VZW wins $200K suit against mobile spammer

Verizon Wireless obtained a permanent injunction against Specialized Programming and Marketing, a company the carrier has accused of sending text message spam. The injunction bars Specialized from sending any messages to Verizon subscribers. The company will also pay the carrier $200,000 in damages. The carrier filed the suit after nearly 100,000 text messages were sent to its subscribers offering them a prize vacation for a cruise to the Bahamas. Verizon's VP of Legal and External Affairs Steve Zipperstein said: "Text messaging is a great and increasingly popular way to communicate, but unwanted or unsolicited text message spam to our customers' handsets is unacceptable."

For more on Verizon's victory over mobile spam:
- check out this article from CNET