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  1. #1
    robert
    Guest
    On Thu, 05 Jun 2003 09:31:04 -0700, Asa Cannell wrote:

    > I recently signed up for a Nextel phone. I have been using it for a
    > week at work. I just got paged this morning with a text message. I
    > give my phone number to critical individuals at my workplace only
    > (network operations center technicians), so I left the meeting I was
    > in to get the message.
    >
    > IT WAS SPAM FROM NEXTEL. Thats right, a text message ad for nextels
    > direct connect feature.
    >
    > I called 611 to "opt-out" but they told me I would have to disable my
    > voicemail!
    >
    > I had always thought NEXTEL was "different", was more professional and
    > served business customers. Well, I was wrong.
    >
    > If I had known NEXTEL completely disregards its customers privacy I
    > would never have signed up. If you are getting spammed and don't like
    > it please do what I did and email or call nextel and COMPLAIN. Maybe
    > we can stop this. I am past the trial period on my phone so now I am
    > stuck for a year.
    >
    > Asa


    In the 10 years I have had Nextel, I have had a total of 3 text messages
    promoting a new feature or service. In 10 years I think that is not bad.

    Robert




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  2. #2
    robert
    Guest

    Re: NEXTEL SPAMS its customers cell-phones!

    On Thu, 05 Jun 2003 09:31:04 -0700, Asa Cannell wrote:

    > I recently signed up for a Nextel phone. I have been using it for a
    > week at work. I just got paged this morning with a text message. I
    > give my phone number to critical individuals at my workplace only
    > (network operations center technicians), so I left the meeting I was
    > in to get the message.
    >
    > IT WAS SPAM FROM NEXTEL. Thats right, a text message ad for nextels
    > direct connect feature.
    >
    > I called 611 to "opt-out" but they told me I would have to disable my
    > voicemail!
    >
    > I had always thought NEXTEL was "different", was more professional and
    > served business customers. Well, I was wrong.
    >
    > If I had known NEXTEL completely disregards its customers privacy I
    > would never have signed up. If you are getting spammed and don't like
    > it please do what I did and email or call nextel and COMPLAIN. Maybe
    > we can stop this. I am past the trial period on my phone so now I am
    > stuck for a year.
    >
    > Asa


    In the 10 years I have had Nextel, I have had a total of 3 text messages
    promoting a new feature or service. In 10 years I think that is not bad.

    Robert




  3. #3
    Ben Skversky
    Guest

    Re: NEXTEL SPAMS its customers cell-phones!

    I agree, Robert.

    "robert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > On Thu, 05 Jun 2003 09:31:04 -0700, Asa Cannell wrote:
    >
    > > I recently signed up for a Nextel phone. I have been using it for a
    > > week at work. I just got paged this morning with a text message. I
    > > give my phone number to critical individuals at my workplace only
    > > (network operations center technicians), so I left the meeting I was
    > > in to get the message.
    > >
    > > IT WAS SPAM FROM NEXTEL. Thats right, a text message ad for nextels
    > > direct connect feature.
    > >
    > > I called 611 to "opt-out" but they told me I would have to disable my
    > > voicemail!
    > >
    > > I had always thought NEXTEL was "different", was more professional and
    > > served business customers. Well, I was wrong.
    > >
    > > If I had known NEXTEL completely disregards its customers privacy I
    > > would never have signed up. If you are getting spammed and don't like
    > > it please do what I did and email or call nextel and COMPLAIN. Maybe
    > > we can stop this. I am past the trial period on my phone so now I am
    > > stuck for a year.
    > >
    > > Asa

    >
    > In the 10 years I have had Nextel, I have had a total of 3 text messages
    > promoting a new feature or service. In 10 years I think that is not bad.
    >
    > Robert
    >






  4. #4
    Ben Skversky
    Guest

    Re: NEXTEL SPAMS its customers cell-phones!

    I agree, Robert.

