Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I'm not kidding. Phone spam. Did you know about phone spam, because I didn't until I got some. It really pissed me off so I called my wireless carrier to complain. Apparently, if you don't want phone spam you have to call the phone company to tell them to block it. I was told that outside companies can buy your number so they can send you text messages about all the great things that people spam you about on your email. When I complained about this policy the person told me that I would be surprised what people want on their phones. Well, I'm not. And I'm not impressed that "the new AT&T" is selling my phone number to online pharmacies. This is a bad policy. I have to pay to get crap on my phone? And why wasn't I notified that I could "opt out" before they started selling my number? It seems that this should be more of a thing that you can "opt in" for, not the reverse. If people liked spam, they wouldn't have named it after spiced ham in a can. Yuck. So, if you are not interested in getting this kind of crap on your phone, I highly recommend that you call your wireless provider and tell them to put a spam block on your phone.