Texting, 1 2 3...
June 13, 2006

I've been getting text messages on my cell phone from someone who has the wrong number. It happened a couple of times, and I just deleted them. I figured the sender would realize what they'd done, and stop or find the right phone number. Apparently I overestimated their intelligence. A couple of Fridays ago, we went to a movie (the Al Gore documentary, it was really good), so I turned my phone off. When I finally turn it back on, it starts beeping incessantly. I've got 5 text messages and they are definitely not supposed to be for me. They were all the same message though. Saturday, while we were on a bike ride, another message. Last night, after midnight, I got 3 more, all the same.

It ALMOST seems spam-like at this point, but I'm not entirely sure. There's a phone number associated with the text message and it's local. But the fact that I'll get 5 message that are exactly the same is what raises the spam flag. They started out to the tune of, "i miss u", but are now bordering on soft core pr0n. So you can probably understand why I now feel the need to do something about it. It's not that I mind the pr0n, it's the atrocious spelling I can't stand.


Anyways, I'm tempted to send back a message with "WRONG NUMBER", but that could start a back and forth I don't want to get involved in. I would continue to ignore it, but the fact that I'm getting these messages at 12:30am is a TAD on the annoying side.

So I'm looking to you, once again, internet. Any suggestions to stop the text messaging madness? My provider is Cingular, and I've checked their site to see if I can block the numer, but it appears I can only block SMS messages. I'm going to see if I can find anything out via some google seaches, but if you have any advice or suggestions, it would make me oh so happy.



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