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Sentators Propose Anti SMS Spam Law

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Apr 7, 2009, 2:47 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

U.S. senators Olympia Snowe from Maine and Bill Nelson from Florida have proposed an addendum to the CAN-SPAM law that would also make mobile SMS spam illegal. By enacting the law, the FCC would be granted the power to prosecute those who use SMS to spam mobile phone users. The M-SPAM Act would prohibit marketers from sending SMS pitches to landlines registered to the Do-Not-Call list and all mobile phones.

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spinster

Apr 8, 2009, 9:17 AM

What are Sentators????

What are Sentators????
spinster said:
What are Sentators????


Politically connected forms of vermon. Infestations usually can be found in and around Washington DC. If you find one, approach with caution Very Happy
HawkeyeOC

Apr 7, 2009, 3:37 PM

Nice thought, but...

the CAN-SPAM law as it is now doesn't matter to spammers anyway.
If they make SPAM SMS illegal, then you have to worry less about your phone bill being a quarter more expensive per month if you don't have a SMS package. Some people block SMS because of this. Other people block SMS because they are EXTREME penny pin...
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Hooyah

Apr 7, 2009, 4:13 PM

Go For It Senators!

I earlier got a text from "Sheila" Shocked wanting me to check out her "blog spot". Confused
Hooyah said:
I earlier got a text from "Sheila" Shocked wanting me to check out her "blog spot". Confused

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Roadkill

Apr 7, 2009, 2:54 PM

huh?

The M-SPAM Act would prohibit marketers from sending SMS pitches to landlines registered to the Do-Not-Call list and all mobile phones.

Someone want to explain how you send an SMS to a land line???
maybe there's a reverse to services like alltels: "voice to text" and possibly a txt to voice.

i've accidentally txted landlines before and i get prompted (with at&t) that if i want to translate my txt to a landline its 10 or 15 cents, something li...
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I sent text messages from a Verizon phone to other Verizon landlines frequently. It costs the sender 25 cents to send an SMS to a landline. The recipient gets an alert, and then the SMS is read to them over their phones.
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