txt STOP 2 optout
Much like the days of olde when spam was a periodic nuisance and not a massive deluge, when I receive text spam I notify my carrier. The number may be forged but their system can trace it back to its source if its within their network, or to the network from which it was delivered. It takes a couple of minutes if you can get someone who knows the process. Otherwise, I get some silly twit who tells me to just answer "STOP" to the original message, to which I answer I am not going to validate my number by doing such a thing.
It would be nice if carriers would provide an easy mechanism, such as an online form, to automatically report text spam. It couldn't be as simple as forwarding the message as, like email not forwarded as an attachment, doing so loses its "headers." That is, the original number is lost. The online form has its weakness, too, as people tend to make mistakes and the contents of the text may not be exactly what was sent.
The delivery conversation made me think of someone's signature in another forum about UDP jokes: I don't care if you get it or not.
Paris, a periodic nuisance.