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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ttinjust96, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. ttinjust96

    ttinjust96 Lurker
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    Since switching my AU Virgin sim from my old phone to my new HTC Desire Z, I keep receiving SMS location messages. When I am on the bus moving from suburb to suburb, I constantly receive messages from '50' with the text 'suburb'. Is there a setting in the phone that I can change to stop this?


  2. Slug

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    Go to Settings/Call and ensure Cell broadcast is unchecked.
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  3. dezgo

    dezgo Lurker

    Did you solve this? I have the exact same issue on my new HTC Desire HD, very annoying. I've tried switching off GPS and cellular data networks to get location, but I still get them. It's pretty weird / dodgy that even when I have all location tracking turned off, I still get message telling me where I am.... how does it know?!
  4. martindurin

    martindurin Lurker

    I've got the same problem. Mine Location SMSs from 50 started after updating the system to a newer version on 8th of December (very cool update btw). But regarding to the age of your comments, it seems that the update doesn't seem to have a lot to do about it. Did you solve it? It is extremely annoying!
  5. dezgo

    dezgo Lurker

    It's been a while and I certainly no longer get those messages. I've since done a factory reset on it, I can't remember if it was gone before that as I did it for other reasons, but if not I'm sure that would have sorted it.
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  6. martindurin

    martindurin Lurker

    Okay, I should try it too.
    Factory reset deletes all data (including apps)?

    Thank you for advice
  7. dezgo

    dezgo Lurker

    Yep everything, so make sure you have a backup first so you can restore stuff if required.
  8. mirfromoz

    mirfromoz Lurker

    Slug's reply was the perfect fix!

    "Go to Settings/Call and ensure Cell broadcast is unchecked."

    Thanks, that was too easy!

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