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.




38 posts

Geek


#270126 24-Apr-2020 18:07
Send private message quote this post

 

 

Hello,

 

Does anyone have access to an up to date list of shortcodes in use? I've found a few links floating around but none have the shortcode for the message I've received recently - it's spam and include no way to opt out, and I want to complain to the provider.

 

The is the link I've already found:
https://www.vodafone.co.nz/cms/documents/premium-txt-codes.pdf

 

 

 

Cheers,
Mike


Create new topic
6548 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2470453 24-Apr-2020 18:09
Send private message quote this post

What shortcode was the SMS from?



38 posts

Geek


  #2470454 24-Apr-2020 18:09
Send private message quote this post

Linux: What shortcode was the SMS from?

 

2602


 
 
 
 


161 posts

Master Geek


  #2470483 24-Apr-2020 18:24
Send private message quote this post

That list seems fairly out of date (I assume this is why you're asking), 2327 according to the list is "Airline disruption notifications", but I received texts from it saying my groceries were ready to be picked up, and Two Factor Authentication codes.


626 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2470561 24-Apr-2020 20:52
Send private message quote this post

I assume you just complain to your own provider and they will follow up with the other party's provider? Many of the short codes I receive from seem to be shared by multiple services. I'm guessing in some cases the short code is operaterd by an intermediary (and not directly by the sender) which handles short code services for many clients. Sometimes they don't check their clients are leigit and allow bad ones to send messages via their service.


3133 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2471080 25-Apr-2020 14:26
Send private message quote this post

The problem is the sending number can be easily spoofed.

 

Ring 2D and speak with the billing team as should be able to inform you of who sent the charge and the number to call to complain to.

 

I know it's a pain but trying to have a public list of short text numbers means it would require publishing their information and the whole privacy act comes into play.

 

 

 

If you are getting erroneous entries on your bill then ring up 2D and complain directly to them and ask for it to be reversed or queried.





and


Create new topic





Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Soul Machines joins forces with the World Health Organization
Posted 13-Jul-2020 18:00


Chorus completes the build and commissioning of two new core Ethernet switches
Posted 8-Jul-2020 09:48


National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.