I once regtistered my mdn for vtext.com - suddenly I start getting messages from people I dont even know all day long. I realize they are bouncing to me. I made the mistake of answering a few to tell them they are texting the wrong person with my signature on it - and now I get messages from a few people who address me by my name. This has been an ongoing thing for almost one year. I have spoken to vzw about this several times and was given the obvious suggestions - add numbers to block list, change my phone number, etc. I HAD a 250 text package with NO m2m feature and uppped it to 500 with m2m to cover the vtext messages, but honestly, I hardly need it. Does Verizon acknowledge this is a real problem? Does anyone else experience this? If you look at the call details on your my verizon the mdns will come up with only 4 or 5 numbers (not 10), but I have filled all of the blocked numbers I can possilbly fit on my list and I'm not changing my phone number for something that can be corrected... any ideas or suggestions to get this to stop?
Smithc, I would like to assist with these unsolicited messages you are receiving. It may be a coincidence that the messages started coming thru around the same time you setup your vtext account, unless you created a nickname on your account. A nickname would allow other VZW customers to send a message to just your nickname, without your mobile number, and you would still receive it. Say for instance you created a general nickname like Smith. Anyone who sends a message to Smith, without attaching it to a contact or entering a mobile number, would be sending a message to you. Non-VZW customers could send a message to Smith@vtext.com and that message will come to you.
Please login to your Vtext account to ensure you don't have a nickname created. First, login to My Verizon. Hove over My Verizon, and select Send a Text under My Messaging. Select Nickname under Preferences. If you have one entered, just select Edit Nickname and delete it.
Also, have you added a block for premium messaging? If not, I can help you get that added. If these are premium messages from companies, you can also reply with STOP in the message (remove any signatures) to be unsubscribed.
I did have a nickname in there and have taken it out. I would love to just completely remove my info from the whole vtext.com - is there a way to do that? I have all the necessary blocks in place already- hopefully removing my name will help. I'll let you know.