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Old 07-21-2008, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have BIS with Verizon on my Curve. I have a boatload of blocked SMS/MMS messages in my log (just the way I wanted it, I shouldnt have to pay for SMS if I have a smartphone now). Just curious...do I still get charged for these messages? I found a $4+ increase in my bill due to the SMS/MMS deliveries.

If I do get charged for SMS/MMS even though I'm blocking them, do I have to call VZW to disable this feature?

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Old 07-21-2008, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, and you do need to call them. Those blocked messages are coming to your account, whether or not you read them is your choice.
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Damn, that was a fast response...Jsanders, do you live here? heheh just kidding.

Thank you for the update..I'll contact VZW immediately!
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Wait..I just thought of something.

Voicemail notifications (alerts) come thru SMS configurations. If I remove SMS/MMS from my account on verizon, then I'll potentially lose my voicemail notifications too?
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VZW will probably send those anyway. They will know.
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I imagine you will still get those, they are like the "FREE ALERT" messages that Verizon sends out every now and then, they don't get charged for.
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