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  1. #1
    Scooterflex
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    I bought a Samsung i500 about four or five weeks ago and added the vision
    plan to my account so I can get access to pop3 email and the internet from
    the phone. The rep gave it to me for two months for free and after that she
    told me to call in to have the price adjusted to $10 per month since I can't
    use any of the downloads. No problem so far, right? Then she said I have
    access to 100 free text messages. I told her that I wouldn't use that
    feature at all (that's what email is for) so it means nothing to me. Anyway,
    I noticed I'm starting to get ads sent to my phone. First question: Am I
    charged for a text message coming in to the phone that I did not initiate?
    and next: How do I block SMS text messages all together?






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  2. #2
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Question on text messages:

    Scooterflex wrote:
    > I told her that I wouldn't use that
    > feature at all (that's what email is for) so it means nothing to me.


    Yeah, that's what I said too, about... three months ago. Now I'm
    racking up around 250 text message a month.

    > Anyway,
    > I noticed I'm starting to get ads sent to my phone. First question: Am I
    > charged for a text message coming in to the phone that I did not initiate?


    It depends. If it's orgiinated from another mobile phone, then yes,
    especially if the originating phone is a non-Sprint phone. IIRC though,
    messages coming from the website or from e-mail are not counted.

    > and next: How do I block SMS text messages all together?


    1. Point your web browser to www.sprintpcs.com

    2. Log into your account (PCS number, password)

    3. On the welcome page, there should be an item called "text messaging"
    on the lower right hand corner in a box titled "my online tools." Click
    on it.

    4. You'll be at the "compose a message" page, but you don't want that.
    On the left hand column, click "settings & preferences."

    5. Scroll down to the box titled "For SMS only." Under "message types,"
    uncheck all boxes.


    This will block all of the likely sources of SMS spam: namely the web
    interface, e-mail, and via the TAP line (a toll free number that you can
    dial up by modem and send text messages to phones that way). It will
    NOT block SMS messages sent via other mobile phones. However, those 100
    free text messages that you're stuck with will probably come in handy
    there. Ultimately, if you find that someone is sending you a lot of
    unwanted text messages, you can go back into the blocking interface via
    the steps I've described above, and enter the offending phone number in
    the "SMS Blocking" field on that same page.

    Hope this helps.


    --
    E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.



  3. #3
    Scooterflex
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    Re: Question on text messages:

    Thanks for the help.

    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Scooterflex wrote:
    > > I told her that I wouldn't use that
    > > feature at all (that's what email is for) so it means nothing to me.

    >
    > Yeah, that's what I said too, about... three months ago. Now I'm
    > racking up around 250 text message a month.
    >
    > > Anyway,
    > > I noticed I'm starting to get ads sent to my phone. First question: Am I
    > > charged for a text message coming in to the phone that I did not

    initiate?
    >
    > It depends. If it's orgiinated from another mobile phone, then yes,
    > especially if the originating phone is a non-Sprint phone. IIRC though,
    > messages coming from the website or from e-mail are not counted.
    >
    > > and next: How do I block SMS text messages all together?

    >
    > 1. Point your web browser to www.sprintpcs.com
    >
    > 2. Log into your account (PCS number, password)
    >
    > 3. On the welcome page, there should be an item called "text messaging"
    > on the lower right hand corner in a box titled "my online tools." Click
    > on it.
    >
    > 4. You'll be at the "compose a message" page, but you don't want that.
    > On the left hand column, click "settings & preferences."
    >
    > 5. Scroll down to the box titled "For SMS only." Under "message types,"
    > uncheck all boxes.
    >
    >
    > This will block all of the likely sources of SMS spam: namely the web
    > interface, e-mail, and via the TAP line (a toll free number that you can
    > dial up by modem and send text messages to phones that way). It will
    > NOT block SMS messages sent via other mobile phones. However, those 100
    > free text messages that you're stuck with will probably come in handy
    > there. Ultimately, if you find that someone is sending you a lot of
    > unwanted text messages, you can go back into the blocking interface via
    > the steps I've described above, and enter the offending phone number in
    > the "SMS Blocking" field on that same page.
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    >
    > --
    > E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    > Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.







  4. #4
    Scooterflex
    Guest

    Re: Question on text messages:

    I tried to uncheck all the boxes bnut only two of them were able to be
    unchecked. The rest cannot be. I'm going to call Sprint and ask that they
    remove SMS capabilities from my phone. Do you think they'll be able to do
    that?

    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Scooterflex wrote:
    > > I told her that I wouldn't use that
    > > feature at all (that's what email is for) so it means nothing to me.

    >
    > Yeah, that's what I said too, about... three months ago. Now I'm
    > racking up around 250 text message a month.
    >
    > > Anyway,
    > > I noticed I'm starting to get ads sent to my phone. First question: Am I
    > > charged for a text message coming in to the phone that I did not

    initiate?
    >
    > It depends. If it's orgiinated from another mobile phone, then yes,
    > especially if the originating phone is a non-Sprint phone. IIRC though,
    > messages coming from the website or from e-mail are not counted.
    >
    > > and next: How do I block SMS text messages all together?

    >
    > 1. Point your web browser to www.sprintpcs.com
    >
    > 2. Log into your account (PCS number, password)
    >
    > 3. On the welcome page, there should be an item called "text messaging"
    > on the lower right hand corner in a box titled "my online tools." Click
    > on it.
    >
    > 4. You'll be at the "compose a message" page, but you don't want that.
    > On the left hand column, click "settings & preferences."
    >
    > 5. Scroll down to the box titled "For SMS only." Under "message types,"
    > uncheck all boxes.
    >
    >
    > This will block all of the likely sources of SMS spam: namely the web
    > interface, e-mail, and via the TAP line (a toll free number that you can
    > dial up by modem and send text messages to phones that way). It will
    > NOT block SMS messages sent via other mobile phones. However, those 100
    > free text messages that you're stuck with will probably come in handy
    > there. Ultimately, if you find that someone is sending you a lot of
    > unwanted text messages, you can go back into the blocking interface via
    > the steps I've described above, and enter the offending phone number in
    > the "SMS Blocking" field on that same page.
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    >
    > --
    > E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    > Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.







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