    "robert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > On Thu, 05 Jun 2003 09:31:04 -0700, Asa Cannell wrote:
    >
    > > I recently signed up for a Nextel phone. I have been using it for a
    > > week at work. I just got paged this morning with a text message. I
    > > give my phone number to critical individuals at my workplace only
    > > (network operations center technicians), so I left the meeting I was
    > > in to get the message.
    > >
    > > IT WAS SPAM FROM NEXTEL. Thats right, a text message ad for nextels
    > > direct connect feature.
    > >
    > > I called 611 to "opt-out" but they told me I would have to disable my
    > > voicemail!
    > >
    > > I had always thought NEXTEL was "different", was more professional and
    > > served business customers. Well, I was wrong.
    > >
    > > If I had known NEXTEL completely disregards its customers privacy I
    > > would never have signed up. If you are getting spammed and don't like
    > > it please do what I did and email or call nextel and COMPLAIN. Maybe
    > > we can stop this. I am past the trial period on my phone so now I am
    > > stuck for a year.
    > >
    > > Asa

    >
    > In the 10 years I have had Nextel, I have had a total of 3 text messages
    > promoting a new feature or service. In 10 years I think that is not bad.
    >
    > Robert
    >






  5. #5
    David Little
    Guest

    Re: NEXTEL SPAMS its customers cell-phones!

    In the last 30 days of service from Nextel, I got charged for 213 SMS (Spam)
    messages.

    Just goes to show that one man's reality may not be the same as anothers.

    We received spam before the first incoming call on our new account. I have
    received only 1 message, and I sent that to myself to check out the
    procedure. My wife (on the same plan) received between 16 and 48 per day;
    depending on how often she deleted them and cleared the memory for more.

    The problem is present in epidemic proportions. Just because it doesn't
    affect you, doesn't mean it doesn;e exist.

    I understand that Nextel is very aware of the problem and is expending
    resources to rectify the situation. With that in mind, it is highly
    unlikely that they would be dedicating the man-hours and financial resources
    to cure a problem that doesen't exist (just because some customers aren't
    affected by it.).

    FWIW, persistence on my part has resulted in a 99% reduction in the number
    of spam messages she now receives, and we never lost voice mail
    notification. It was merely a failed ransom request to try to convince me
    to not press the spam (SMS) issue.....


    "robert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > On Thu, 05 Jun 2003 09:31:04 -0700, Asa Cannell wrote:
    >
    > > I recently signed up for a Nextel phone. I have been using it for a
    > > week at work. I just got paged this morning with a text message. I
    > > give my phone number to critical individuals at my workplace only
    > > (network operations center technicians), so I left the meeting I was
    > > in to get the message.
    > >
    > > IT WAS SPAM FROM NEXTEL. Thats right, a text message ad for nextels
    > > direct connect feature.
    > >
    > > I called 611 to "opt-out" but they told me I would have to disable my
    > > voicemail!
    > >
    > > I had always thought NEXTEL was "different", was more professional and
    > > served business customers. Well, I was wrong.
    > >
    > > If I had known NEXTEL completely disregards its customers privacy I
    > > would never have signed up. If you are getting spammed and don't like
    > > it please do what I did and email or call nextel and COMPLAIN. Maybe
    > > we can stop this. I am past the trial period on my phone so now I am
    > > stuck for a year.
    > >
    > > Asa

    >
    > In the 10 years I have had Nextel, I have had a total of 3 text messages
    > promoting a new feature or service. In 10 years I think that is not bad.
    >
    > Robert
    >






  6. #6
    David Little
    Guest

    Re: NEXTEL SPAMS its customers cell-phones!

    In the last 30 days of service from Nextel, I got charged for 213 SMS (Spam)
    messages.

    Just goes to show that one man's reality may not be the same as anothers.

    We received spam before the first incoming call on our new account. I have
    received only 1 message, and I sent that to myself to check out the
    procedure. My wife (on the same plan) received between 16 and 48 per day;
    depending on how often she deleted them and cleared the memory for more.

