Is it legal for a company to charge me to receive a text??
On my last phone bill I noticed that a company had charged me to receive a primer from them (lb1.50) about a ringtone! I have never signed up for anything from this company and have never hear of them! Is this legal? I have contacted them and they said they would send me a return but I still havent received anything! Is there anyone you can report this kind of thing to?? It merely seems so dodgy!
They are charging you for a message that they sent? Lol, scam...
Have fun contained by court with this one. no its not legal, especially since you hadnt signed up to anything. get put money on in touch with them and threaten legal conduct and watch how fast they refund you!
bowdlerize, sorry melissa, its not legal as its an unsolicited text thats been charged for. if she'd asked for it after the charge would stand but she didnt ask for the text so its illegal and also unethical.
Report it to your mobile provider. report it to OFFCOM if you are in UK. they regulate the phone business.
Your going to have to find out the company who sent this to you, and send a paper back to them saying
what people dont realize when they sign up for ring tones is that contained by the small print there is a little paragraph which says
not word for word but contained by plain English
we are going to now send you a text next to new ring tones/pictures and its going to cost you lb1.50 when you open it.
To stop the texts you own to reply saying stop.
The companies who do this make it very frozen for people to speak to them without paying a small fortune.
You may be able to look them up on a website and dispatch an email if you know the company who are doing it.
Do not open any more texts from the company as each one will cost lb1.50 delete them in need opening.
Stop the texts.
Sorry its a terrible situation but court. Complain to Ofcom as the more people who complain the better the chance that this loophole will be closed.
Legal, yes. Ethical, no.