Grr.. Advertising at the Apple Store? ..SERIOUSLY??

Derrick Velasco

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Aug 17, 2008
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Not cool. SPECULATION: They got the numbers on those iPhones IN THE STORE and spammed them with all this "advertisement" nonsense. What do you think? This may not be a big deal. But it annoys me.

 

Derrick Velasco

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Original poster
Aug 17, 2008
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Yep. True. It just gets me mad when companies do this. Just bugging people to join there program or company.
 

Daveoc64

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Jan 16, 2008
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I suppose someone could theoretically find out the number of the phone(s) in a particular Apple Store and then send spam to them.
 

old-wiz

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Mar 26, 2008
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Why get mad over such a tiny thing?
Not everyone gets unlimited txt messages included in their plan. I don't have an iPhone, but my phone does have a limit on how many free txt messages per month. The unsolicited crap costs money for some of us. I finally had to get Verizon to block all txt messages to my phone to avoid overage charges; the messages were total spam. Supposedly they have options on the web site that can block some of it, but none of it worked. Sending unsolicited fax is illegal and it should be the same for cell phones. Sometimes I think Verizon gets a cut on the txt messages if they get responded to.
 

lindsayanng

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May 4, 2008
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old-wiz - reading comprehension wasn't your strong suit was it?

He was pissed that there were advertisement texts on the iphones that were displays in the apple store
 

old-wiz

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Mar 26, 2008
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old-wiz - reading comprehension wasn't your strong suit was it?

He was pissed that there were advertisement texts on the iphones that were displays in the apple store
I know that perfectly well. My point was simply that advertising txt on phones do cost money for some people.

Insulting other posters is tacky.
 

jayenh

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Nov 13, 2008
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am i missing something here? how does receiving a text cost anyone, other than the sender, any money? just delete it and forget about it...
 

dalejrsfan

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Jul 10, 2009
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am i missing something here? how does receiving a text cost anyone, other than the sender, any money? just delete it and forget about it...

Oh boy! Your Mommy or Daddy must pay for your service? Texts cost money, either sent or received. The only way they wouldn't cost you anyMORE is if you have an unlimited text plan!!!
 

allmIne

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Sep 17, 2008
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Oh boy! Your Mommy or Daddy must pay for your service? Texts cost money, either sent or received. The only way they wouldn't cost you anyMORE is if you have an unlimited text plan!!!
Received texts don't cost money in the UK. It's a little country across the ocean from America, about 3500 miles away. They don't get charged in an awful lot of other countries, either.
 

jayenh

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Nov 13, 2008
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Oh boy! Your Mommy or Daddy must pay for your service? Texts cost money, either sent or received. The only way they wouldn't cost you anyMORE is if you have an unlimited text plan!!!
nice. loving the maturity in this post. i did consider completely ignoring it but i'll give this one more try. i pay for my own plan thank you very much, and the only time a text costs me any money is when i send one. i could send 0 texts and receive 1 million. i'd get billed for 0 text. it doesn't work this way in the US? simple question, now try responding in civilised manner.
 

iPhoneStore.com

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Dec 7, 2009
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When you think about it, it is actually a really good idea... how else could 1 text message be as effective? How many eyes see these phones, and furthermore, how many of them will actually close/erase the message? The chances are that people won't touch them, but lots of people will see the message. Nicely done, minus the spam factor.
 

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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am i missing something here? how does receiving a text cost anyone, other than the sender, any money? just delete it and forget about it...
Yeah here in the US we get ripped for small things like that; people think it's actually normal.
 

jayenh

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Nov 13, 2008
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Yeah here in the US we get ripped for small things like that; people think it's actually normal.
yeah, that's pretty harsh. the cheaper prices you get on some things over there don't seem all that cheap anymore when you're getting ripped off on stuff like incoming text messages.
 

MetalAZ

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Nov 22, 2009
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That would be funny to see that happen at an Apple store. I'd ask them where the SPAM filter is :) I've actually had that happen several times to my iPhone though, but I'm on an unlimited plan so it didn't cost me extra.
 

chrono1081

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Jan 26, 2008
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Received texts don't cost money in the UK. It's a little country across the ocean from America, about 3500 miles away. They don't get charged in an awful lot of other countries, either.
+1 my Bosnian, Macedonian, Croation, British, Kosovo, and Brazilian friends (I work with a lot of diversities can you tell?) were amazed when they found out I paid for receiving text messages.
 

mrochester

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Feb 8, 2009
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What I don't understand about the US system is how do you stop being charged for text messages you haven't asked to receive? It would be highly illegal in the UK to be charged for something you haven't requested like this, so at what point do these companies ask your permission, or how do you go about stop being charged for these texts? You have no control over who sends you texts and when, so what legal standing do they have for charging you for them?
 

theNEOone

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Jun 28, 2007
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Ummm. AFAIK, incoming texts are free. I'm in the US, on AT&T. Don't know what all the ruckus is about....

Edit: F-me. Looking now, but it appears that incoming texts count against my plan. What the....I hate AT&T even more now. HTC Bravo/Passion, here I come!!!


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