I have an LG Cosmos 2 with no data plan and no internet access etc. It's just a phone and texting and that's ALL I want. All of a sudden for about a month I am getting pop-up ads and other "On this Day" crap. Is there a way to stop this annoying, unwanted, communication? Besides changing phones and companies? It's annoying enough that I am considering it.
Sounds like "Premium messaging" - reply STOP to the texts, and call to see if there is a $9.99 charge on your bill for premium messaging. Then go online to your MyVerizon account and BLOCK premium messaging services.
How did it happen? You may have taken a survey online, or answered a Facebook question from a friend, or signed up for a ringtone...and the premium message deal was part of the "terms" you agreed to when you did so. It happened to me via Facebook, and I was getting a "joke-a-day" and got charged the premium fee - nipped it right away and blocked premium messaging, and it hasn't happened since.
You dont necessarily need to block the premium text messages the STOP message will work. The block could be used as a last resort.
More importantly if you have not request the service then a refund is possible there are specialist companies that can recover your sms refunds just google it or pm.
I hope this helps
Same here. Getting something like Daily Scoop and some Weather Report CRAP. Nothing I signed up for. What I'm seeing, since I generally have keyboard locked, is an image in the lower right corner of the screen. When I unlock the keyboard, _sometimes_ the thing runs, _sometimes_ it opens the APPS folder.
Try downloading Air Push Detector from the market and run it on your device to verify it isnt a application that has advertisment in it, if it finds anything try remmoving the application and see if the adware stops..
I agree that this isnt Verizon causing this, it is something you installed or accessed that allowed these messages.. Blocking
blocking premium messaging.is a very good suggestion also.
Ok, I stand correct Daily Scoop does appear to be a Verizon product installed on all LG devices and as far as I can tell there isnt any way to disable the applications alerts...
Check all this post should cover any questions you may have..
Basically applications like this isnt breaking any laws so I do not see the bases of the law suite but I can say that it can be a bit of a pain to deal with the notifications but officially the application or the message are classified as Spam because from what I have read the application has to be accessed to start the notifications process and I am sure that in the agreement to use the application it explains that the notifications will happen. Not disregarding your feelings on this situation but pointing out another angle to consider.
Have you tried looking in the settings menu of the app and see if there is a option to disable the notifications?
Well you are free to proceed as you see fit but make sure that it is understood that the advertisment seems to be only a issue on a handfull of device and this is because the application that it is attached to has to be ran by the user and they have to agree to use the app..
You may want to be sure that the agreement for using the application does not inform you of the advertisment because if it does your case wont have much to stand on.
I can give you one good reason that a law suite might be possible:
Let's say you're in an emergency life or death or bodily injury situation, you go to place your call for help & now you have to spend 30+ seconds handling the stupid ad before you can place your call.
It would be far better to nip this in the bud BEFORE Verizon or "Daily Scoop" gets hit with a multi-billion $ law suite for a death or injury, don't you think?
I just looked over the post link I post for you earlier and found this.... Did you follow this to disable the app as it states?
How do I cancel Daily Scoop?
If you decide you don’t like receiving Daily Scoop, you can delete the software from your phone by going into the Get It Now® catalog and removing the software. Should you reconsider, you are welcome to re-enroll at anytime.
You can delete the application from your phone by following this procedure:
I don't have a "Get It Now", just "APPS". But I
finally figured out which keystrokes were
required to get "NO" to stick (ignore the
directions and experiment and pray) O:-)
So I'm hopeful.
It drove me nuts during a day-long patent
deposition last Saturday. The only way I could
stop it was to turn-off the phone... it went
insane during that "Haboob" (here in Phoenix
=-O The lawyers were not happy, particularly
when I snapped at the opposition attorney (she
claimed to have an EE degree) that she was just too dumb to understand >:-}
Looks like from the manual that the "Get It Now" option is listed under the menu as the "Media Center" icon, do you see that under youy menu?
Heres the link to show you for your device.. http://support.verizonwireless.com/clc/devices/knowledge_base.html?id=31076
You have to move over to "( ) No" then you have to click the [OK] button to actually select "(*) No" and last you have to click the right hand "Save" button.
It took me a while before I realized that my "selection" was not being saved & how to do it.
I was then informed that it would take 24 hours for my changes to take effect.
Well, we figured it out. Menu - apps - Daily Scoop - Menu - change all of the settings to none or uncheck all that you have checked. Somehow these got set so it looked like I wanted to receive these daily offerings. I didn't do it consciously so either my toddler did it accidentally or my pocket did. I hope this helps someone else.
Thanks for the info, I just unchecked everything and hope to stop seeing these ads, they did say it will take 24 hours to become effective.
To everyone that said this is something the user did I have to disagree. I had a defective phone and got a replacement under warrantly and the new one CAME LIKE THIS right from Verizon so it couldn't have been a user issue.
Yes, thanks for the help, this spam drives me crazy and it came with the phone, I didn't ask for it, took to local Verizon store..he didn't know how to get rid of it.
I did go to "APS" BUT DON'T SEE ANY WAY TO UN-CHECK. sorry about the caps:) So anyway, it shows me what the aps but so far I haven't figured it out, I'll keep trying and let you know how I do. Thanks.
The Ap you want to select is: "Daily Scoop": Menu / Apps / "Daily Scoop"
Once in "Daily Scoop" press the "Menu" button (the left "--" button "left-dash-button" above it should be the word, "menu"
Once in the menu go down to "Verizon Msgs" & click Re: unwanted spam ads pop-ups now you have a screen showing:
(*)On ( )Off
push the right side director button (the right side of the outer button surrounding the Re: unwanted spam ads pop-ups button on my LG phone) to move the "red" color to the ( )Off and then press the Re: unwanted spam ads pop-ups button to get the * in the Off area as in: (*)Off, Now, press the right "--" dash button above which should be the word "save"
Now do the same thing for the "Bonus Msgs" which you will also find below the "Verizon Msgs" after you press the left-dash-button above which is the word "menu".
I hope that clears everything up for you.
This unwanted spam is driving me nuts! I went to our local Verizon store and they didn't know how to get rid of it. It has even interrupted a call! Plus, they charged me a $30 upgrade fee even though I didn't upgrade, the other LGCosmos just wore out and I ordered another one which said FREE.
By SPAM, are you referring to the Daily Scoop? Thankfully some updates on certain phones disabled it, but on some phones, and I believe the Cosmos was one of them, it was not only pre-installed but set up to work from the 'get go'. Have you tried the following steps to disable it?
Menu - apps - Daily Scoop - Menu - change all of the settings to none or uncheck all that you have checked