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Odd Text message
LilKim5465
Member

I just got my blackberry curve today and ever since I have been getting this message every 30 mins. its from:

 

//BREW:0104F4BC:smileysurprised:ZMAIL

CI=C1E886965428FB99F7BB325040DA9DEDMC=5

 

and it just says: To stop these messages simply reply to this one (charge may apply)

 

I didnt get them on my old phone and was wondering if anybody knew what it was....Also the green light is constantly flashing and the phone is fully charged and I cant make it stop any ideas?

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Re: Odd Text message
nmchileman
Sr. Member

Adding the PREM SMS block alone will not cancel the subscription. It does need to be cancelled with a text message.

 

On a different note...I'm thinking this message may be something else. On your old phone prior to switching to the Blackberry, did you have a basic handset? And if so, did you have the mobile email subscription??

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nmchileman
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Don't know about that message you're getting...definetly strange.

 

As for the green LED flashing...it's supposed to do that every 4-5 seconds. It's called the coverage indicator. If you prefer to have this turned off you can go to your Options--->Screen/Keyboard and in the list of settings is the LED Coverage Indicator..change it to off and it will no longer flash green all the time. Keep in mind however, it will still flash red whenever you get some type of message.

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LilKim5465
Member
thanks! I want the txt message to stop but I dont want to get charged so I dont want to reply, but I keep getting it like every 30 mins and its just saying the same thing over and over lol....hmmmm
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risu
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Call Customer Service or go to My Verizon and block Premium SMS.  It should unsubscribe you from any Premium SMS services and prevent you from being charged for them.
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Brothergrim
Sr. Member

Wow I should screen shot this. Risu is only 1/2 right :smileyhappy:  Putting the block on stops the premium sms form coming to you. However you must unscribe from the service to stop the charge.

 

Best way to put it. Just becuase you put the magazine subscribtions in the trash dont mean they still wont bill you.

 

All the love you to your risu. Keep up your good work and info :smileyhappy:

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risu
Novice

I'm wrong all the time :smileywink:

 

Although, I have heard that the Premium SMS Block does cancel any subscriptions you currently have... but its possible I am wrong on that

Message Edited by risu on 07-06-2009 03:02 PM
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nmchileman
Sr. Member

Adding the PREM SMS block alone will not cancel the subscription. It does need to be cancelled with a text message.

 

On a different note...I'm thinking this message may be something else. On your old phone prior to switching to the Blackberry, did you have a basic handset? And if so, did you have the mobile email subscription??

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LilKim5465
Member
yes i had the LG Voyager, I did find online that the message could be because of the mobile email being on my card so i put the card back in my old phone and removed mobile email and also replied stop to the text message and it has seemed to stop coming through, hopefully the problem is fixed and I dont have any weird charges on my account, I have unlimited texting and data so i know that wont be there. Thanks for all the help!
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nmchileman
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Cool. Glad it worked for you.
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GreenMonk
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I had the same problem, and the same solution solved my problem as well. I reactivated my Samsung Alias, downloaded the Mobile Email App, and unchecked the alerts checkbox. I then unsubscribed my email address from the Mobile Email App and unsubscribed from the app. I also changed the password on my email account, just as a precaution. It's been 5 days, and I haven't received any more of the "OzMail" text messages, where I was receiving 5-10 per day. I only have 250 text messages/month, so those messages could easily have put me over the edge.

 

I did check my usage and notice that I had 5 international text messages, which I assume were from trying to reply with "STOP", "UNSUBSCRIBE", etc. I don't think that part had any effect, but I'm sure I'll get charged $0.25/message for the effort.

 

Thanks all for the info!

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