Tips for stopping "spam" texts on my phone.

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about 3 times a week, I keep getting these texts that are basicly spam. Can you block this like you can on your computer? Hardley anyone knows my number-so how did they get it in the first place?
 
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I don't send texts and I don't want to receive texts, so I told my cell company to "disconnect" the ability for texts to be received on my two cell phones. (I use them to talk, not to text). I connect to the internet on both my computers using an "Air Card" which is nothing more than a cell phone with a telephone number, for computers. I noticed that I was receiving text messages in the air card home page. Told the cell company (air card company) and they fixed it so I would no longer receive them.
 

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 Originally Posted By: ctrcbob
I don't send texts and I don't want to receive texts, so I told my cell company to "disconnect" the ability for texts to be received on my two cell phones. (I use them to talk, not to text). I connect to the internet on both my computers using an "Air Card" which is nothing more than a cell phone with a telephone number, for computers. I noticed that I was receiving text messages in the air card home page. Told the cell company (air card company) and they fixed it so I would no longer receive them.
Good idea.........
 
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I started receiving some on my cell phone. I just logged into my account and turned texting off for both cell phones (wife and me). Texting is something we'll never do. Haven't received any since.
 
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Sounds like war dialing, they just attempt #s in sequence. Easy when an exchange is partially or mostly cellphones. Cell phone companies could anti-spam this with software, seeing the same text go to 1000s of phones, but they make money on each text...
 
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I've gotten a few spam texts. It's annoying when you are a prepaid cell phone user, it burns my minutes!
 
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