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  1. #1
    sporty_rider
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    I was searching for the answer to this but couldn't seem to phrase the
    search correctly or the answer doesn't exist.

    I would like to be able to give someone the ability to send me text
    messages but do not want to give ANY personal info, such as cell# or
    sprintpcs email address. Is there any service that provides anonymous
    redirection of text messages without exposing my cell# or email that
    also does not open the door to a spam storm?

    Thanks in advance.




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  2. #2
    Thurman
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    Re: want to receive text messages but remain anonymous

    > I would like to be able to give someone the ability to send me text
    > messages but do not want to give ANY personal info, such as cell# or
    > sprintpcs email address. Is there any service that provides anonymous
    > redirection of text messages without exposing my cell# or email that
    > also does not open the door to a spam storm?


    For a while I had my Hotmail account notify me of any received email.

    I turned that feature off a year ago; don't know if it is still available.





  3. #3
    Jeremy
    Guest

    Re: want to receive text messages but remain anonymous


    "sporty_rider" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I was searching for the answer to this but couldn't seem to phrase the
    > search correctly or the answer doesn't exist.
    >
    > I would like to be able to give someone the ability to send me text
    > messages but do not want to give ANY personal info, such as cell# or
    > sprintpcs email address. Is there any service that provides anonymous
    > redirection of text messages without exposing my cell# or email that
    > also does not open the door to a spam storm?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >


    Kinda'

    You can register a domain through GoDaddy.com for $3.95 per month and get
    email forwarding. They give you a ton of email boxes--maybe 500?

    So lets say you register the domain "mydomain.net"

    And let's say your first name is Bill.

    You could set up an address called [email protected] which would forward
    any incoming emails to your Sprint text message address. The sender of the
    text message would not know where it was redirected to.

    A couple of points:

    1: Text messages can be only a limited number of characters (something like
    160 characters maximum). If your sender transmits more, they will be cut
    off, and you may receive only the first part of the message. So this works
    only if the sender understands that messages must be kept short.

    2: If you respond via your Sprint PCS phone, it will reveal your true SMS
    address (which contains your phone number). So if you want to remain
    anonymous, you must not respond from your phone. This limits the usefulness
    of the service.

    I wish the carriers would offer cloaking with SMS messages. I do not
    understand why it should be necessary to reveal one's wireless number when
    sending or receiving text messages.





  4. #4
    John Richards
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    Re: want to receive text messages but remain anonymous

    "Jeremy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > I wish the carriers would offer cloaking with SMS messages. I do not
    > understand why it should be necessary to reveal one's wireless number when
    > sending or receiving text messages.


    Because we'd be overwhelmed by spam if SMS could be sent without traceability.

    --
    John Richards



  5. #5
    Jeremy
    Guest

    Re: want to receive text messages but remain anonymous


    "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Jeremy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> I wish the carriers would offer cloaking with SMS messages. I do not
    >> understand why it should be necessary to reveal one's wireless number
    >> when sending or receiving text messages.

    >
    > Because we'd be overwhelmed by spam if SMS could be sent without
    > traceability.
    >
    > --
    > John Richards


    It costs $.10 to send a message. Spammers would never pay that kind of
    money to send SMS messages of 160 characters.






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