premium txt VERIZON. WTF??!?!?
Ive read on all these forums where people have the exact same problem as me.
my carrier is verizon. and for some strange reason, they keep txting my dad [who by the way… NEVER texts or signs up for anything using his cell] and on our bill it come up as premium txts. i took a look at his phone and there it was.
2 inbox message.. but none sent out.
i didnt open the txt, but i saw the # 654654 and # 33999. when i googled it there were forums full of people who had my same problem
went to verizons site and they said to do all these things.. and i did. ALL OF THEM. but we continued to get bombarded with these stupid fees that DONT EVEN MAKE SENSE!! my family is too caught up in other things to want our “daily horoscope” or “to find our true love”though txts… besides…. my dads FOB… makes me read it for him… so why would he subscribe to something IN ENGLISH?!?!?
i read this news article and a spokes woman Georgia Taylor says:
“If people have tried to opt out … and they’re still having problems, they should call Verizon,” Taylor said. “If you’re getting unwanted (text messages), we want to hear from you and we’ll credit you.”
so i did. and the rep TOTALLY blew me off. she was like “theres nothing i can do about it. its a 3rd party or wtv..”.
IVE TRIED EVERYTHING! my brother even tried calling the 3rd party only to get their voicemail.
this is soooooooooooooo fuckin pissing me off.
CAN ANYONE HELP ME PLEASE?
Answer by Matthew
Verizon allows you to Block Premium Messaging.. And they are SUPPOSED to remove the charges if you claim to never have done it.. if they do not shape up then id Ship out and move to a different carrier.
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What makes an older person just seem to hate everybody and everything (warning – kind of long)?
Basically, I grew up with my grandmother living with us. She has lived with my mom and I for 15 years, and came to live with us after the death of my father. He killed himself by putting a gun to his head in the other room one morning, because he had a lot of issues where he believed in “aliens” and “alien mind control” and believed that “aliens” molested him daily.
For 15+ years, my grandmother has heard a male ‘voice’ who she thinks is a neighbor that used to live down the street. She thinks that he torments her and the neighbor (because she called the police on him years ago for whatever) by playing loud music, sounds, etc. through speakers and microphones that he has set up throughout the neighborhood. She hears sounds seemingly magnified when devices like the heat/air, tv, washer, dryer, refrigerator, etc. are on. Her logical scientific reasoning has changed vastly to where it makes no sense and doesn’t understand how basic science works. So she thinks she can hear this ‘guy’ running on a floor in a house that is many houses away or on another street – from inside of our house. It came a huge clap of thunder this morning, and she thinks it was “the man next door throwing something in their house.” Which obviously, we wouldn’t hear in our house, especially not that loud. She has this thing where she is stuck on everybody being gay. Her mind has turned perverted and she thinks that every woman she sees on tv, our neighbors, etc. are “men dressed up like women.” She has claimed that just about every one of our woman neighbors is really a man – and they are clearly women and some have children.
She hates everyone. She picks certain people in my family, on the news, and in life…and just holds an eternal grudge against them. She sits around ranting at the news all day, putting down the homeless (though she was homeless and had nothing, except for my mom took her in and my mom and I have helped her financially and with basic needs out of our own pockets). My grandma accomplished nothing, and I mean nothing with her 75 years of life. She gets a little from social security each month just for general ss, but never held a decent job for long enough to do anything or retire from it. She has never had a house of her own, moved my mom (her daughter) and her brothers around a LOT growing up. They never had a stable place. My grandmother has been into horoscopes for probably decades now, and just is so into that stuff that she thinks she’s a psychic – but a failure of one, clearly. This guy that my grandmother hears…she hears ‘death sounds,’ he threatens family members by name, she hears ‘him’ playing various music instruments.
She was diagnosed as paranoid schizoprenic years ago by doctors. No medicine has helped her. She has extreme, extreme anxiety. She is always ‘nervous’ and flying off the handle, dropping stuff, knocking stuff over, etc. She shakes tremendously, and started that after one of my uncles stressed her a lot going to see him for years in prison. That son is the firstborn – he has ripped our family apart by scamming family members and just doing no good to his own family. He’s the only one that my grandmother won’t say anything about and never wanted to correct growing up. She also won’t say anything about herself – they are ‘exempt’ I guess. But everybody else, she thinks it’s okay to judge them all day and rant all day. She becomes highly offended when you tell her that you don’t want to hear all of that garbage. So when that happens and you tell her you don’t want to hear it, she goes into more and more extremes and starts making up deeper and deeper absurdly insane lies about people to accuse them even more in front of you. It’s indescribable difficult to be around her, but she is mentally competent enough to “refuse” a nursing home, etc. But she can’t do the simplest tasks correctly, otherwise. Basic cooking without burning stuff due to turning the fire up anxiously, washing dishes and stacking them in the drainer with grease and other gunk stuck on them. It drives us bonkers sometimes.
Any suggestions from someone who has dealt with stuff like this before? I know the only thing to do is try to ‘ignore’ it – but it’s hard to ignore someone ranting at homeless people every day – yet we provided everything to her and she is knowingly and willingly unthankful and using it as a ‘status’ against the other less fortunate people who have no one to do that.
And welcome to whoever the “thumbs down” troll is.
misterlucky – yes, actually, I have been doing a lot better with my life and plan on continuing to do so.
As for “if you, her grandchild, have a roof over your head and food in your mouth, then granny did something right in raising your mom and uncles. realize and respect that fact.”
What that is, is the fact that my mom as a widow worked and provided for my family. It has very little to do with anything my grandmother has done. My mom and other family members think the exact same way of my grandmother, as well as some strangers. So…it’s not just “a family” thing. We have what we have because my mom worked, and I also have worked – my mom has expressed to me how there was no reason why my grandmother didn’t continue being in school (my grandmother was in a nursing program and dropped out, and is now running from the debt collectors for about 30 years now). My mom has also expressed how she hated moving around so much and how they could have had a stable place, but my grandmother was hellbent on moving. So…clearly, it was tons of bad decisions over and over that weren’t needed.
Answer by Aeon
i sorry to tell you this but theres really nothing you can do, living with a paranoid schizoprenic must be quite difficult but therapy at her age wouldnt be very helpful, your just gonna have to put up with it
Answer by C K
It sounds like your grandmother has mental illness and needs help. The simple answer is to ignore her when she starts rambling on about all the negative things in this world. I would tell your mother the affect grandmother is having on you and see if she can correct the situation.
Answer by TheGoodGuy
She’s senile just stick with her, or send her to a old people home, that would get her out of the way if you want that. Shes not helping anybody by being there just making everything more complicated
Answer by misterlucky
more than likely she is not at all happy with how her own life has turned out…once she was a happy kid like you, then she met a guy, had kids and things went downhill from there…all she wanted to be had to be put aside for the sake of family, and …..well, look where she is now…..
if the situation came about, where she blurted out exactly how she really felt about everythng,..her life, her kids, her husband, then she might start to feel better , …but none of you would like what you heard from her……
just deal with it…she prolly is cerifiably crazy, but then again, she’s had a hard life….frankly, lets see you do better in your life.
if you, her grandchild, have a roof over your head and food in your mouth, then granny did something right in raising your mom and uncles. realize and respect that fact.
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