This is seriously starting to get on my nerves...!!!!
Every week (And I do mean EVERY week..!), at least once a week, I get these stupid 'You Missed a Call From Me' free texts from O2.
WHY....?!?!?!?!? My phone sits in front of my eyes on my desk, where I work, it does not ring, I have no diverts on and have full bars of service and yet I get this message to say 'You missed a call from me'...!??!!? How can I miss a call when the phone didn't even ring in the first place...?!
Dialling back the number just gets an automated response which says, '.......the number you have dialled is incorrect, please try again'. This makes NO sense...??
There are no messages in my voicemails to suggest I have 'missed a call' so why am I getting these EVERY WEEK...???
I have tried turning my voicemails off and on to see if it makes a difference but it doesn't.
Is there any way I can turn these texts off with O2? If I have a missed call, my iPhone 5 will show me (via the Phone app in Notification Center) - I do NOT want to receive a 'free text' telling me as well (seeing that the texts are nearly always wrong)......!!
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There seems to be some confusion here between "Missed call alert" which is an alternative to voicemail and "Abandoned call alert" which can be switched on even when voicemail is switched on. Google "O2 Abandoned call alert" to find out more.
I have Googled 'O2 Abandoned Call Alert' but what I am geeting is indeed the 'Missed Call Alert' as defined by O2:
Missed Call Alert - you can have this instead of voicemail. This service will automatically send you a text notification to say that you missed a call if the caller couldn't get through. The text will say something like:
"You missed a call from me at 16:21 17 Mar. This is a free Call Alert from o2"
This is exactly the message which I am receiving so is indeed the Missed Call Alert.
Not sure what is going on again with my account but haven't received any of these alrerts since my posts on here in May. Now, all of a sudden, I get another message, over the weekend, stating:
After checking on my iPhone 5, I can confirm that I had NO missed calls whatsoever (my phone did not even ring) + the fact there are no voicemails or anthing to signify that somebody tried to call me?!?!
Why am I STILL getting these messages 4 months on.....................?!
...hmm, that would surely explain why my iPhone shows no actual missed calls or messages then! Just realised that the number which the supposedly 'missed call' came from, seems to be different each time I get these messages. I'm guessing that if these were genuine texts from O2, the number would always be the same!
I guess I am just going to have to block these numbers, each time I receive a text! Cheers for that link MI5 - looks like these texts are indeed scams enticing me to call the number back to get sucked in!!
I think these are a scam too. Have been sitting at my desk, phone next to me, when one of these messages came through saying I had missd a call at 1535. But there was no call, and no message. Why don't they leave a message? Tried dialling from my office landline but got a 'fault' number. Am blocking, I love that function on the phone.........
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