Cellphone spam got you down? Try these steps


The New York Times’ David Pogue is mad as hell and not going to take it anymore without publicly complaining it. It seems Mr. Pogue and his better half have been getting cellphone spam as of late, something they don’t particularly want. What to do?

Depending on your wireless provider, there’s several things you can do about cellphone spam.

AT&T users can log into mymessages.wireless.att.com, and chose to block all Internet-originating text messages. (Most cellphone spam comes over the Internet, costing the sender nothing but costing you whatever it is for texts you pay.) You can also create a unique name that you’d give to your friends, who would then txt that name rather than your number

Verizon Wireless users can head over to vtext.com where you can block texts coming from e-mail

Sprint users can only block specific numbers by going to sprint.com.

T-Mo? Go to t-mobile.com and under “communication tools” there’s options to block texts sent by e-mail, or specific numbers.

I used to get cellphone spam from some stupid club here in New York a few years ago. I emailed the club, asked them to take me off their dumb list and I never got another text again.