    The problem is present in epidemic proportions. Just because it doesn't
    affect you, doesn't mean it doesn;e exist.

    I understand that Nextel is very aware of the problem and is expending
    resources to rectify the situation. With that in mind, it is highly
    unlikely that they would be dedicating the man-hours and financial resources
    to cure a problem that doesen't exist (just because some customers aren't
    affected by it.).

    FWIW, persistence on my part has resulted in a 99% reduction in the number
    of spam messages she now receives, and we never lost voice mail
    notification. It was merely a failed ransom request to try to convince me
    to not press the spam (SMS) issue.....


    "robert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > On Thu, 05 Jun 2003 09:31:04 -0700, Asa Cannell wrote:
    >
    > > I recently signed up for a Nextel phone. I have been using it for a
    > > week at work. I just got paged this morning with a text message. I
    > > give my phone number to critical individuals at my workplace only
    > > (network operations center technicians), so I left the meeting I was
    > > in to get the message.
    > >
    > > IT WAS SPAM FROM NEXTEL. Thats right, a text message ad for nextels
    > > direct connect feature.
    > >
    > > I called 611 to "opt-out" but they told me I would have to disable my
    > > voicemail!
    > >
    > > I had always thought NEXTEL was "different", was more professional and
    > > served business customers. Well, I was wrong.
    > >
    > > If I had known NEXTEL completely disregards its customers privacy I
    > > would never have signed up. If you are getting spammed and don't like
    > > it please do what I did and email or call nextel and COMPLAIN. Maybe
    > > we can stop this. I am past the trial period on my phone so now I am
    > > stuck for a year.
    > >
    > > Asa

    >
    > In the 10 years I have had Nextel, I have had a total of 3 text messages
    > promoting a new feature or service. In 10 years I think that is not bad.
    >
    > Robert
    >






  7. #7
    John Eckart
    Guest

    Re: NEXTEL SPAMS its customers cell-phones!

    I'm not saying it isn't happing to you, but I've had my phone for over =
    two years and I've never received one spam.

    One time I signed up for a notification service at http://mobile.msn.com =
    and they started sending me allot of notifications, I then unsubscribed =
    and haven't gotten another one since.

    I use text messaging a few times a year. I find it a useless service.

    "David Little" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]
    > In the last 30 days of service from Nextel, I got charged for 213 SMS =

    (Spam)
    > messages.
    >=20
    > Just goes to show that one man's reality may not be the same as =

    anothers.
    >=20
    > We received spam before the first incoming call on our new account. I =

    have
    > received only 1 message, and I sent that to myself to check out the
    > procedure. My wife (on the same plan) received between 16 and 48 per =

    day;
    > depending on how often she deleted them and cleared the memory for =

    more.
    >=20
    > The problem is present in epidemic proportions. Just because it =

    doesn't
    > affect you, doesn't mean it doesn;e exist.
    >=20
    > I understand that Nextel is very aware of the problem and is expending
    > resources to rectify the situation. With that in mind, it is highly
    > unlikely that they would be dedicating the man-hours and financial =

    resources
    > to cure a problem that doesen't exist (just because some customers =

    aren't
    > affected by it.).
    >=20
    > FWIW, persistence on my part has resulted in a 99% reduction in the =

    number
    > of spam messages she now receives, and we never lost voice mail
    > notification. It was merely a failed ransom request to try to =

    convince me
    > to not press the spam (SMS) issue.....
    >=20
    >=20
    > "robert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    > > On Thu, 05 Jun 2003 09:31:04 -0700, Asa Cannell wrote:
    > >
    > > > I recently signed up for a Nextel phone. I have been using it for =

    a
    > > > week at work. I just got paged this morning with a text message. I
    > > > give my phone number to critical individuals at my workplace only
    > > > (network operations center technicians), so I left the meeting I =

    was
    > > > in to get the message.
    > > >
    > > > IT WAS SPAM FROM NEXTEL. Thats right, a text message ad for =

    nextels
    > > > direct connect feature.
    > > >
    > > > I called 611 to "opt-out" but they told me I would have to disable =

    my
    > > > voicemail!
    > > >
    > > > I had always thought NEXTEL was "different", was more professional =

    and
    > > > served business customers. Well, I was wrong.
    > > >
    > > > If I had known NEXTEL completely disregards its customers privacy =

