Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?


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LynnH
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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.

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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?
Beware of Facebook as well folks! Get a game invite? answer it and your on a call/text list in seconds! Don't text game shows, etc. Same thing. Call your phone Co. and set up a list of numbers you WILL except text from, and have all others blocked. Double check web sites before you start typing your info. The FCC is years behind the criminals these days.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Called Verizon Wireless. Couldn't have been easier. Simply gave them the number of the SPAM texter, and they immediately removed it from all 4 lines on my account. They also have the ability to enter customer's phone lines for removal from general SPAM. One of their few free services.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Sprint lets you go on line and and list the numbers you want texts from and will block all others. You can enter up to 50 numbers to accept texts from. Bit time consuming if you have alot of friends that text you, but worth it. I realized I only text about a dozen people so I listed them and blocked all others. I figure if I missed someone, they will call and tell me and I can add them. It is under My Preferences under your profile.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
The Do Not Text Registry
There is a petition being gathered at http://donottextregistry.org/. From what I can see, this is a legitimate attempt to get congress and the FCC to act. No personal information is required nor requested.
i have the power!!! (not verified)
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This only works for Sprint as far as I know. Text To the # 9999 the word "Block" (space) then the number. Like this # was sending me crap about a Wal Mart mart gift card. So it looks like this. ---> Block 3478271646<--- then send it. Problem solved. Or just turn off your phone at night. Best info I can give to Sprint customers.
Texting Hater (not verified)
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For anyone who doesn't use text messaging at all, contact your wireless service provider to block all text messsages sent to your cell phone. AT&T is now doing it for me with the exception for those messages sent from AT&T company itself. Problem solved once for all.
aray0610 (not verified)
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?
If you write down your phone number in a classified page such as craigslist there are people targeting these entries and sending junk txt mesages about bull-pucky-rooney-toot-tooty services and business opportunities. I just tried the national do-not-call list hoping it works but something tells me it will not...
AliGurl (not verified)
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?
I have been on the 'Do Not Call' list for many years as well. I do wish they had a 'Do Not Text' list as well. Maybe soon. What I find works wonders (and only do if you have unlimited texts, obviously, of course) is send the word "STOP" about 10 times in a row. Then text them again and ask if getting those unwanted texts was annoying. Then tell them..."now you know how I feel". This is 100% successful Smile
Bob Ress (not verified)
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From the FCC site: (http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/canspam.html)
"The FCC’s ban covers messages sent to cell phones and pagers, if the message uses an Internet address that includes an Internet domain name (usually the part of the address after the individual or electronic mailbox name and the “@” symbol). The FCC’s ban does not cover “short messages,” typically sent from one mobile phone to another, that do not use an Internet address."
and
"FCC rules prohibit sending unwanted text messages to your wireless phone number if they are sent using an autodialer, or if you have placed that number on the national Do-Not-Call list."
You'll have to report the call on the do-not-call list site. https://complaints.donotcall.gov Which does nothing at all, from what I've seen.

Rocksister (not verified)
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I have been on the national registry Do Not Call list for many years, and every year I register again, just in case. I still get texts on my phone from unknown numbers, particularly telling me I can get cash I need and junk like that. It does NOT stop marketing texts, contrary to what is written here. And for those who pay for individual texts, this should be prosecuted with great fervor.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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i called at&t and they have marked my account for no advertisements and any kind of soliciting.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Thank you for the idea. I didn't know AT&T had a program like that. Thanks again.
Bud (not verified)
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?

Apparently KGB does something similar. I asked one question, and now I am getting all these offers for buying forclosed houses and getting cash loans
WooHoo

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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The Do Not Call registry may be being used to SMS text spamming - as soon as I registered 3 unlisted #'s to the DNC, all 3 phones received the same spam message indicating I had won a sweepstakes. Not a coincidence.

The numbers from are: 302-332-4991 & 716-380-6835 so far... Looking into it online from others receiving the spam - it was originating from telemarketers.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?

