40 posts • joined Tuesday 27th July 2010 07:37 GMT
in the UK you can forward SMS to SPAM which is 7726 (altough that makes little sense for smart phones so just use the short code).
On Three that number is 37726.
This doesn't block it, but it does give the operator a way to investigate the issue, and which post submission, should result in a reply asking for the MSISDN which sent the message in the first place, since as you correctly state - it is lost in forwarding a short message.
Re: Network operators can stop this if they want to
Its very hard actually, especially when you have commercial propositions on the network offering say 5000 SMS for £5. These can be purchased by anyone and used by a spammer, and if they have many many of these they can throttle the spamming from each SIM, but still achieve high levels of message sending making it significantly harder to trace. And if its PAYG how do you phisically locate them? Well, you can't.
a positive repsonse to a PPI nets the spammer a significant amount of money as a referral fee to a legitimate PPI business. Whether the claim is successful or not, the spammer gets a cut up front. That is how they make money.
Re: give us customer configured filtering
That would require SMS Home Routing where the message is passed from the originating network, via the terminating networks SMS before delivery. In a CDMA network such as in the states, this is how SMS works. In a GSM network, like the UK, the flow is for the originating SMSC to deliver the message directly to the recipient via the attached MSC.
Home Routing of SMS is not something that happens (yet) in the UK as it adds a massive cost to networks. Where as before the network would only have to serve its own customers, it then has to serve all the messages originated by other networks too. So no.. its not "pretty simple".
Re: contractual responsibility to deliver messages which have been paid for
SMS is not a guaranteed service - its contractual to attempt to deliver it. Not to deliver it.
Re: carriers being lazy
Its not as simple as that - imagine a spammer with 100 computers all with sims sending sms out at a rate of 1 every 10 minutes per device for instance... This is what happens as often as not, not just your "flooding" example. Its a very complex problem.
I've been there. Its an incredible place. Some parts a real mix if new styles with history. Came out of one room into a lobby where there was a lady making tea and would perform a full Chinese tea ceremony. Then we went to the logistics area which was a dark warehouse controlled by robot arms whizzing around moving parcels.
useless article, never going to be useful
Surprised to see such a light on content article supplied by El Reg, with so little information, missing basic parts of the feature set (iOS Reader was the first I saw missing, saw a few more after that and gave up counting). It is always going to be very hard to say "which is best" so you've opted for a very light touch to try and keep it tight and short but it reads like someone hasnt understood how to use the devices to compare them best.
Did you talk about the insane fragmentation of Android? Look at this:
I turned the GPS time zone thing off. that helped it not go so hot but the battery was still not performing well.Then I found a tip on another forum, to deleted all my email accounts and reboot and re-add.
Did this, and it fixed it bizarrely. So I assume one of my email accounts was constantly interneting something even though push was off. After that I re-enabled the GPS timezone check and its been behaving fine. Better than my iPhone 4 was actually.
And if you want a review of the changes to the movies, then look to DVDActive:
Chris is putting together some proper reviews of each Bluray too. Bit more in depth than the one here.. for those that actually want a review
What a pointless review. If you've hacked around with the operating system, buggered up the fonts etc how is this representative to a standard user? You should have installed 10.6 with a weeks worth of normal use then upgraded to 10.7
Hacking around in terminal? Special font utilities? give me a break..
FWIW I would class myself as a more advanced than standard user, but not a terminal window level of nerd. My install was fine. All multi touch gestures work on my magic mouse and all my fonts are fine. So.. upgrade to a new OS on top of a hacked around OS and some of it doesn't work? What do you expect. Pointless printing such a poor "review"..
any reason why you feel you need to point out that Steve Jobs is seriously ill? Not sure it adds anything to the news item and looks like you're poking fun at someone who might be dying. Which isn't very nice is it?
Even if they for some reason think that passing an SMS through an existing SMSc to an existing large account, and do some existing billing process, costs more than the standard SMS, to say that processing say a £1 donation costs more than a £5 donation is insane.
too early to tell
Bit early to tell isn't it, since the 3rd parties making the phones clearly didn't get enough stock out. Everywhere I looked in the Uk they were sold out and only had tiny volumes to start with.
On another review a member of El Reg said there would be reviews of iPhone wired headsets coming soon. Can you let me know what sort of time frame we are dealing with please? Days, weeks, months?
Any idea at all appreciated..
Seriously.. this is obscene.
"This might let you connect to USB-equipped computing devices and view content on a television connected to the Apple TV through its HDMI port."
Well using Airplay you can put content from your phone or ipod onto the TV, and it already streams content from your Mac (and I assume PC) wirelessly, so what content are you referring to? Something like paid for streaming on your computer to port to your AppleTV?
Surprised to see a ridiculous looking game wheel in the list, but no tethered headphones. Was hoping to get a recommendation. Bluetooth headsets might be ok for driving but you look like an absolute plonker using one in an office.
Even on his wiki it says this is incorrect...
Mario first appeared as "Jumpman" in 1981 game of Donkey Kong. Ok - he looked the same but had a different name so perhaps you could say that wasn't "Mario". But then he was in the 1982 arcade game Donkey Kong Jnr.. and was called Mario in that. So he's at least 26 and maybe 27. Well done Nintendo.
Oh and El Reg, his name is Mario, not Super Mario. That would be silly.
3rd gen shuffle
Come on the register - you've not used the 3rd gen shuffle have you?
I agree its got drawbacks, but the single button use is not confusing at all - its actually quite intuitive. I'm not saying it's perfect or anything, but I fail to see how it's confusing. A monkey could work it.
Hows about the money the government gets from Road Tax is used solely for the roads instead of for duck islands and helicopter rides.
good data to market
ah the quarter before iPhone 4 was released. Of course there will be a decline in 3GS sales when everyone knows the 4 is coming. I bet that even with 4 versions of android OS being sold across many manufacruters, all with different SKUs, the next quarters figures will show the iPhone regaining ground again.