Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Too much SMS Spam on your mobile? New service helps fight back
Posted on 27-Aug-2003 08:07 | Tags Filed under: News



Vodafone UK started a new SMS service where users can report SMS spam back to the operator, who in turn will work with telecommunication authorities to chase the senders.

When a Vodafone customer receives any text spam, they simply forward it for free to a short code number or by typing VSpam into their phones.

An automated report is then created and kept as a record by both Vodafone and Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Services (ICSTIS), the premium rate services watchdog.

So far this year, ICSTIS have had over 4,000 complaints about unwanted mobile spam Mr Whiteing said. On average they receive 10,000 in a year.


More information: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3181959...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Galaxy S9/S9+ Announcement and Owners' Thread
Created by tripp, last reply by Mspec on 26-Feb-2018 14:29 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Skype is horrible. What next?
Created by turb, last reply by turb on 23-Feb-2018 17:05 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


Just Left SKY, Now Very Confused... How To Get TV??
Created by BLazeD, last reply by Brunzy on 23-Feb-2018 15:54 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Anyone used POLi Payments ?
Created by Mark, last reply by allan on 26-Feb-2018 14:13 (31 replies)
Pages... 2 3


The 2018 Census
Created by DarthKermit, last reply by tdgeek on 26-Feb-2018 14:34 (43 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Gigabit internet plans
Created by Yorkshirekid, last reply by gehenna on 23-Feb-2018 14:14 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Do I still need my UHF aerial if I am using Sky Dish?
Created by firemanmark, last reply by firemanmark on 26-Feb-2018 14:32 (11 replies)

How much RAM for midrange Android 7 / 8 phone? (Feb 2018)
Created by timmmay, last reply by Batman on 25-Feb-2018 13:15 (22 replies)
Pages... 2