Originally Posted by azloafer
It is not a rumor. I have a trac phone (pre-paid for a year) and in this past month I have started to get text messages from people advertising things. I have never given my number out. I use the phone for emergencies (break-downs) and rarely use it for anything else. I have never received text messages until the past month. I'm not sure if this is using my minutes up or not. The phone is off 99% of the time. When I turn it on now there are 2-3 text messages. I read the explanation at snopes. I don't believe their explanation. If they are correct, I should not be getting any messages!
I get text and pre-recorded calls too, but with the Cell phones is is easy to screen. I never answer a call that isn't identified. I only listen to the voicemails of those I know and erase all the rest.
With my phone you pay for all tests that you read so I don't read any and I don't send any.
I do have my cell phone number on the Do- not call list but I still get calls.
It seems that most of the pre recorded calls and advertizing texts I get are when traveling through cities. I think they are pre loaded on cell towers and passed on when you get close enough to the tower.
Here is one for you, I am getting sales calls on my land line from people that want me to switch to dish network, the problem is I already have dish and I am on the do-not-call list.
The sales calls from the Dishnetwork companies are from the locals that install and in my mind this is a form of slamming, like with the phones, although with the land lines thew slamming was done without your knowledge or permission.