wappush spam: "AT&T FREE Tip"
I signed up recently with AT&T and had my number ported. Shortly after, I started recieving these messages on my phone:
"AT&T FREE Tip 4 of 5: Check ur voice plan minutes used & sms msgs sent w/ My Account. This is a no-charge service. Click below. 2end mktg msgs send STOP to 2804 http://b.wappush.net/wapclick//ma/1180525/244911961"
After some research, here is what I found.
Don't bother sending STOP to 2804, these messages are NOT from AT&T, they are indeed spam and are cleverly disguised as AT&T messages, but they are not. The party responsible is , an advertising firm. Ultimatly though, AT&T is reposnsible - otherwise WHY would I have started receiving these messages after signing up for service. I believe AT&T is selling it's customers numbers for the purposes of advertising. This is the only logical conclusion. What's more, I believe that I am being CHARGED for each these messages. So, AT&T are a bunch of schisters and screwing over their customers. What else is new?
Anyway, as for stopping these messages - they are not sms, they are not mms - they are something called "wappush". As of yet, I don't know how to how to stop them, other then cancel my AT&T service and never do business with AT&T again. If anyone has any ideas or input, please advise...