Question 11113020

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Question 11113020

I assume that many iPhone users have seen the news that if you send 'yes' to 11113020 that you get a message back saying that at&t will add 1000 rollover minutes to your account.  

 

Is this legit?

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Professor

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smalcom wrote:

21stNow wrote:

 


smalcom wrote:

There's a sucker born every minute.


 

How is anyone being a sucker?

 


Why would anyone believe anything that was so farfetched? Nobody questions anything anymore. How may emails have you received from people telling you to text some company or forward an email and you will get money or something for free? That's what I mean by a sucker born every minute. Learn to question what seems outrageous. Just because it comes in an email, is posted on the Internet, or comes as a text doesn't mean it's factual.


How is it not questioning when I called AT&T before I even got the text message to see if it was for real?  That's what I normally do in these situations.  I get emails from my friends all the time about some crazy offer.  If I call them to see if they actually sent it, they usually say no.  I know that people are hacking email accounts now to send messages to everyone in their address book.  I have often heard that these things happen with text messges, too.  I don't concern myself with rogue text messages as much, because I have all texts blocked on my iPhone.  The only ones that I can receive are from AT&T.

 

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Professor

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Just did it. Got the confirm maybe 5 min. later. Then got two more confirms another 5 min. apart. Tells you to wait 4 weeks for the system to update it. Gotta love this forum!
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Professor

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That's what I'm getting: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
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Master

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johninsj wrote:

Actually, it's not a thrid party service - since I have those blocked for free via the parental controls option, and it worked...

 

You should do that too, it's quite a good idea with all the SMS scams out there.


 

The parental controls doesn't prevent short or long code messages that I'm aware of.

 

Are you thinking of the message blocking  used to prevent email to SMS spam.  (i.e. email as text or MMS, MOBILENUMBER@txt.att.netMOBILENUMBER@mms.att.net etc etc)

http://www.wireless.att.com/answer-center/main.jsp?t=solutionTab&ft=searchTab&ps=solutionPanels&loca...

 

 

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ACE - Professor

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Planet-Ed wrote:

 


johninsj wrote:

Actually, it's not a thrid party service - since I have those blocked for free via the parental controls option, and it worked...

 

You should do that too, it's quite a good idea with all the SMS scams out there.


 

The parental controls doesn't prevent short or long code messages that I'm aware of.

 

Are you thinking of the message blocking  used to prevent email to SMS spam.  (i.e. email as text or MMS, MOBILENUMBER@txt.att.netMOBILENUMBER@mms.att.net etc etc)

http://www.wireless.att.com/answer-center/main.jsp?t=solutionTab&ft=searchTab&ps=solutionPanels&loca...

 

 


 

There is a block for premium sms messages - it's called purchase block. If you turn it on, you cannot purchase anything via SMS. Very handy.

 

Edit: it's here http://www.att.net/smartcontrols-WirelessParentalControls

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johninsj wrote:

There is a block for premium sms messages - it's called purchase block. If you turn it on, you cannot purchase anything via SMS. Very handy.

 

Edit: it's here http://www.att.net/smartcontrols-WirelessParentalControls


 

That would be partially correct.  The purchase blocker is not solely for SMS messages and it does not block the messages themselves from reaching you.  

 

What the purchase blocker covers is the DirectBill service which covers a lot more.  This can include things like said SMS subscriptions/fees, ringtones, applications, games, wallpapers, FamilyMap, MobiTV, music radio service etc etc.  

 

There are a lot of services that can be billed directly to your AT&T account.  You can also check and manage your subscriptions for each line here:

http://www.att.com/directbill/

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Scholar

Who wants 1000 free minutes?

All u gotta do is text "yes" to 11113020. I got mine.
HTH.
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Scholar

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Allyou doughters are gonna look dumb when u realize you're makin a mountain outta molehill,and u start texting toget yours!
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Scholar

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Can u say paranoid? Relax
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ACE - Professor

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Planet-Ed wrote:

 


johninsj wrote:

There is a block for premium sms messages - it's called purchase block. If you turn it on, you cannot purchase anything via SMS. Very handy.

 

Edit: it's here http://www.att.net/smartcontrols-WirelessParentalControls


 

That would be partially correct.  The purchase blocker is not solely for SMS messages and it does not block the messages themselves from reaching you.  

 

What the purchase blocker covers is the DirectBill service which covers a lot more.  This can include things like said SMS subscriptions/fees, ringtones, applications, games, wallpapers, FamilyMap, MobiTV, music radio service etc etc.  

 

There are a lot of services that can be billed directly to your AT&T account.  You can also check and manage your subscriptions for each line here:

http://www.att.com/directbill/


Yep... all the crap I don't want anyone to "accidentially" add is covered.

 

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Looks like summa u guys gotta learn how to overide your paranoia with your gut feeling.
So the question remains. Is it real?...
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ACE - Professor

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Tilt-A-Rama wrote:
Looks like summa u guys gotta learn how to overide your paranoia with your gut feeling.
So the question remains. Is it real?...

We'll know in about 4 weeks.

 

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Is there any way to verify that this number belongs to AT&T rather than some third party?  A man I work with ended up signing up for something like a daily bible verse, never received anything yet ended up with a charge on his monthly bill.  He says he has no idea what would have triggered this.  I'm skeptical of anything that I can't confirm first.

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ACE - Professor

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bkmjk wrote:

Is there any way to verify that this number belongs to AT&T rather than some third party?  A man I work with ended up signing up for something like a daily bible verse, never received anything yet ended up with a charge on his monthly bill.  He says he has no idea what would have triggered this.  I'm skeptical of anything that I can't confirm first.


 

This is exactly what the purchase block I mentioned above would prevent.

 

The code 11113020 is "odd" - standard short codes are 5 or 6 digits long. It's 8. It doesn't seem to show up in any short code directory.

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Professor

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johninsj wrote:

 

The code 11113020 is "odd" - standard short codes are 5 or 6 digits long. It's 8. It doesn't seem to show up in any short code directory.


My AT&T confirmation text for bill payment received is from a similar number, 11113008.

 

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