Very interesting.....that the Do Not Call List might be used to send texts instead of phone call.
Your example makes a lot of sense.

If that's truly the case, someone should be investigating this immediately.

I know I've just received a "you can get cash" spam text from a company I never heard of, and I never give out my cellphone # on any websites.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?
I'm on a monthly plan with Virgin and just found out some company got my number and is charged me 3.00 per text they sent... That's 18.00 just in the last few weeks!
Anonymous Visitor
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Well, I have every phone in my family registered on the "do not call list"...and have since its inception. I still get these unwanted texts and, like you, cost me .20 a pop whether I read them or not. These clowns have been getting away with crap forever and neither the state of California or Feds seem to care enough to stop it. After all, a phone number can be tracked by proper authorities...if they really wanted to stop this.

Another Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?
sure it sounds all cloak and dagger like but most of the time these are solicitors out of country. it would cost the gov. waay too much $$ to prosecute/extradite/ so on and so on. we just have to set in our little circle and be good sheeple and not say anything. hmmm
Brenda (not verified)
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I have been on the Do Not Call list since it was first established. Not only has it always been illegal to market to cell phones in any manner but I was just on a web site where hundreds of people who are complaining of being sent a message saying they won a $50 Target gift card for visiting some site we've never heard of are also on the DNC list and didn't receive text message solicitations until they added themselves to this list.
The best way to take care of this is to write to the FCC and let them know about the problem. They will need the phone number that texted/called, the number to return the call to, and what it was about. For example, the Target gift card scam wants a credit card number for shipping, but can't provide the name of the president of the company, an address, and all representitives had a spanish accent and claim to be in Colorado Springs. (information is from other scam sites I visited today)

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?
The "Do Not Call List" is only good for about 4 years...you need to reregister if it's been longer then that.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?
A new law was passed...you do not need to re-register on the do not call list - once you are on the list, it is on there forever. By the way, I am on it, and am still getting unwanted texts without my permission.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?
well unfortunately i used to work in a call center that sent those stupid text messages to people and we were told that the do not call list is not part of text messages. it is legal to market through messages as long as you put your phone number on the internet any has access to it. just be careful with what website you put your phone number on if you don't like receiving text messages. anything on the internet is public. it don't matter if there is a safelock on it or not someone can still access any info on the internet if they want to....whether it's legal or not. if you were to take it to the authorities about the text messages they'll just tell you it was your fault for putting your phone number on the internet. sorry cold hard truth
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I'm so on this...

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?
http://www.emaildnc.com/index.htm (for no spam email & do not call or text registry)
tgeer (not verified)
emaildnc.com
Something is very suspicious about that emaildnc.com website. As mentioned previously it's privately owned and not affiliated with any governmental agency. All of that flashing bold text and the general amateurish layout of the website had me suspicious from the start so I decided to probe around a bit on the site. Firstly, some of the registration pages (eMail DNC, for instance) don't even work. There are only 3 fields on the page to fill in: Name, eMail Address, and Comments (optional). But when filled out and submitted an error message is produced stating that a valid cellular number must be provided. There's not even a place to enter a phone number and why would they need it to block unwanted eMails? I then tried the 'Contact Us' option and when I submitted my concerns all I got was some obscure error message so that didn't work either. Lastly, I called the support phone number provided but it is completely automated with a women's voice talking 100MPH which is impossible to keep up with and to my horror, some of the 'support' options are actually spam, trying to offer you services and other unwanted solicitations! Just the opposite of what this site is supposed to be all about. I feel bad for anyone who has provided their personal information to these shady people. The anonymous poster who provided this link should be tarred and feathered. Beware!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Where Is The "Do Not Text" List?
this url wants you to download their services. it is not a government site but a private business. if you fill out a complaint card, it asks from everything from the isp address you use to the type and content of the spam you are getting. User Beware is all I have to say
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
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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_

nausetwaves (not verified)
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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.

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