    I
    > > > would never have signed up. If you are getting spammed and don't =

    like
    > > > it please do what I did and email or call nextel and COMPLAIN. =

    Maybe
    > > > we can stop this. I am past the trial period on my phone so now I =

    am
    > > > stuck for a year.
    > > >
    > > > Asa

    > >
    > > In the 10 years I have had Nextel, I have had a total of 3 text =

    messages
    > > promoting a new feature or service. In 10 years I think that is not =

    bad.
    > >
    > > Robert
    > >

    >=20
    >




  8. #8
    John Eckart
    Guest

    Re: NEXTEL SPAMS its customers cell-phones!

    I'm not saying it isn't happing to you, but I've had my phone for over =
    two years and I've never received one spam.

    One time I signed up for a notification service at http://mobile.msn.com =
    and they started sending me allot of notifications, I then unsubscribed =
    and haven't gotten another one since.

    I use text messaging a few times a year. I find it a useless service.

    "David Little" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:lIzpb.[email protected]
    > In the last 30 days of service from Nextel, I got charged for 213 SMS =

    (Spam)
    > messages.
    >=20
    > Just goes to show that one man's reality may not be the same as =

    anothers.
    >=20
    > We received spam before the first incoming call on our new account. I =

    have
    > received only 1 message, and I sent that to myself to check out the
    > procedure. My wife (on the same plan) received between 16 and 48 per =

    day;
    > depending on how often she deleted them and cleared the memory for =

    more.
    >=20
    > The problem is present in epidemic proportions. Just because it =

    doesn't
    > affect you, doesn't mean it doesn;e exist.
    >=20
    > I understand that Nextel is very aware of the problem and is expending
    > resources to rectify the situation. With that in mind, it is highly
    > unlikely that they would be dedicating the man-hours and financial =

    resources
    > to cure a problem that doesen't exist (just because some customers =

    aren't
    > affected by it.).
    >=20
    > FWIW, persistence on my part has resulted in a 99% reduction in the =

    number
    > of spam messages she now receives, and we never lost voice mail
    > notification. It was merely a failed ransom request to try to =

    convince me
    > to not press the spam (SMS) issue.....
    >=20
    >=20
    > "robert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    > > On Thu, 05 Jun 2003 09:31:04 -0700, Asa Cannell wrote:
    > >
    > > > I recently signed up for a Nextel phone. I have been using it for =

    a
    > > > week at work. I just got paged this morning with a text message. I
    > > > give my phone number to critical individuals at my workplace only
    > > > (network operations center technicians), so I left the meeting I =

    was
    > > > in to get the message.
    > > >
    > > > IT WAS SPAM FROM NEXTEL. Thats right, a text message ad for =

    nextels
    > > > direct connect feature.
    > > >
    > > > I called 611 to "opt-out" but they told me I would have to disable =

    my
    > > > voicemail!
    > > >
    > > > I had always thought NEXTEL was "different", was more professional =

    and
    > > > served business customers. Well, I was wrong.
    > > >
    > > > If I had known NEXTEL completely disregards its customers privacy =

    I
    > > > would never have signed up. If you are getting spammed and don't =

    like
    > > > it please do what I did and email or call nextel and COMPLAIN. =

    Maybe
    > > > we can stop this. I am past the trial period on my phone so now I =

    am
    > > > stuck for a year.
    > > >
    > > > Asa

    > >
    > > In the 10 years I have had Nextel, I have had a total of 3 text =

    messages
    > > promoting a new feature or service. In 10 years I think that is not =

    bad.
    > >
    > > Robert
    > >

    >=20
    >




  9. #9
    David Little
    Guest

    Re: NEXTEL SPAMS its customers cell-phones!

