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as fast they are sending me new ones.

I should just chuck the phone across the Potomac, yes?


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That’s one option we’ve all considered.


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What type phone? iOS has filters with choice of "known senders," "unknown senders," or "all messages." I do not know whether Android offers something similar.



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Posts: 27729 | Location: Central Florida, Orlando area | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I use Tracfone which is pay as you go. Prior to the Primary election, the Political idiots began sending me texts that drained my phone text balance.


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V-Tail, its a 'droid.


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My carrier provides text spam filtering for my Android phone. Actually the filtering is Verizon, and my carrier is a MVNO that uses Verizon infrastructure.
 
Posts: 848 | Location: The only state with a state bird named after another state. | Registered: December 11, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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ATT has a nice test-spam filter as well.


FWIW, you gotta be careful where you give your phone number out.
I know it's hard especially if you don't have a land line.
Additionally, same can happen for email and if you want to keep (or at least try) your email cleaner then don't give everyone your private email and especially your business email.
Keep a separate account like a GMail etc for bulk correspondence.
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^^^^^ That's one reason why I got a Google Phone Number.

I ONLY give out my actual real phone number in a very limited way.

Anybody else gets my Google Phone number.
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V-Tail, its a 'droid.

Check out the 'do not disturb' feature. I had misunderstood what it did and ignored it for years.

There are settings for it, but in essence you can tell your phone not to ring for calls and/or not accept messages from people not on your contact list. And you can add exceptions if you like. More details, Android 9 version

Unless I am expecting new callers (which is seldom) my Android phone lives in this mode.
 
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I always ask for newds of the candidates
 
Posts: 1087 | Location: Michigan | Registered: June 11, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Does replying STOP actually work?

Have just started receiving political texts and I hate it.
 
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as fast they are sending me new ones.

I should just chuck the phone across the Potomac, yes?


Into the Potomac.




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I usually save the numbers. Those are the ones I give to the scammers when they ask for a phone number.
Same thing with emails.
 
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I must explore the latest iOS features as I am suddenly being inundated with political spam texts at an alarming rate, and it is fukkin pissing me off! Sons of bitches!!!


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It appears replying STOP does actually work. At least for me anyway.
 
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Correct me if I am wrong but thought that political adds were exempt from the nom call list................. drill sgt.
 
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They must not like me I’ve gotten one


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FWIW, I tried replying "STOP" and the volume of texts easily tripled, and it's getting worse by the day!!! Mad


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