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Sun, Jan 13, 2019 7:13 AM

Mobile line ... consented to share phone location & other device data with 3rd parties!?

 

Earlier tonight I received the same text message 5 times over a half an hour:


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From text# 28891323:

"AT&T Free Message: Notice: Mobile line ---------- on your account has consented to share phone location or other subscriber, account, and device data with third parties. Please do not reply to this text. Thank you for choosing AT&T."

 

1. Is this a real communication from AT&T to me? Seems very odd given yesterday's news articles stating AT&T plans to stop selling customer location data soon.

 

2. Did I ever give explicit consent to AT&T allowing them to share my phone location & device data with their 3rd parties? I suppose I could have when I signed an AT&T contract.

 

3. Can I opt out? Immediately? What's my best plan of action to opt out ASAP? (Other than going completely off grid.)

 

Thank you.

 

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a year ago

I received the above text also and found that you can explicitly disallow data sharing to 3rd party services from your account:

 

https://cprodx.att.com/cmp/cmpa/menu.jsp?fwd=automsg&pageId=17&lang=

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a year ago

Same # texted me the same message about 6 times. 

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a year ago

Had to make an account just to say that this happened to me last night at 3 a.m as well. It was sent like 5 or 6 times within 1 minute.

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a year ago

Signed up for an account just to post also 

 

I have the same issue. I'm on cricket wireless which uses AT&T towers. Cricket support is clueless. I don't have an AT&T account so i can't login to the link mentioned above.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/CricketWireless/comments/afdl6i/help_strange_message_mobile_line_consented_to

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/ATT/comments/afk3xv/consent_to_share_text

 

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a year ago

Thanks GaratJax that link worked, had to log in, then dozens of options from there.