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Spam on my AIS mobile phone

I have recently begun receiving spam messages on my phone from ITV Ė little newsbites, I am told, in Thai.

I am really not interested in these (in any case, I read Thai only very slowly). They are irritating because I never know if I am receiving a real SMS from a real person, or one of these spams. They also rapidly take up the memory space on my phone so that I have to delete each one as it arrives.

How do I stop this? I have tried replying with a message to unsubscribe me, but still I get the spams, about once an hour. Is it AIS policy to promote spam?

John Gardner, Pa Khlok. Tuesday, July 19, 2005  5:06:19 PM
“AIS likes to provide benefits for good customers. Sometimes these benefits are free, but sometimes we charge customers for them, especially as it costs us to provide these services.

Usually, we donít send such news alerts to mobile phones unless the customer has requested the service. In this particular case, it looks as though the customer requested the service by accident, without realising what he had done.

If he does not want these news alerts, all he has to do is enter *455544499 and then press dial, after which he should get an SMS confirming that the news alert service has been canceled.

Alternatively, he may call the AIS call center at 1175, press 2 for the English-language service then follow the instructions. The customer will have to tell the operator his phone number and ask the operator to cancel the news alerts.

The operator should also be able to tell the customer when (or if) he requested the news alert service.”
Tuesday, July 19, 2005  5:06:19 PM Chaleeya Wanta, of AISís call center for customers of Serenade (the companyís privileged customer scheme).

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