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  1. #1
    specialmemobile
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    Just came accross this site,www.freebieSMS.co.uk, and it seems to offer
    free SMS messages, for the UK at least, has anyone ever used
    them...........




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  2. #2
    MasterBlaster
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    Re: sms message


    "specialmemobile" wrote

    > Just came accross this site,www.ClickMeForTonsOfMobileSpam.co.uk,
    > and it seems to offer free SMS messages, for the UK at least, has anyone
    > ever used them..........


    And you have no affiliation with the site, right? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!





  3. #3
    LanLord
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    Re: sms message



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    "MasterBlaster" <Nobody'[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "specialmemobile" wrote
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    >> Just came accross this site,www.ClickMeForTonsOfMobileSpam.co.uk,
    >> and it seems to offer free SMS messages, for the UK at least, has anyone
    >> ever used them..........

    >
    > And you have no affiliation with the site, right? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!


    Well I have SMS PUP here in Australia ..........free stuff.
    I'd say you are a pom............go away.





  4. #4
    Canopus
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    Re: sms message

    specialmemobile scribed:

    >
    >Just came accross this site,www.freebieSMS.co.uk, and it seems to offer
    >free SMS messages, for the UK at least, has anyone ever used
    >them...........


    What's so free about it? Quote:

    " Copyright 2007, Standard text messages to Orange, O2 (UK) and T-Mobile
    are free to send, other networks cost 60p to send. For Messages sent to
    O2,Orange and T-Mobile networks, the recipient will have the option to pay
    £5 to read the message. Users must be 16+, this is not a subscription
    service."

    I don't know about you, but, if I received a text via them and had to pay
    £5 to read it I'd tell them where to go. Seems you have to give them
    your phone number, email address and presumably if you want to send a text
    to anyone other than Orange, O2 (UK) and T-Mobile you'd have to give them
    your credit card number. Great, so now this unknown site has your true
    name, phone number, email address and card details. Smell something like
    rotting fish?

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/canopus_archives/



  5. #5
    Canopus
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    Re: sms message

    NeilH scribed:

    >Interesting site, claims to be free but it will cost you 5 to get the
    >message by SMS or 1 to get it from their web site.
    >
    >Am I missing something or does free now mean 5?


    Free in this case means you give your credit card details to an unknown
    site along with your true name, email and phone number. I'd say the 5 or
    1 reading fee would be the least of your worries.

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/canopus_archives/



  6. #6
    NeilH
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    Re: sms message

    On 3 May, 11:31, "Canopus" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > NeilH scribed:
    >
    > >Interesting site, claims to be free but it will cost you 5 to get the
    > >message by SMS or 1 to get it from their web site.

    >
    > >Am I missing something or does free now mean 5?

    >
    > Free in this case means you give your credit card details to an unknown
    > site along with your true name, email and phone number. I'd say the 5 or
    > 1 reading fee would be the least of your worries.
    >
    > --
    > Rob
    >
    > http://www.flickr.com/photos/canopus_archives/


    Not certain where you are getting the credit card info from as it is
    the person receiving the SMS who is paying by "reverse SMS charging".

    I still say that to advertise it as a "free" service (even the domain
    name indicates it is free) and then charge 5 for the service.
    Something is very wrong for them to be able to get away with it.
    I think an abuse report to there ISP might be an idea. It worked with
    another company who did a similar thing a couple of months ago.




  7. #7
    Canopus
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    Re: sms message

    NeilH scribed:

    >Not certain where you are getting the credit card info from as it is
    >the person receiving the SMS who is paying by "reverse SMS charging".


    How do you pay the 1 to read it on site?

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    Rob

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/canopus_archives/



  8. #8
    NeilH
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    Re: sms message

    On 3 May, 12:07, "Canopus" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > NeilH scribed:
    >
    > >Not certain where you are getting the credit card info from as it is
    > >the person receiving the SMS who is paying by "reverse SMS charging".

    >
    > How do you pay the 1 to read it on site?
    >
    > --
    > Rob
    >
    > http://www.flickr.com/photos/canopus_archives/


    When you try to access the message you get the following "You can read
    this text message on-line by making a small donation of 1 through
    paypal."
    There is then a button to paypal (although there is no proof that it
    is paypal and not a bogus site!!)




  9. #9
    Canopus
    Guest

    Re: sms message

    NeilH scribed:

    >When you try to access the message you get the following "You can read
    >this text message on-line by making a small donation of 1 through
    >paypal."
    >There is then a button to paypal (although there is no proof that it
    >is paypal and not a bogus site!!)


    I don't want to send myself a text through that system to get to that
    button. If you've already tried it out does right clicking on that button
    and bringing up its Properties reveal the URL of where you'd be directed
    to? If so post it here and we can find out if it's real or not.

    That fish smell is beginning to smell like a phish smell

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    Rob

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/canopus_archives/



  10. #10
    NeilH
    Guest

    Re: sms message

    On 3 May, 14:01, "Canopus" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > NeilH scribed:
    >
    > >When you try to access the message you get the following "You can read
    > >this text message on-line by making a small donation of 1 through
    > >paypal."
    > >There is then a button to paypal (although there is no proof that it
    > >is paypal and not a bogus site!!)

    >
    > I don't want to send myself a text through that system to get to that
    > button. If you've already tried it out does right clicking on that button
    > and bringing up its Properties reveal the URL of where you'd be directed
    > to? If so post it here and we can find out if it's real or not.
    >
    > That fish smell is beginning to smell like a phish smell
    >
    > --
    > Rob
    >
    > http://www.flickr.com/photos/canopus_archives/


    No URL from properties and hovering over the button does not produce a
    URL either.
    Not prepared to click it to find out as it is far to easy to mask
    where is goes.





  11. #11
    Dave24
    Guest

    Re: sms message

    Well, you can check that it's a valid paypal link if https://www.paypal.com
    appears in the title bar, and the padlock at the top of the browser
    says:

    "Paypal Inc"
    "San Jose CA"
    "US"

    I had a look at their paypal link and it looks valid.




  12. #12
    nicenswift
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    Re: sms message

    On 3 May, 13:04, NeilH <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 3 May, 12:07, "Canopus" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > NeilH scribed:

    >
    > > >Not certain where you are getting the credit card info from as it is
    > > >the person receiving theSMSwho is paying by "reverseSMScharging".

    >
    > > How do you pay the 1 to read it on site?

    >
    > > --
    > > Rob

    >
    > >http://www.flickr.com/photos/canopus_archives/

    >
    > When you try to access the message you get the following "You can read
    > this text message on-line by making a small donation of 1 through
    > paypal."
    > There is then a button to paypal (although there is no proof that it
    > is paypal and not a bogus site!!)


    There are links to 5 UK free SMS sites here if you need them.

    http://swift-tips.blogspot.com/2007/...ing-in-uk.html

    Regards




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