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Re: I had this problem, too....
There's a much easier answer to this problem. Takes two steps.
1: GrandCentral. It's the only number I give out. When people ask "is this a cell phone?" I tell them it's a global number that will reach me when needed. When they try to get my cell phone, I redirect them back to the GrandCentral number.
2: Don't give out your cell number for texts to anyone you don't trust, period. Don't sign up for text-based subscriptions - and if you do have to, create the alias account and use that instead as an email sub - comes to your phone as a text, can block when necessary.
I noticed something though - when I was using my BlackBerry Pearl, I used to get about one-two spams a month. Using my Sidekick I get no spam. Same number and all. Weird stuff.