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Discussion in 'Verizon' started by jayochs, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. jayochs

    jayochs Android Enthusiast
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    Got this random text message at 9:02 am on the 17th while I was sleeping....

    it's from 6200

    says

    //BREW:0x0101726: TYPE=SAS;UI=0;CONT=0,1,0;


    what the hells this mean? haha i'm so confused/kinda creeped. lol
     

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    did u upgrade to the eris from a dumb phone like a regular phone with out smartphone capabilities? if so did you have backup assistant? this happen to me thats why i am asking
     
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    Yeah - those 6200 messages come from Verizon's end of things if you were using Backup Assistant, or possibly many other apps that are based on (Qualcomm) BREW.

    That's exactly what happened to me as well. After I got my Eris, I could not figure out a way to turn it off using VZW's website... what I should have done was to uninstall VZW's Backup Assistant before I wiped the (old) phone and threw it away.

    So, I called VZW on the phone, and naturally got somebody that had no idea what I was talking about. Eventually, though, the messages stopped.

    I guess that one of the ways that a BREW-capable phone (read: dumbphone) can interact with the outside world is via SMS messages - on a phone that accepts them, it snarfs them up and you never even know you were getting "a text message". The Eris doesn't "speak BREW", so it just lets them pass through, and the handset user gets those strange 6200: messages.

    Call VZW and ask them to turn it off; might work, and might not.


    eu1
     
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    very interesting! i did have backup assistant on my old phones. thanks for the reply!!
     
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    Just reply STOP to any of the messages, and they stop. Thats all you gotta do, you dont have to call verizon or anything. I had the same issue when i went from a env touch to a blackberry, it was annoying.
     
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    I don't know - Looks suspiciously like Big Brother, or the Dream Police monitoring your activities...
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    It's a transmission from the star, Vega I think.
     
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    It was your mother trying to text (you know how parents can't do that kind of thing right) "wake up....what are you doing still sleeping at 9 am!"
     
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    I just got about 10 of these messages in less than one minute. So I replied stop like you said, but they just keep coming and coming. Is everybody else getting these right now? They started at midnight and they're just flowing in.
     
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    Were you previously alltel? If so, did you have alltel mobile e-mail (office sync)?
     
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    No, I've only been Verizon. I never got any more of those texts after that night though, until yesterday I got one. At least they're not pouring in like they were.
     
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    My phone just now did that while was viewing my backup assistant online. But I just downgraded from a Droid Incredible to an enV2 (because I lost my smartphone:( )
     
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    After no help from in store or phone reps, I solved the problem on my own. Go into your "My Verizon" account, if you haven't already disable "Backup Assistant". And then enable "Backup Assistant". That simple. I think I toggled an option within the "Backup Assistant" options to not receive text notifications as well. Whatever it was it worked, no more annoying texts. So Verizon...are you hiring? :p
     

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