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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Zoo Keeper
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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
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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_

Anonymous Visitor
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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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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

Zoo Keeper
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I'm so on this...

Anonymous Visitor
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http://www.emaildnc.com/index.htm (for no spam email & do not call or text registry)
Anonymous Visitor
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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
tgeer
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!
Brenda
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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
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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
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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
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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
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.

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