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[*] Post 488236 posted on 25-7-2014 at 17:06 Reply With Quote
Unwanted text messages from Facebook on my phone

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?
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[*] Post 488238 posted on 25-7-2014 at 17:17 Reply With Quote

No idea scholar as I don't pay to receive texts. Just make sure you don't sign up for Cat Facts...
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[*] Post 488255 posted on 26-7-2014 at 02:05 Reply With Quote

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.
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