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Opt out of mobile text marketing?

Over the past couple of days I've started receiving unwanted texts about debt and accident compensation. Is there any way I opt out of receiving such texts, like going X-directory with a landline?

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JanSt / MOD  May. 10, 2012 at 11:41

Ring your network's customer care, they can block that spam.

Pondlife  May. 10, 2012 at 11:49

Doesn't look like there is. Ofcom say that the TPS can do it, they however say they only deal with calls not sms.
Though the ico says the networks might be able to help.

http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_the_public/topic_specific_guides/marketing/texts.aspx

How can I stop receiving messages from these organisations?

You can report them to your network operator, who may be able to prevent further spam from the originating number. Unfortunately as the numbers often change, your network provider cannot guarantee to stop all unsolicited messages. You can either contact your network operator’s customer services or use one of the reporting numbers below:

Orange, O2 and T-Mobile: Forward the SMS to 7726
Vodafone: Forward the SMS to 87726
Three: Forward the SMS to 37726

Pondlife  May. 10, 2012 at 12:04

Just minutes after finding that out got some junk to forward on friends phone :)

JanSt / MOD  May. 10, 2012 at 12:44

Here in Ireland the carriers can switch it off. Also: by law those ad texts have to display the op-out number!

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