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#1 PieLam

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 02:10 PM

Hi all,
My daughter got her a new "smart" phone last W/E. I don't know too much about it.  She & my wife went to Walgreen's to buy it.  I do know that this is a "pay as you go" phone and that it is an Android OS on an AT&T network.  Other than that, I don't even know what brand it is.
 
Anyway, the reason I'm asking for clarification/help is that the phone's behavior is irritating us all!
 
This is not my daughter's first phone.  I think it's actually her 4th.<??>   I do know all of the past phones were all "pay as you go."  Every one has had this same aggravating behavior. Which is recieving some sort of advertising (texts??) while the phone is not in use.  Is there a way to turn this behavior off??
 
It's aggravating because when these things come, there is an alert sound and they also take away from the phone account's balance. Thereby reducing overall air time which must be bought monthly.
 
Surely ther's a way to keep this from happening! Can anyone enlighten an old pheneless soul?

Edit: Topic moved from Cell Phones to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 02:26 PM

Find out if the carrier allows people to send 'report spam' text messages. Or if there is an online account management system where you can block these numbers from sending texts.

My carrier does both. But I'm not a prepaid user.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 02:02 PM

Find out if the carrier allows people to send 'report spam' text messages. Or if there is an online account management system where you can block these numbers from sending texts.

My carrier does both. But I'm not a prepaid user.

 

Thanx!!!  I'll see if that works.



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:33 PM

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:11 PM

Some mobile operators also do this in disguise of "value added services". They provide some stupid messages (like jokes, funny things, news,...) and charge you for this.






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