So, AT&T won’t stop texting me…

I have a little problem.

AT&T won’t stop texting me.

They periodically (multiple times a week) send out these tips and reminders via text message. I’m not charged for them, but it’s just annoying to receive them.

Their solution is to simply text “STOP” back to them. I’ve done that.

It didn’t work.

So, I escalated this war. I replied to stop, with a rage face.

Stop texting

They replied with, “Thanks! We’ll unsubscribe you soon!”

Only they didn’t.

Today, I received this helpful tip for reporting SMS / MMS spam and other abuse. Awesome!

Text 1

AT&T Free Tip: To report unwanted text or picture/video messages, simply forward the message at no charge to 7726 from your wireless phone. AT&T will investigate the situation and take appropriate action.

Hey! That *is* pretty informative.

Let’s do it.

Step 1: Select text message.

Text 2

Step 2: Forward message.

Text 3

Step 3: Report number that text spam is originating from.

Text 4

Here’s to hoping that AT&T stops spamming me and they properly deal with the people abusing text messages!

The 7 Degrees of Retweeting

Earlier this evening, Sony announced (via Twitter) that they would be at the gdgt event this week and show off a demo of a new game.


Sweet! From there, it kept being retweeted by members of team gdgt, just to see how far we could push it.

Two degrees:


Three degrees:


Four degrees:


Five degrees:


Six degrees (what?!):


Seven degrees (now we’re just getting ridiculous!):


It’s like a good old fashioned game of telephone.