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Cingular / ripoff alert

John R Levine (
30 Apr 2005 17:30:59 -0400

I found a bunch of mysterious inbound 30 cent "premium" text messages
on my cell phone bill, which I believe were invitations to chat from

To my astonishment, Cingular told me that they absolutely would not
remove the charges, and if you have text messaging at all, there is no
way to prevent random crooks from sending these messages and forcing
you to pay for them. So I did the only possible thing, and turned off
text messaging completely. Too bad.


John Levine Primary Perpetrator of The Internet for Dummies,
Information Superhighwayman wanna-be,, Mayor
"I dropped the toothpaste", said Tom, crestfallenly.

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