Re: Weird text from 420-1 ...Real or Not?
08-10-2012 03:46:53 AM
This message is not legitimate and should be reported (see my post above on how) as spam.
Hmm. I called AT&T when this message appeared on both mine and my wife's phone within seconds of each other. I was put on hold for a while and was told this was a legitimate message. (to be fair, further questions from me would have pushed the service rep off script so I couldn't get an answer to anything else).
Like krosis3456 above, I am not getting charged for these messages and my phone is an ancient cingular phone from 2002, and my wife's is a couple years newer but not much. It's feasible that ATT would be dropping service for these older phones.
I've received five of these messages since 7/17. If this was widespread spam I would think this message board would be flooded with inquires, but there are only two threads about this. Since my wife and I are both getting the messages and we both have old phones makes me think we are targeted because of those phones. I agree that the txt speak of the message is odd, but the lack of being charged for the messages and that the ATT rep claimed it was legit is making me scratch my head.
I would like to get to the bottom of this because I know if I walk into an ATT store they're not going to have any idea what it's about even if it is legit.
the fastest way to resolve it is to go into the store - they will verify it right off the bat. The problem is the grammer of the message is off for a corporate communication - if anyone that works for me ever sent a text message with this type of short cutting in it they would be out on the street so fast there would be a sonic boom following them. It is unprofessional and tacky. That is why the doubt is being raised. I may have horrible spelling and type faster then I should, but I alway have people that proof read my official communications before it is sent out
"As of 9/30 UR phone will not work. You need a new phone & SIM 2 keep UR current wireless service. Go 2 an AT&T store 4 a free replacement phone."