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TIP: How To UNSUBSCRIBE From Sprint's "SPRINTFREEMSG" Spam Text Messages!

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by chokaay, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. chokaay

    chokaay Junior Member
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    TIP: How To UNSUBSCRIBE From Sprint's "SPRINTFREEMSG" Spam Text Messages!


    Just like so many other Sprint customers, I have been experiencing Sprint's "SPRINTFREEMSG" Spam Text Messages for a few months now (started about 6 weeks after I signed up with Sprint) advertising everything from Sprint text messaging tips, new features, and NFL Live. (No, I did not sign up for ANY Sprint advertising or premium features that were not included with SERO, and YES I guess I am more lucky than others receiving "SPRINTFREEMSG" spam for shady websites and sexual aids.)

    Calling *2 only yielded various puzzling responses by confused CSR's. (The only consistant answer being "well, once you get a spam text message, just reply STOP to it". Thanks, but I wanted a PROACTIVE solution, not a REACTIVE one. I wanted the "SPRINTFREEMSG" spam text messages to stop NOW!!!)

    After lots of research on the Internet and through talking with Sprint reps failed to find any solution to this problem, I finally vowed to click on every single link on the Sprint.com website (and any affiliated Sprint websites it linked to) until I found a solution to this problem. Well, I am proud to say that after weeks of clicking, I think I finally may have found the solution:


    LINK TO OPT-OUT OF "SPRINTFREEMSG" SPAM TEXT MESSAGES (I think)


    I found this link at the very very bottom of a NFL Live Insider website in 4-pt font when going through the pages to sign-up for text message alerts. I used it to unsubscribe my Sprint lines, and so far I have NOT received a single "SPRINTFREEMSG" spam text message in the past 8 weeks (I don't receive any other spam text messages either, but then again I never did even BEFORE I found this site... only the "SPRINTFREEMSG" messages from Sprint). (My other friends/relatives that did not do this still received some "SPRINTFREEMSG" spam text messages during this time.)

    Anyway, as a disclaimer, I DO NOT GUARANTEE this will work for any or all "SPRINTFREEMSG" spam text messages (or other spam text messages not from Sprint), NOR do I take responsibility if this doesn't work (or make things worse), but it worked for me, and I thought I would share it with the community. Here's the other fine print from the website:

    In my experience, it took about 1 week (or less) for the spam messages to stop. Hope this works for you like it did for me! :D
     
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  2. chokaay

    chokaay Junior Member
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    Location:
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    Wireless Provider(s):
    Sprint
    Due to the reaction in another forum, I probably should add the following...

    WARNING: After using this website, you WILL receive several text messages (approximately 2-5) confirming your opt-out status! DO NOT FREAK OUT!!! This is normal! If you are in a location in which it is NOT appropriate to receive text messages (such as work), then you may want to use this website at a later time when receiving text messages is OK.
     
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