Spam invading cell phones

Spam invading cell phones

There are 43 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Mar 19, 2008, titled Spam invading cell phones. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

This is not a gray area - no legitimate advertiser or marketer with a brain would embrace a mobile phone spam advertising campaign - yet.

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AVA

Wellford, SC

#1 Mar 20, 2008
I depend on my two cells phones.One is my personal one and the other is my work phone.I can imagine what a pain it would become to constantly get spam over both phones. I hope the compnays can work to make sure this does not happen.
Joe

Newington, CT

#2 Mar 20, 2008
The problem is the companies dont care. It is incredibly easy to send mass spam texts to cell phones by simply sending an email to "[email protected] ss.com".

The problem is the cell phone providers dont care. Why worry about spam when you can charge your customers for it.

Since: Nov 07

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#3 Mar 20, 2008
I signed my cell phone number up at the donotcall.com registry. I was under the impression that would stop any telemarketing calls. Of course, I could be wrong...
shab CT

United States

#4 Mar 20, 2008
LynneB wrote:
I signed my cell phone number up at the donotcall.com registry. I was under the impression that would stop any telemarketing calls. Of course, I could be wrong...
i believe it is donotcall.gov - as i signed up too and was hoping it might work. time will tell i guess

Since: Nov 07

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#5 Mar 20, 2008
shab CT wrote:
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i believe it is donotcall.gov - as i signed up too and was hoping it might work. time will tell i guess
Yes, you're right, it's donotcall.gov . All we can do know is wait and see.
Artsy

Houston, TX

#6 Mar 20, 2008
I've had my cell number registered under the donotcall.gov for about 5 years now and I have never received spam.

Just like your computer, you can block certain numbers on your cell phone. It may take a while but sure worth it.

Since: Nov 07

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#7 Mar 20, 2008
NOW, all we can do NOW. Sheesh. I thought I could spell.
No hope left

Stratford, CT

#8 Mar 20, 2008
How's this people,just throw the phone away,do you really need it or do you just want it?
disgusted

United States

#9 Mar 20, 2008
LynneB wrote:
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Yes, you're right, it's donotcall.gov . All we can do know is wait and see.
i signed up to but guess what i got last week 10 of these spam messages..just where do i file a complaint???
8-track

Stratford, CT

#10 Mar 20, 2008
You can all just throw them phones away.

Try life without them,you will see that you really don't need them

If you stop and think about it,how many times did you really need to make or receive that call?

If it is less then ten times say in six months,you may not need it at all.

Try this do you daily routine but without a cell phone. You will find it's not that bad.

Land line phones still work,just leave a number where you can be reached.
Kelly

Naugatuck, CT

#11 Mar 21, 2008
disgusted wrote:
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i signed up to but guess what i got last week 10 of these spam messages..just where do i file a complaint???
You are able to report a complaint on the same site.
james beardsley

Clifton, NJ

#12 Mar 21, 2008
Artsy wrote:
I've had my cell number registered under the donotcall.gov for about 5 years now and I have never received spam.
Just like your computer, you can block certain numbers on your cell phone. It may take a while but sure worth it.
I REGISTERED THEN I STARTED GETTING THESE CALLS FROM AARONNS SALES AND LEASE i complained the state of connecticut department of banking contacted me sent them a letter the GM got real mad and i think they got fined i took pics of the # and filed a complaint with the police dept,,and i havent recived another call from them in months
d imus

Wayne, NJ

#13 Mar 21, 2008
8-ball, are you the missing link?? umm, its 2008.
2cans and a string

Clifton, NJ

#14 Mar 21, 2008
i dont have that problem i always know who is at the end of the line.
Artsy

Houston, TX

#15 Mar 21, 2008
james beardsley wrote:
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I REGISTERED THEN I STARTED GETTING THESE CALLS FROM AARONNS SALES AND LEASE i complained the state of connecticut department of banking contacted me sent them a letter the GM got real mad and i think they got fined i took pics of the # and filed a complaint with the police dept,,and i havent recived another call from them in months
Those pigs!!! On the Donotcall.gov website, there is a link on the left side where you can file a complaint directly to the FTC.
james beardsley

Clifton, NJ

#16 Mar 21, 2008
yes i did that too but seeing i have nothing else better to do with my time i reseached more and complained to the state were i live you can also contact the atty generals office in your state as well
Chris in Bpt

Glen Cove, NY

#17 Mar 21, 2008
I get a call on my cell almost every day from Cablevision asking if I want to get Optimum phone service, why did I ever give them my cell number?
james beardsley

Clifton, NJ

#18 Mar 21, 2008
Chris in Bpt wrote:
I get a call on my cell almost every day from Cablevision asking if I want to get Optimum phone service, why did I ever give them my cell number?
i always [email protected]@3 [email protected]@42
Artsy

Houston, TX

#19 Mar 21, 2008
james beardsley wrote:
<quoted text>i always [email protected]@3 [email protected]@42
I've been giving that number out to a whole lot of people!!! At least they get the correct time and weather.
Artsy

Houston, TX

#20 Mar 21, 2008
Chris in Bpt wrote:
I get a call on my cell almost every day from Cablevision asking if I want to get Optimum phone service, why did I ever give them my cell number?
Chris, have you tried to speak to a supervisor there, and if so, threaten them. Say you're canceling your service and are filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau if they continue to call your cell phone. That worked for my mom and they never harassed her again!

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