    It certainly is useless; especially if you never asked for it, authorised it
    being put on your account, or are not allowed to have it removed without
    losing Voice Mail Notification.

    It is the Latest/Greatest profit center for Nextel. As long as you complain
    about the SMS message charges on your bill, they will usually make an
    adjustment. However, the tens of thousands of folks that just write a check
    or blast an ePayment through cyberspace without looking at an itemized bill
    represent a tidy sum per day of operation.

    That is why Customer Service isn't allowed to remove SMS from your account
    without taking away Voice Mail notification. Nextel believes that the
    majority will put up with the Spam in order to preserve voicemail.

    Ever wonder why voicemail is onlu a buck a month to add on, and the profit
    center (SMS) is automatically included.

    The Nextel folks may not be the highest on the integrity list, but they do
    know how to turn a fast buck (or three)

    Estimates of up to $1.4 million daily due to SMS Spam is the figure I
    see/hear being spread around. I can't vouch for it's accuracy, but don't
    doube that it is possible after being billed for 213 SMS messages in a
    month, in which over 80% were del;eted without being read (the benchmark
    from Nextel for not being charges for them).

    The Spam problem seems to be most prevalent on new accounts. It would
    appear that the new account phone number is published (sold) before the
    customer even knows it themself; certainly before the phone arrives (in the
    case of WebSales).

    "John Eckart" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    I'm not saying it isn't happing to you, but I've had my phone for over two
    years and I've never received one spam.

    One time I signed up for a notification service at http://mobile.msn.com and
    they started sending me allot of notifications, I then unsubscribed and
    haven't gotten another one since.

    I use text messaging a few times a year. I find it a useless service.

    "David Little" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In the last 30 days of service from Nextel, I got charged for 213 SMS

    (Spam)
    > messages.
    >
    > Just goes to show that one man's reality may not be the same as anothers.
    >
    > We received spam before the first incoming call on our new account. I

    have
    > received only 1 message, and I sent that to myself to check out the
    > procedure. My wife (on the same plan) received between 16 and 48 per day;
    > depending on how often she deleted them and cleared the memory for more.
    >
    > The problem is present in epidemic proportions. Just because it doesn't
    > affect you, doesn't mean it doesn;e exist.
    >
    > I understand that Nextel is very aware of the problem and is expending
    > resources to rectify the situation. With that in mind, it is highly
    > unlikely that they would be dedicating the man-hours and financial

    resources
    > to cure a problem that doesen't exist (just because some customers aren't
    > affected by it.).
    >
    > FWIW, persistence on my part has resulted in a 99% reduction in the number
    > of spam messages she now receives, and we never lost voice mail
    > notification. It was merely a failed ransom request to try to convince me
    > to not press the spam (SMS) issue.....
    >
    >
    > "robert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    > > On Thu, 05 Jun 2003 09:31:04 -0700, Asa Cannell wrote:
    > >
    > > > I recently signed up for a Nextel phone. I have been using it for a
    > > > week at work. I just got paged this morning with a text message. I
    > > > give my phone number to critical individuals at my workplace only
    > > > (network operations center technicians), so I left the meeting I was
    > > > in to get the message.
    > > >
    > > > IT WAS SPAM FROM NEXTEL. Thats right, a text message ad for nextels
    > > > direct connect feature.
    > > >
    > > > I called 611 to "opt-out" but they told me I would have to disable my
    > > > voicemail!
    > > >
    > > > I had always thought NEXTEL was "different", was more professional and
    > > > served business customers. Well, I was wrong.
    > > >
    > > > If I had known NEXTEL completely disregards its customers privacy I
    > > > would never have signed up. If you are getting spammed and don't like
    > > > it please do what I did and email or call nextel and COMPLAIN. Maybe
    > > > we can stop this. I am past the trial period on my phone so now I am
    > > > stuck for a year.
    > > >
    > > > Asa

    > >
    > > In the 10 years I have had Nextel, I have had a total of 3 text messages
    > > promoting a new feature or service. In 10 years I think that is not

    bad.
    > >
    > > Robert
    > >

    >
    >






  10. #10
    David Little
    Guest

    Re: NEXTEL SPAMS its customers cell-phones!

