04-04-2010 11:29 AM - edited 04-04-2010 11:30 AM
5 digit SMS numbers are short code messages. Businesses/Companies, Charities (like Red Cross, etc), Voting Services (like American Idol, etc), Premium Services (like jokes, weather, sports etc) use these short codes which are easier to remember an use. Some are more personalized where the 5 or 6 digits of the short code spell out a name on a phones dialpad. A lot of these services charge for their use however there are some that are free to use.
The best way to unsubscribe from unwanted recurring Short Code SMS Text Messaging is to “Reply” to the message, input STOP, END, QUIT, CANCEL or UNSUBSCRIBE from your phone and Send to the content provider's short code. The content provider is supposed to recognize these standard responses.
If these are also related to third-party DirectBill charges your receiving on your acocunt you can go here to cancel, and request a refund. (has to be done on each line)
I would also suggest calling ATT and request that they add a purchase blocker (free) to all your lines. This will prevent third-party charges from being billed to your ATT bill.
03-15-2011 10:35 AM
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