Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

The Annoyances of Modern Life, part 493

SMS is a newish technology built into most current cell phones -- it allows you to send short text messages back and forth with friends, rather than having to actually call them on the phone. It's very big in Japan, especially among the teen market, although it hasn't caught on in quite such a big way in the US yet. For some time now, I've been meaning to try it out, knowing that my current phone has SMS capability. So I was intrigued when, last night at around 12:30am, my phone got an SMS message.

It's spam.

Great. The implication is that somewhere, there is a list specifically of Sprint cell subscribers (the email/SMS gateway is different for each service, so they have to not only know my number, but which service I'm with), and it's gotten into the hands of the spammers. This could get really irritating, really fast...

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