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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iphone529, Aug 14, 2009.
Check out this text. WTF is this? SPAM?
Please tell me you sent 'd' back.
It's a message from an IM client sent to your SMS? Hmm...
I didn't respond, and before anyone suggests this, it is not fake.
they work me and my friend talk like that. Im on a iPhone texting and him on his pc.
people can spam AIM easily. If you're set up to get your IMs via txt, that's all that's happened here. I don't see what's so surprising/shocking.
If i was you, I would dial "611" (AT&T Customer Support) on my iPhone and report the text to AT&T. They will investigate it. I reported a telemarketer to them once and they investigated it. It's no cost to you. You might as well call AT&T and report it.
Why? If he has his AIM set to forward as text - AT&T isn't responsible for anything.
If you're logged into AIM - once in awhile you get solicitation IMs. Yes - you can and should report them to AOL.
If you're getting random txt messages in general (not from AIM) that's a different matter.
your dumb friend or someone found out your number and punched it into aim. deal with it.
That was my immediate thought. That it was some friend of his playing around with him.
Set it so only people on your contact list can IM your phone. Problem solved.
DO NOT REPLY.
Replying *anything* only confirms to them that this is a real phone number. The "choice" to opt out is an illusion.
Uh, seriously? I used to have the AIM app and received IM's as text messages and it looked like this. Obviously, anyone could retype the whole "a to accept, etc." thing but AIM sends it's IM's like this.
They key is the short code used. Note the beginning 265. Look at a keypad. Oh look, AOL = 265
That's when somebody Texted you from their computer using AIM, or if you had messages forwarded to you.
It's no spam. If you say you want to recieve it, it'll send you another text saying the actual message. The choice is there because it lets you see the username of the other person. If it's somebody you know, accept it, if it's not, I'd accept it, but whatever floats your boat.
Bottom line, it's not spam.
This isn't spam, it might be a friend trying to IM your through their computer. It sucks though, IMO because there is always lag, and their username is a part of the 160 characters.
You can send someone a txt on their phone from AIM by sending a message to their phone number, preceded by a + symbol. That is what the first message looks like when the recipient receives it. All others (from that single sender) will come through as normal if the recipient accepts the first one.
Thats jsut someone trying to test you using their computer AIM account. I do it to my friends in the states all the time.
In Japan is where you get the Spam Texts :s. I get two a day!