Carriers taking mobile spam to court

Last week Verizon Wireless filed a "John Doe" lawsuit against whoever it was that sent 550,000 SMS spam messages to a large number of their subscribers earlier this month. Sprint Nextel subscribers received the same spam messages. The messages reportedly began on September 24, 2006. Since most U.S. wireless subscribers pay about 10 cents per SMS (well, Sprint's subscribers now pay 15 cents), an SMS spam message is far more annoying than the email variety.

For more on Verizon's SMS spam lawsuit:
- see this article from MSNBC

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