Irritating text messages I get on my cell phone
No wait don’t go bear with me. The irritating messages have headers such as
@EricTrump: Really p
So how do Eric and Donald Trump (who appear to be so poor that they are sharing a cell phone) know that an Italian resident TIM customer is a US citizen who could vote for @realDonalTrump (in a run off against Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi or when hell freezes over whichever comes first)?
I don’t recall telling either mr Trump my phone number. I did have to show ID to get it (Italy doesn’t want untraceable burner phones). All my IDs indicate my place of birth. TIM isn’t supposed to share this information (for example by selling it to Trump2016).
After I am made king of the world, cell phone and internet service providers will be required to deduct unsolicited advertising messages and phone solicitations from users bandwidth allocations and voice minutes. Advertisers will pay full freight to deliver their annoyances and the world will become a better place.
Sorry to hear Robert:
That was me just joking around . . .
Amateur Socialist is on to something. Those initiating calls should pay instead of those receiving. Behavior would change instantly.
Yes. Operating mail servers would become at least 2 orders of magnitude cheaper, and spam would become a relatively expensive and low quality platform for ads. Win win!
AFAIK, in the EU we do not pay for incoming calls or SMS ( Unless it is a subscription service ), so Robert has only the anoyance of erasing them.
Welcome to AB. First comments always go through moderation. You are free to post as you might want to now. By the way, I am sure Robert knows this already. He too is in the EU.
To take the point a little further this is actually something I think the Net Neutrality advocates got wrong. There should be (at least) 2 tiers of internet traffic – Content and ads (which should be carried at the lowest possible level of priority. Think Bulk Mail rates).
As an IT developer and designer with over 30 years experience in this stuff it saddens me to think of the massive amount of server and network bandwidth consumed by serving up ads. So many of which are not even seen by any humans, just tricked out by other servers running bots etc. That’s a lot of wasted untapped potential resources tied up doing nothing; imagine programming a system to “watch” an ad so that you can capture the micro payment generated by it.