with a 1-800 #. I know if you are a Verizon customer, you can have them block you line from these things. The scary thing is that they don't need your permission to add this to your bill so you need to scrutinize your bill each month. On my bill, the charges showed up as "data" and I paid it no mind because I have a data package on my phone but this was an extra charge.

**Also, we learned the hard way of a similar scam that shows up on your home phone bill. While most of us know that those e-mails for a free XBox or laptop are bogus, I didn't realize that if you even fill out some of the fields they require you can still get scammed. My wife started to do this and then realized what it was and closed the page without hitting any kind of submit button. Several months later we started noticing a company that had added a monthly fee onto our phone bill. When we called about it, we were told to contact that company directly as they were charging us for a "premium voice mail service." Our home phone package already came with a voice mail service so you can imagine my choice of words for the company that "hijacked" my bill. It also took over two months to get our refund. Apparently, we need to have a "do not add anything to any of my bills unless I officially authorize it" list. Or even better a "if you do add anything to my bill without my explicit permission, you owe me $1000 for each penny that you charge me" list.

Sorry that this was wordy, but I thought this might help.

Zoo Keeper
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?

I'm guilty of this....it's those stupid quizzes my friends send me that I just have to have the answers for...19 pages later...

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?

i checked online and it looks like the senate is trying to pass a law based on this. If I find it passed, i'll give the address. i have a cash advance place texting me. stupid people!

for now, keep the message so you can go to your carrier and report the number to them. for now, that's all we can do.

-annoyed at stupid text-marketers human being_

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?

Hi,

I was getting random texts as well and then I remembered I had sent a text to McDonalds for their monopoly game. Apparently doing so automatically put me on their list. Fortunately, I simply had to go to their website and unsubscribe to getting more texts. Hopefully it will be just as easy in your case if you can remember texting a business or tv show.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?

YEAH I GUESS SOMEBODY THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUNNY TO ENTER MY NUMBER INTO ALOT O WEBSITES THAT TEXT AND I WAS GETTING ABOUT 15 TEXT MESSAGES A DAY FOR 3 DAYS.DO THE MATH (15 AT .20 A MESSAGE=3 DOLLARS) AND I GOT PREPAID AT&T VERY SUCKY FOR ME.SO I DID SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT THAT IF YOU REGISTER ON THE "DO NOT CALL LIST" THEY WILL STOP TEXTING AS WELL,WORKED FOR ME HERES THE LINK:::::::::

https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx

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