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vm spamming/sold my number??????

Discussion in 'Virgin Mobile' started by jgriner, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. jgriner

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    well i turned my number on yesterday, less than 5 ppl now my new number, its only going to be temporarily as im going to port my original number to vm as soon as my contract is up. now im just started to receiving txt msg spam.

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    account less than 2 days old
    less than 5 ppl know my number
    just started receiving txt msging spam

    Did vm sell my number/or they spamming my number?

    any one else reciving spam txt msges?

    do you do the opt out, ive always been afraid if you opt out they know its a good number? so they spam it more.

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    Numbers get recycled quickly (supposed to be 90 days, but I don't necessarily believe VM waits that long). I got Spam texts and calls for about 2 months when I switched to VM, still do occasionally, *and* calls/txt obviously intended for at least 2 different people (one of them an apparent drug dealer) who had my number previously. I just ignored them, and in your case, it won't be an issue when you port your old number. I don't think VM is selling numbers or spamming us; it's just the nature of high number turnover.
     
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    Not sure, but I did get a spam text 10 minutes after activating my VM Optimus phone. I also got a wrong number text too. Chalking it up to the recycled number theory. After I ported my old number over it was no longer an issue.
     
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    Wow, that's messed up. :eek: I'm pretty sure I didn't pull the 90-day thing from my butt, so law/policy must've changed since then?

    I was thinking about what I said up there re: VM not waiting 90 days- I bet they do, but they wait until you haven't made a payment for 90 days and recycle the # right away, instead of waiting 90 days after your account is deactivated.

    Just got a call again yesterday for one the people who had my # previously (mind you I've had this # for 8 months). Her dentist really wants her to make an appointment.
     
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