    It certainly is useless; especially if you never asked for it, authorised it
    being put on your account, or are not allowed to have it removed without
    losing Voice Mail Notification.

    It is the Latest/Greatest profit center for Nextel. As long as you complain
    about the SMS message charges on your bill, they will usually make an
    adjustment. However, the tens of thousands of folks that just write a check
    or blast an ePayment through cyberspace without looking at an itemized bill
    represent a tidy sum per day of operation.

    That is why Customer Service isn't allowed to remove SMS from your account
    without taking away Voice Mail notification. Nextel believes that the
    majority will put up with the Spam in order to preserve voicemail.

    Ever wonder why voicemail is onlu a buck a month to add on, and the profit
    center (SMS) is automatically included.

    The Nextel folks may not be the highest on the integrity list, but they do
    know how to turn a fast buck (or three)

    Estimates of up to $1.4 million daily due to SMS Spam is the figure I
    see/hear being spread around. I can't vouch for it's accuracy, but don't
    doube that it is possible after being billed for 213 SMS messages in a
    month, in which over 80% were del;eted without being read (the benchmark
    from Nextel for not being charges for them).

    The Spam problem seems to be most prevalent on new accounts. It would
    appear that the new account phone number is published (sold) before the
    customer even knows it themself; certainly before the phone arrives (in the
    case of WebSales).

    "John Eckart" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    I'm not saying it isn't happing to you, but I've had my phone for over two
    years and I've never received one spam.

    One time I signed up for a notification service at http://mobile.msn.com and
    they started sending me allot of notifications, I then unsubscribed and
    haven't gotten another one since.

    I use text messaging a few times a year. I find it a useless service.

    "David Little" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In the last 30 days of service from Nextel, I got charged for 213 SMS

    (Spam)
    > messages.
    >
    > Just goes to show that one man's reality may not be the same as anothers.
    >
    > We received spam before the first incoming call on our new account. I

    have
    > received only 1 message, and I sent that to myself to check out the
    > procedure. My wife (on the same plan) received between 16 and 48 per day;
    > depending on how often she deleted them and cleared the memory for more.
    >
    > The problem is present in epidemic proportions. Just because it doesn't
    > affect you, doesn't mean it doesn;e exist.
    >
    > I understand that Nextel is very aware of the problem and is expending
    > resources to rectify the situation. With that in mind, it is highly
    > unlikely that they would be dedicating the man-hours and financial

    resources
    > to cure a problem that doesen't exist (just because some customers aren't
    > affected by it.).
    >
    > FWIW, persistence on my part has resulted in a 99% reduction in the number
    > of spam messages she now receives, and we never lost voice mail
    > notification. It was merely a failed ransom request to try to convince me
    > to not press the spam (SMS) issue.....
    >
    >
    > "robert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    > > On Thu, 05 Jun 2003 09:31:04 -0700, Asa Cannell wrote:
    > >
    > > > I recently signed up for a Nextel phone. I have been using it for a
    > > > week at work. I just got paged this morning with a text message. I
    > > > give my phone number to critical individuals at my workplace only
    > > > (network operations center technicians), so I left the meeting I was
    > > > in to get the message.
    > > >
    > > > IT WAS SPAM FROM NEXTEL. Thats right, a text message ad for nextels
    > > > direct connect feature.
    > > >
    > > > I called 611 to "opt-out" but they told me I would have to disable my
    > > > voicemail!
    > > >
    > > > I had always thought NEXTEL was "different", was more professional and
    > > > served business customers. Well, I was wrong.
    > > >
    > > > If I had known NEXTEL completely disregards its customers privacy I
    > > > would never have signed up. If you are getting spammed and don't like
    > > > it please do what I did and email or call nextel and COMPLAIN. Maybe
    > > > we can stop this. I am past the trial period on my phone so now I am
    > > > stuck for a year.
    > > >
    > > > Asa

    > >
    > > In the 10 years I have had Nextel, I have had a total of 3 text messages
    > > promoting a new feature or service. In 10 years I think that is not

    bad.
    > >
    > > Robert
    > >

    >
    >






  11. #11
    All the News
    Guest

    Re: NEXTEL SPAMS its customers cell-phones!

