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post #14 of (permalink) Old 2008-12-24, 06:17 AM
Walter Dnes
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vaughan, Ontario (near Dufferin and Steeles)
Posts: 1,894
Originally Posted by Latarnik69 View Post
One of the most pesky scams are PREMIUM TEXT MESSAGES. I received hundreds of them on my FIDO phone and could not stop them. Silly horoscopes and quotes were waking me up, interrupting conferences and billing me $2 each. Answering them with STOP IT or DROP DEAD, did not help. Calls to Customer Service gave me credit just for one month.
Can you get FIDO to...
  • either restrict text messages to a specific "white list" of numbers
  • or not allow "premium" messages (if they are somehow distinguishable)
  • or simply shut off texting to your account altogether

OTA brings you crystal-clear, uncompressed HDTV, no simsubbing, and the real SuperBowl commercials. You can't get all that on satellite... OR CABLE.
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