AT&T's 'American Idol' SMS Decried As Spam
This is another point from AT&T
I think AT&T should be sued for this, and in part of that all the towers have to be allocated to T-Mobile.
SMS is not email and shouldn't have any text that is not wanted.
FREEDOM OF BUSINESS
What they did was leverage their client base to whore out to the television network and get better ratings. ATT sucks shank.
Re: This is another point from AT&T
by SPCSVZWJeff Wednesday, 6:32 PM
It's the only primarily GSM network. Everyone else is moving on to HSPA like GSM is outdoor plumbing.
HSDPA is Data, and is still distributed through the GSM network. Without GSM/UMTS, HSDPA wouldn't work (Until specific HSDPA towers are built)
i dont think they would do that. They would send an E-Mail out to E-mail address or send a letter in the mail saying American Idol starts tonight, dont forget to text your vote later on in the season.
Yeah, Ok...... right.
Read the canspam act.
I did. It only applies if you don't have an existing contract or relationship with the marketing entity. It also says that in the event you do have a pre-existing relationship, an opt-out must be available to you to utilize. This is definately the case whereas AT&T customer care must opt you out of direct marketing notifications if you request it. You can also do it for yourself for spam from other premium content you may or may not have inadvertently signed up for by texting to one of those damned SMS codes. You do so by sending STOP to the same number that was originally texted.
AT&T should be fined heavily for this.
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