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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.