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SMS Spam

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I received my first ever piece of SMS spam on my Cingular/AT&T mobile phone today. Suck. I don’t know if Cingular sold my number or not, but at least they do appear to have an opt out option on their website.

The odd thing was that the message appeared to pop up on my screen without any interaction whatsoever. I’m not 100% sure because I dropped the phone before I noticed I had the message and could have opened it, but I’m fairly sure. It is definitely some sort of custom message, though, because instead of “Reply” and “Menu” for the soft buttons, it has “Later” and “Delete”.

/me is not pleased