11/25/2005

Verizon Wireless Sues Another Spammer

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 7:05 am

Unwanted text messages from a Florida-based travel company were sent recently to 98,000 Verizon Wireless customers, according to a new lawsuit filed by the operator.

The Verizon Wireless litigation highlights an unfortunate circumstance for the 200 million U.S. cell phone subscribers. Spam on cell phones is becoming a fact of life in the U.S., despite aggressive defensive tactics by operators.

Even though cell phone spam is still relatively limited, it’s nonetheless particularly heinous and forcing operators to get a handle on it sooner, rather than later. That’s because their subscribers often pay a few pennies for each incoming message. Spam to a PC using a wired Internet connection doesn’t create this particular financial side effect.

Source: eWeek

 

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