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Old 02-02-2007, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I get charged for RECEIVING text messages on cingular?
(i come from Canada, so i apologize if this sounds stupid).

but my friend text messaged me with one of those free internet textmsg senders.. and i got charged 10 cents for each msg. So what if someone's spamming me with that, and send me like 600 txt msgs? i'm on the hook for 60 bucks?!?!

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pls advise how you guys deal with this?
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yepp. Your carrier will not separate out received from sent. There are somethings that can be done with regards to spam and unwanted solicitatin. There is a website to put your cell number on a do not call list. I am uncertain as to if this includes SMS but I am sure there is discussion for the very reason you raise. I would also recommend you contact your service provider for guidance also. Even if you do a little SMS, you should have about a 250 plan in your back pocket.
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't bother trying to block SMS or MMS with the BlackBerry's firewall settings. Sure it'll block them just fine, but the charges will still apply.

I haven't been spammed, but I did miss several txt messages from my ordinary cellphone carryin' friends and was charged just the same.

Oh well. It's only a $1.20 a dozen.

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