Sunday, April 08, 2012
Don't let cell phone cramming even start!
David Segal has an important piece in the New York Times Saturday, “To Stop Cellphone Cramming, Don’t Let It Start”, link here. The main problem seems to be that consumers unwittingly sign up for SMS (short message service) from less-than-reputable sources, such as “celebrity gossip”. These may seem like spam.
Some message services, such as from your tax preparer when you file electronically, or warnings from the Weather Channel, seem to be legitimate (even if overdone sometimes). You’d want to know if there was a tornado sighting in your area.