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WardDog92

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#63236 23-Jun-2010 09:11
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I have a new mobile, PAYG but i need to activated the top up online.
now if I do this (activate it online) does my IP address of the computer Im using get stored with the mobile phone service provider??
as in the the IP that activated the phone?

Im not hiding anything. Just i have done it this way before and I got loads of rubbish about phone deals and crap emailed to me. I cant be bothered with it again
Thanks

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johnr
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#344432 23-Jun-2010 09:15
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What provider are you with? My tin foil hat is at home today sorry

and I doubt it your connection will have a static IP address anyway this will change everytime you connect to the internet

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  #344436 23-Jun-2010 09:17
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Orange

and static IP?

I have a home computer network. wireless to the main computer for internet connection.
thats pritty much all I know lol 

 
 
 
 


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  #344437 23-Jun-2010 09:19
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How do they SPAM you off an IP address?

IP address and email address are very different

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  #344438 23-Jun-2010 09:21
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I dont know but someone told me that the service provider (orange) store the IP address of the computer that a phone was activated from and then with that they send promotional offers.
But do they actually keep the IP address?
I mean, it would be pointless right?

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  #344439 23-Jun-2010 09:22
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WardDog92: I dont know but someone told me that the service provider (orange) store the IP address of the computer that a phone was activated from and then with that they send promotional offers.
But do they actually keep the IP address?
I mean, it would be pointless right?


Have you asked Orange?

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  #344441 23-Jun-2010 09:24
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No simply because I cant understand the people on the phone, no offence.
and it take ages for a reply via e-mail and I didnt want to use e-mail because of the very reason I posted this, the spam and stuff

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  #344446 23-Jun-2010 09:28
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WardDog92: Just i have done it this way before and I got loads of rubbish about phone deals and crap emailed to me. I cant be bothered with it again


Your email address is not linked to your IP address. Most likely when you registered your phone before you had to enter an email address to login, and that's where these offers come from...

It's likely the company stores your IP address anyway, for security reasons. Even we store IP addresses (read our Privacy Policy).




 

 

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  #344447 23-Jun-2010 09:29
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WardDog92: No simply because I cant understand the people on the phone, no offence.
and it take ages for a reply via e-mail and I didnt want to use e-mail because of the very reason I posted this, the spam and stuff


Setup a Hotmail address and use that when doing things online so all the SPAM goes there

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  #344448 23-Jun-2010 09:33
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Okay. Thanks
Think i'll just weather the storm and use my own e-mail because i'll forget the other infomation and it will probably be needed so time down the line.
thanks anyway guys :)

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  #344478 23-Jun-2010 10:31
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Knowing your IP address doesn't give them the means to send you anything.

Knowing a valid email address, might.

Use a junk email address if you must, and then write off the address should it become a spam target.

Else you're worrying about nothing. Read their privacy policy or AUP with a fine tooth comb if you must.




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  #344479 23-Jun-2010 10:32
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Ugh, should've refreshed the screen before I posted. Whoopsie.




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