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What do they do with our phone number?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by kay0lix, May 8, 2011.

  1. kay0lix

    kay0lix Newbie

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    Hello all, I guess you all already saw an iphone/ipad ads once in your life.
    I just started to use it, so I was wondering why is the payout so high? And what do they do with the cell number that you submit to get the PIN?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    They bill you obscene amounts of money, it's in the fine print. eg. you're agreeing to receive 5 different text messages at $4 each or something like that.
     
  3. kay0lix

    kay0lix Newbie

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    Omg, really?
    I didn't even know that they can charge you when someone send you a text message.
    So if you hate someone, you can send him like 100 text message?
     
  4. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    That's the point of the pin confirmation... When you confirm the pin, you're agreeing to a contract with the biller to receive a specified number of commerical texts for a specified cost.

    Sending 100 texts to someone would just cost you 100 texts. Signing someone you hate up to a pin submit offer also wouldn't cost them anything, unless they confirmed the pin for some reason.

    It's called reverse SMS billing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_SMS_billing
     
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  5. TNphoneman

    TNphoneman Senior Member

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    I like my internet but I don't need to be THAT connected. Hell I still use a flip phone.
     
  6. kay0lix

    kay0lix Newbie

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    I tought you were only charged when you SEND the sms...

    Thanks. :)