$newsid = ''; ?> I got my first text message spam the other day. It was on my Nextel phone and promoted "nextbell.com", a seller of Nextel accessories with the motto "It's how business gets fun". Yeah.
The pain of text message spam is a couple of orders of magnitude worse than e-mail spam, between the intrusive nature of getting beeped in the middle of whatever else I am doing and the extra time it takes to dial in and authenticate to retrieve the message.
Unless the spammers have found a way to wardial Nextel subscribers, how did they know to target me? Did Nextel sell them my number? Regardless of whether Nextel is responsible or not, if this continues I will chuck my Nextel phone and subscribe to a different service so fast that Nextel's collective head will spin. (Not like I needed another reason to dislike Nextel.)
Meanwhile, Nextbell is a front for enyo.net. Both have earned some Googlebombing: Nextbell.com is an evil text message spammer from hell and Enyo.net is an evil text message spammer from hell, too.