    > On Thu, 05 Jun 2003 09:31:04 -0700, Asa Cannell wrote:
    >
    > > I recently signed up for a Nextel phone. I have been using it for a
    > > week at work. I just got paged this morning with a text message. I
    > > give my phone number to critical individuals at my workplace only
    > > (network operations center technicians), so I left the meeting I was
    > > in to get the message.


    You just lost all creadibility with me there. Why
    in the world would you LEAVE a meeting to look
    at a text message? Just look at your dang phone...

    I know there are some people out there who do
    suffer with real spam message problems, but I
    find it hard to believe that you are one of them. No
    one would leave a meeting to look at a textmessage.
    The whole point of a test message is that you can
    read it without interrupting what you are doing!!

    Chris





  12. #12
    All the News
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    Re: NEXTEL SPAMS its customers cell-phones!

    > On Thu, 05 Jun 2003 09:31:04 -0700, Asa Cannell wrote:
    >
    > > I recently signed up for a Nextel phone. I have been using it for a
    > > week at work. I just got paged this morning with a text message. I
    > > give my phone number to critical individuals at my workplace only
    > > (network operations center technicians), so I left the meeting I was
    > > in to get the message.


    You just lost all creadibility with me there. Why
    in the world would you LEAVE a meeting to look
    at a text message? Just look at your dang phone...

    I know there are some people out there who do
    suffer with real spam message problems, but I
    find it hard to believe that you are one of them. No
    one would leave a meeting to look at a textmessage.
    The whole point of a test message is that you can
    read it without interrupting what you are doing!!

    Chris





  13. #13
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: NEXTEL SPAMS its customers cell-phones!

    In message <<[email protected]>> "All the
    News" <[email protected]> did ramble:

    >You just lost all creadibility with me there. Why
    >in the world would you LEAVE a meeting to look
    >at a text message? Just look at your dang phone...


    Yeah, you'd think. On the other hand, when I was carrying a pager, 100%
    of the text messages that came in required a call back, so as soon as it
    went off, I'd duck out without checking it. I could imagine the same
    being true of someone carrying a cell phone.

    --
    Ah, the miracle mile, where value wears a neon sombrero and there's not a single church or library to offend the eye.



  14. #14
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: NEXTEL SPAMS its customers cell-phones!

    In message <<[email protected]>> "All the
    News" <[email protected]> did ramble:

    >You just lost all creadibility with me there. Why
    >in the world would you LEAVE a meeting to look
    >at a text message? Just look at your dang phone...


    Yeah, you'd think. On the other hand, when I was carrying a pager, 100%
    of the text messages that came in required a call back, so as soon as it
    went off, I'd duck out without checking it. I could imagine the same
    being true of someone carrying a cell phone.

    --
    Ah, the miracle mile, where value wears a neon sombrero and there's not a single church or library to offend the eye.



  15. #15
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: NEXTEL SPAMS its customers cell-phones!

    In message <<[email protected]>> "All the
    News" <[email protected]> did ramble:

    >I suppose... I guess I'd still always check my pager prior to
    >leaving a meeting.


    I'm 50/50, it depends on the meeting. Some meetings it's more
    acceptable to leave then to pretend to not be paying attention -- If I
    checked it, I'd have to pretend to respond even if it was a wrong
    number, so I may as well just leave.
    --
    Ah, the miracle mile, where value wears a neon sombrero and there's not a single church or library to offend the eye.



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