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Nov 21, 2012 11:41 AM

Anyone else getting a large number of text messages on Sprint Iphone 4S begining with

 

//BREW:01041c54

 

It started about a month ago for no apparent reason. I get about 5-10 message per day (usually between 12 midnight to 4am). I have searched the web and have called customer service several times and no on seems to know what this is exactly and how to get rid of the problem.

 

Has anyone had this problem? And most importantly.......has anyone solved this problem.

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.0.1, Sprint
  • chrisfromgastonia Level 5 Level 5 (4,185 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 11:47 AM (in response to deke_029)

    I have recieved some spam type messages, that some how i caused by subcribing to a site , I called verizon and they did a block for the two that i was recieving, sprint should be able to do the same.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,955 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to deke_029)

    It's a service that you (or whoever had your number last if you just got a new number) subscribed to, normally associated with blackberries.

     

    Contact Sprint.

  • chrisfromgastonia Level 5 Level 5 (4,185 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:02 PM (in response to deke_029)

    I would call sprint and ask for a supervisor, in customer service. When i spoke to verizon when it happened to mine, i spoke to customer service and they put a block on it and sprint should be able to do the same.!

  • chrisfromgastonia Level 5 Level 5 (4,185 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:16 PM (in response to deke_029)

    Not much more you can do but ignore it, besides changing your number then, if sprint isnt getting it blocked like they say they did.

  • chrisfromgastonia Level 5 Level 5 (4,185 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to deke_029)

    Yea, unless thats your only phone, mute it at night.

  • whatheck Level 5 Level 5 (4,040 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 1:10 PM (in response to deke_029)

    Check out this thread on the Sprint forums -> 9114 text message?

     

    It gives some good background info on the problem and a few fixes. One of them was to change your email account settings with the provider, the example was a Yahoo! account. Another was to start the email linking process again on sprints side and not finish it, somehow clearing it.

    someone mentioned to change the setting on yahoo.

    1. when you log on to yahoo somewhere (usually upper left corner of screen) it will say "hi your-name-here" and have a down arrow. click on the down arrow

    2. go to "account info"

    3. type your passowrd in again

    4. go down to section "manage apps and website connections"

    5. check the selected area you want removed.

     

    If none of that works, at least you'll have more info when you talk to Sprint again..

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