TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: New Frontier For Spammers; Text Messaging

Re: New Frontier For Spammers; Text Messaging

Mr Joseph Singer (
Mon, 30 Oct 2006 15:48:07 PST

Mon, 30 Oct 2006 14:29:16 EST David Lazarus <>

> Nearly 10 billion text messages are sent by U.S. cell phone users
> every month. If you don't think that's caught the attention of
> spammers, think again.

> One recent study indicates that millions of text-message spams are in
> circulation already. The majority target younger cell phone users who
> send the most text messages. But experts say it could be just a matter
> of time before text spam becomes more widespread.

Mr Lazarus failed to differentiate between text messages that are sent
from phone-to-phone and text messages that are sent to the phone's
email address e.g. phone to phone might be sent to 3118675309 and
email sent to a phone might be sent to for
reaching a T-Mobile subscriber. Generally sending phone-to-phone text
messages will cost the sender. Email text messages for the sender
more than likely has not cost but the recipient will of course be
dinged for each message received. It's important to not that there
*is* a difference. If someone spreads arouncd their phone's email
address without carefully considdering who's going to have that phone
number they may be a little more careful where they give out the phone
email address.

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