mobile phone spam(redirected from phone spam)
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mobile phone spamAlso called "SMS spam," it is the sending of unsolicited ads to cellphones and pagers via text messaging. Bluetooth phones provide another door for receiving spam (see Bluesnarfing).
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Text messages have also been used to entice users to place a phone call that incurs a charge each minute the caller stays connected. Although a 900 number is known as a pay-per-call area code in the U.S., foreign countries use different number prefixes. For example, the Bahamas 809 area code can be used as a pay-per-call number. See spam and SMS.
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