Two years ago, I got a text message from a number with a Las Vegas area code. Spammers’ lists of numbers have been multiplying as they shift their focus from email to mobile phones to take advantage of cellphone companies’ weaker spam filters.
“Now, I’d say most people have been exposed to it themselves.” If you haven’t, you will be soon.
With Celly you can quickly group people and topics into cells.
Cells function as chat rooms where people communicate instantly via text-based messaging.
When you are chatting on multiple cells at the same time, you will be prompted to choose the cell to send your replies to.
For example, Hadley has received a message on her family cell (@johnsonfamily) while she's chatting on the @fishingtrip cell.
To end reply STOP.” Annoyed, I typed “STOP” and hit send. “Six months ago, when I would tell people I work for an anti-spam company and work on mobile spam, they’d all wonder, ‘What’s mobile spam?When she replies with her message, she is asked to choose the cell to send her message to.She chooses B, so her message goes to @johnsonfamily. The past three years, however, have brought a proliferation of cheap, prepaid cellphone plans with unlimited text messaging. In 2009, Americans received some 2.2 billion text messages that they identified as spam, by the estimate of Richi Jennings, an independent market analyst. But even that figure doesn’t capture the biggest boom, which has come in just the past few months, according to Cloudmark, a San Francisco-based firm that provides messaging security for major wireless carriers. But that method was easily stymied, because wireless companies can separately track and filter such messages.