HOWTO: Block Text Message Spam

On Tuesday, several readers wrote in complaining about receiving text message spam. Toby says that T-Mobile’s customer service refunded the 20 cents the spam cost as well as showing him how to keep future unwanted messages away. He writes:

    “On T-mobs website you can choose to filter text messages by wildcard addresses or flat out BLOCK all incoming email messages sent to simply by choosing to block all emails sent to this phone.”

We’re betting the other cellular providers have something like this as well.

Previously: Nu Txt Msg Scm

UPDATE: Edward writes, “The ability to do this varies. On my Nokia phone with Working Assets (A Sprint reseller) I needed call Working Assets and they had to disable text messaging on their end.”

That seems dumb that they couldn’t apply a more nuanced solution.

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