T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint want to put a stop to "problematic" premium SMS services, announcing on Thursday that customers will no longer be charged for the spammy texts. Where do they even comes from? No matter, as you won't be charged for receiving the unwanted messages, with charitable and political groups being the two exceptions. The move is expected to go into effect over the next few weeks. Verizon, for its part, said it didn't join the initiative because it was "winding down" its premium messaging service anyway, the carrier said in a statement to The Verge.
AT&T and T-Mobile both released statements, saying it joined the movement because it was in the best interest of its customers. For years, scammers have used SMS operations to fool people into downloading malware or subscribing to unnecessary services. Today, people should (hopefully) know better, and if they don't, it's best not to reply to anyone you don't know. Often times users would unknowingly sign up for a service, which would then send out texts without the user knowing; users would, in turn, get charged up the nose.
Today, numerous messages are sent through data, so spammy SMS likely isn't as big of an issue. Still, it's good to see some of the bigger carriers recognize that malicious texts do exist, and customers will no longer be charged for receiving them. Whatever you do, don't text YES to that weird SMS to get more info.
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