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Unwanted text messages from Facebook on my phone
scholar - 25-7-2014 at 17:06

I have been getting lots of text messages with picture or internet attachments on my new cell phone. I have not signed up for picture or internet service, so i could not view the attachments even if I wished, but I don't even want the texts from these people I don't know. They must have been attached to my new cell's phone number when another person was using it. (Or, is there another way to "inherit" such things?)

Every time I open one, it deducts from the value on my account (which is pay-by-the-minute and pay-by-the-text). So, I am trying to delete dozens every day without opening them.

What would you suggest I do to stop these? I suppose I could hit "reply" and send a message to each one, but it would take a lot of repeat effort, and it would take some effort for each to remove me from their list. If I reply to them, and give my number (I can't tell them what name they are thinking is associated with the number, of course), will others be able to see the number on the Facebook page? Or is that private?


marymary100 - 25-7-2014 at 17:17

No idea scholar as I don't pay to receive texts. Just make sure you don't sign up for Cat Facts...


LSemmens - 26-7-2014 at 02:05

How long have you had the number? I'd be pushing my supplier for a change if it persists. There is most likely a setting within your phone that will block numbers not in your phonebook.


Redwolf5150 - 26-7-2014 at 02:07

Resistance is FUtile.

:D


scholar - 26-7-2014 at 06:27

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
How long have you had the number? I'd be pushing my supplier for a change if it persists. There is most likely a setting within your phone that will block numbers not in your phonebook.

My cell phone only cost $5. I don't know if they have any real people to talk to for customer service.

I've had the phone 3 days, I think.