Three of the major US mobile carriers have announced that they will stop charging their customers for spam text messages, the three companies are Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile.
The news was announced by the Attorney General for Vermont, William Sorrel, who worked with 44 other Attorney General’s on getting the carriers to do something about spam texts.
Verizon has not joined the program as the company has said that it winding down its premium text messaging service, so it looks like Verizon customers will also not be subjected to these premium rate messages for spam texts.
Spam texts are when you unknowingly sign up to a premium rate text service and are then charged a large amount for every text you receive.
Unfortunately here in the UK these premium rate text services are still in effect, hopefully the UK regulators will decide to so something about spam texts in the UK.
Source The Verge