on 19-07-2010 17:56
If one can do it without affecting the GSM , then (other than for their own financial gains), there are no sound reasons why the rest cannot do the same.
on 19-07-2010 20:05
SMS uses the control channels which set up a voice call. Its just not possible to completely disable SMS without making the change for everyone in your area or disabling calls.
By all means choose a provider that operates a blacklist, but be aware there are good reasons for and against doing it.
on 13-10-2010 21:26
on 14-10-2010 09:49
msb01 you have my full sympathy. My issue was nowhere near as frightening as yours and I wish you success. At least I have resolved my issue with O2.
I have sinced ported my number to a new provider who were only too pleased to put the requested SMS blocks in place that O2 could/would not, I have not received one single SMS since the switchover.
I have two phones on the same network, one(my phone) with the SMS block my wife's without, the statement Its just not possible to completely disable SMS without making the change for everyone in your area or disabling calls.has been proven to be incorrect.
on 16-10-2010 23:11
It cost me at least £1.50 to stop the messages the first time and I'm damned if I'm going to pay to have them stopped again.
The only way that they tell you to get the messages stopped is to send STOP to them (at your cost). Personally, I give these people one chance to get it right, after that it is reported to the regulator.
Ofcom, here I come. (not that they'll do much)
on 03-01-2014 08:56
I too would like to see some kind of block. I have had the same mobile number for over ten years. In all that time I have NEVER requested any kind of subsription via sms and yet in the last year I seem to get more and more of these messages that I have no interest in. It may only be about £3 extra a month, but for goodness sake, I went onto a cheaper tariff to save that much money a month!
It's all very well texting STOP but then that's another £1.50 I had no interest in spending so my bill gets hiked up by nearly £5! We already know our details are being passed on to third parties whether we like it or not. Why isn't there a service to protect us from other companies' dishonesty?