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 xxxxxxxxxx@tmobile.com 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.