How To Get Rid Of Annoying Text Message SPAM

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Since we’re heading into 2013 now, I’m sure many of you have either experienced this or at least know someone who has been a victim of SMS SPAM.  If it’s any consolation, I too have been a target of this shady tactic.  Since we’re staying positive here for the new year, I’m gonna explain how we can fight back against the spammers.

Enter the GSMA, which is a global agency representing 800 of the world’s mobile operators spanning over 200 countries.  They launched a program last year to allow consumers to report text message spam.  If you get a nasty annoying text spammer spamming you, all you have to do is forward the message to the short code 7726, which coincidentally spells “SPAM” on your phone.  (not a coincidence actually)

This doesn’t mean that once you report it, Johnny Law comes in & takes the perpetrators away in cuffs.  It just means that they will log it, investigate it, & it’s up to the mObile carriers themselves to actually do something about it.  At least it’s a quick way to deal with the situation for busy people (aren’t we all?).  It’s no SPAM button in your e-mail client, but hey, before it used to be a longggggggg form process akin to doing your taxes…eeeekk!

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So now that we’re in 2013, & none of us have experienced the hoax of the Mayan Sun’s nuclear holocaust where only cockroaches & Twinkies survive, are you ready to start integrating mObile marketing into your business?

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  1. #1 by woolrich italia on January 9, 2013 - 4:52 pm

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