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Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL

at least add free incoming.

at least add free incoming txt spam sucks and you pay for it.



Duramax08
To The Moon
Premium
join:2008-08-03
San Antonio, TX

yeah, i dont have any texting plans and i use to get spam texts and found out they were charging me for them. i told them to blocking texting and i think they said it would cost a fee to do so. assholes.......


old_wiz_60

join:2005-06-03
Bedford, MA

I had the same problem with Verizon, but got them to block text completely since I very rarely even used it. no charge.


chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA
reply to Duramax08

did u tell them you get abused by spam?

this is what I got from their cs when I got bomb spammed and got racked up to $200 for texting overage which thank god they credited. Not sure if they credited tax that was charged on those texts but whatever...

go to »mymessages.wireless.att.com.

Register on this website.
Then go to Blocking options. Most of the text spam is sent as email from domains, websites, mailboxes not from an actual number.


cramer
Premium
join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
kudos:8
reply to Duramax08

Then you aren't an AT&T customer. If you are receiving texts, you're paying for them. Any plan without text messaging will not be able to send or receive texts AT ALL -- they simply disappear. (and it's been like that for some time now.) Up 'til this week maybe, AT&T had "no text" plans.


thedragonmas

join:2007-12-28
Albany, GA
kudos:1

said by cramer:

Then you aren't an AT&T customer. If you are receiving texts, you're paying for them. Any plan without text messaging will not be able to send or receive texts AT ALL -- they simply disappear. (and it's been like that for some time now.) Up 'til this week maybe, AT&T had "no text" plans.

i got news for ya, ive had att for going on 4 years, and i didnt start out with a text "plan" guess what? it was charged "per use" you know, like 411, but i guess if you dont have a 411 plan you cant use 411 right? sorry but txt was $0.20 and MMS was $0.35 each, with out a "plan" only way they just "vanished" was if you had it blocked, or they screwed up on provisiong and blocked it (course, if you never used it, thats not a bad screw up)

cramer
Premium
join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
kudos:8

The way the plans have been for several years now, you can opt for no text messaging (no charges), per-use (sent and received), bundled ($5/200, later $10/1000), and unlimited ($20). Whatever plan you had remained active until you touched the wrong thing / walked past an AT&T store / etc.

I, and several of my friends, know too well what happens when AT&T removes SMS from your cellphone. (In fact, Rob ran into this very thing yesterday when upgrading his phone -- and the AT&T store minion lied about the available plans, shocking I know; there is a smartphone 200 SMS plan (as of this afternoon anyway).)


thedragonmas

join:2007-12-28
Albany, GA
kudos:1

said by cramer:

The way the plans have been for several years now, you can opt for no text messaging (no charges), per-use (sent and received), bundled ($5/200, later $10/1000), and unlimited ($20). Whatever plan you had remained active until you touched the wrong thing / walked past an AT&T store / etc.

I, and several of my friends, know too well what happens when AT&T removes SMS from your cellphone. (In fact, Rob ran into this very thing yesterday when upgrading his phone -- and the AT&T store minion lied about the available plans, shocking I know; there is a smartphone 200 SMS plan (as of this afternoon anyway).)

thats my point, "per use" is automatic. unless you specifically "demand" to have it blocked. and yeah it seems that any time i make the slightest little change they screw up the txt messaging and i call and it "wasnt provisioned correctly, sorry sir", very annoying.

LinuxNinja

join:2001-04-19
Kennesaw, GA
reply to thedragonmas

said by thedragonmas:

said by cramer:

Then you aren't an AT&T customer. If you are receiving texts, you're paying for them. Any plan without text messaging will not be able to send or receive texts AT ALL -- they simply disappear. (and it's been like that for some time now.) Up 'til this week maybe, AT&T had "no text" plans.

i got news for ya, ive had att for going on 4 years, and i didnt start out with a text "plan" guess what? it was charged "per use" you know, like 411, but i guess if you dont have a 411 plan you cant use 411 right? sorry but txt was $0.20 and MMS was $0.35 each, with out a "plan" only way they just "vanished" was if you had it blocked, or they screwed up on provisiong and blocked it (course, if you never used it, thats not a bad screw up)

Respectfully sir, you are incorrect. Pay-per-use Text messaging is a text messaging plan. If you remove it from your service, you will be unable to send/receive SMS/MMS messages. There is no cost for this.

I know this first-hand, as this is what I did... and my wife works for AT&T Customer Service as a Wireless CSR. Even she says they suck. (and yes, she hates her job...)

thedragonmas

join:2007-12-28
Albany, GA
kudos:1

said by LinuxNinja:

said by thedragonmas:

said by cramer:

Then you aren't an AT&T customer. If you are receiving texts, you're paying for them. Any plan without text messaging will not be able to send or receive texts AT ALL -- they simply disappear. (and it's been like that for some time now.) Up 'til this week maybe, AT&T had "no text" plans.

i got news for ya, ive had att for going on 4 years, and i didnt start out with a text "plan" guess what? it was charged "per use" you know, like 411, but i guess if you dont have a 411 plan you cant use 411 right? sorry but txt was $0.20 and MMS was $0.35 each, with out a "plan" only way they just "vanished" was if you had it blocked, or they screwed up on provisiong and blocked it (course, if you never used it, thats not a bad screw up)

Respectfully sir, you are incorrect. Pay-per-use Text messaging is a text messaging plan. If you remove it from your service, you will be unable to send/receive SMS/MMS messages. There is no cost for this.

I know this first-hand, as this is what I did... and my wife works for AT&T Customer Service as a Wireless CSR. Even she says they suck. (and yes, she hates her job...)

im sorry, but did you miss my post directly above you?

said by thedragonmas:

thats my point, "per use" is automatic. unless you specifically "demand" to have it blocked. and yeah it seems that any time i make the slightest little change they screw up the txt messaging and i call and it "wasnt provisioned correctly, sorry sir", very annoying.

it may be a "plan" but its "default" unless you specifically request it be removed. just like pay per use *69 or long distance on a landline (with out a long distance "plan")