Thursday, April 07, 2005

Spam SMS

I am tired of getting spam SMS.
SMS 1 : Pledge of boys:- India is our nation... Girls r our destination...Dating is our occupation...Flirting is our profession...to hell with education...
SMS 2 : Why did Santa fall out of the window? Because he was ironing the curtain.
SMS 3 : Santa to his wife : Coffee jaldi piyo. Wife : But why ? Santa : Hot coffee is Rs.5 and cold coffee is Rs.10
At this point I got pissed off and called this number from my landline. Nobody picks up.
After 5 minutes, I got some more SMS
SMS 4 : Sorry, I only entertain messages. Please don't try to call me.
SMS 5 : I am really sorry if I did any trouble to u but I am a depressed teenager (Give me a break!!!) who wants to make friends through SMS. Please dont complain me to customer care.
SMS 6 : Please reply to me

1. How the hell did you know that I was calling when I called from my landline ?
2. I am sorry if u are a depressed teenager.. I cant help you because I am depressed adult.
3. I get enough spam from Airtel and Manhattan. So, please stop sending me these stupid jokes, which I can get enough of it in my mail. I don't need it on SMS also.


18 Comments:

Blogger Shyam said...

Spam emails are bad enough... but to get spam on your cellphone - how totally irritating, especially as the jokes are crap!

Thursday, April 07, 2005 4:34:00 AM  
Blogger :: S-a-t-z :: said...

U shdn't hav called him/her at that moment.. may b u shd try when he/she least expects it...
and me might hav this number only for spamming..
and why dont u complain to Cust Care..

Thursday, April 07, 2005 5:15:00 AM  
Blogger None said...

what's your mobile no? :)

LOL!
btw, i too had a few lines on similar lines about black in the last post but one. u've said magic, i've said poetry. same difference! :)

cheers1
ramya

Thursday, April 07, 2005 8:28:00 AM  
Blogger JaganLee said...

Is he ActionKing-Arjun? ;-)
I recently read the news that he got nose-cut from heroine's for sending lewd SMS to them

Thursday, April 07, 2005 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger Sriram said...

Sowms,
Caller ID on the land-line anyone? I'm sure that must have been it. How long would it take to pick up the number from the caller ID and run a search on the telephone database thro your provider's webpage? (*grins like a 1980's villain thinking, "Been there, done that"*)

Thursday, April 07, 2005 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Nirmal said...

Can you imagine how irritating this will be in the US where we have to pay for our incoming SMS? Cant imagine!!!!

Thursday, April 07, 2005 1:04:00 PM  
Blogger Sowmya said...

Nims
If you have yo pay for this junk, its reaaaaaaaaaaaallly bad !!!
Sriram
So, what if there is caller id.. I called from my office.
Lee, Rums
:-))
Satz
U r right. Maybe, I should have called later or if I had waited for some time, my irritation would have gone and I need not have called..
And poor depressed teenager asked me not to call customer care ;-)
Also, there was some spam calls earlier and when I called Hutch, they refused to divulge the name of the person.

Thursday, April 07, 2005 6:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get pissed off with airtel crap. Daily 3 SMS about some song, or sachin vs SRK... and I can't go to customer care also :-(.
Anyhow, whats ur number, I can make a complaint for you :-)

Thursday, April 07, 2005 8:30:00 PM  
Blogger hari said...

Hi Sowmya,

Spams are the biggest drawback of the mobile. It is a real pain. But I really do not think customer care would care for this in anyway. They are at best customer scare.

Thursday, April 07, 2005 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Keyser Soze said...

I've ad a couple of these messages myself and once i caught hold of a guy in Kerala sending me these messages. It ended up that he has the 'hobby' of sending sms to random numbers.
Spam on email and mobiles is a thing of the past. The amount of spam i get on my snailmail post box surmounts everything else.
Anyways, first time here. Like your site immensely :)

Friday, April 08, 2005 7:04:00 AM  
Blogger anubhav said...

spam is a big problem,it intensifies when person sending u sms, has free sms and u dont..cant retaliate :)
The second cause is spam fools ..consider this msg.

Send this rose to x no. ppl and and u would have goodluk for next x yrs...what shit??

or send this sms to 10 ppl and airtel will give u rs 100 talk time b4 midnight...(Did airtel start this one to earn money??)

Hey but u can always stop spam frm airtel..call customer care and they will tell u what to do...u wud have to send a msg containing "NO" to some no.

Saturday, April 09, 2005 8:08:00 AM  
Blogger Sowmya said...

Anonymous
No point in making a complaint. I tried.
The only answer you will get is "Mam, we apologose". But they will not do a damn thing about it.

hari
Customer scare is right !!!

keyser soze
Thanks for visiting.. Keep visiting
And u are right, snail mail spam is even worse !!

Anubhav
I did not get any feedback like that from "Customer Care"
should try again

Sunday, April 10, 2005 4:09:00 AM  
Blogger Harry said...

How about sending these teenies customised messages which crash their phone ? I had a couple which had made my phone hang and finally I had to restart it. :)

Monday, April 11, 2005 12:12:00 PM  
Blogger Prabz said...

psst.. you found out the prank i played on you ;)

Monday, April 11, 2005 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous i_f said...

there is this rs. 100 pack or smthg to that effect from airtel where you can send unlimited sms i think including international or whatever

so lot of ppl have this as their second number which is only used for sms ing
so they dont pick any calls and they know if someone calls its to find out or yell at them for sending messages
they NEVER take calls on this line - @$@#$

mostly the caller has not picked ur number for some random database
its more likely a friend playing prank or someone who has a crush on u ;-)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger emily said...

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Wednesday, October 05, 2005 1:09:00 PM  
Blogger Living in Thailand said...

Nice site maybe we can do something!Free SMS and Free Fax

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 1:09:00 PM  
Blogger Living in Thailand said...

Hi Nice blog please take look at my website as well *My free sms website**

Monday, November 21, 2005 11:44:00 AM  

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