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Old Oct 20, 2018, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default How do I block these carrier flash(?) messages?

Everyone once in a while, my carrier will send these flash messages to my iPhone. When the message is received, there no alert sound nor any vibration. The screen stays on until I tap on Cancel or Accept. If my phone is in my pocket, I have no way of knowing if I have received these messages and it can be quite easy to accidentally tap on Accept while taking out the phone from my pocket. If I tap on Accept, it will immediately deduct the amount for the advertised "deal" in the message. I think their main idea behind this is to get people to accidentally tap on Accept unknowingly. How do I stop this cheap scam-like tactic?

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Old Oct 22, 2018, 10:58 AM   #2
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I've never seen anything like that. I do get offers, but they come via text msg only. Is there no way to opt out?
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Old Oct 22, 2018, 11:21 AM   #3
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Typically, you cannot unless you root your phone or switch carriers.
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Have you tried calling your carrier?
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Old Oct 22, 2018, 04:49 PM   #5
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Have you tried calling your carrier?
That, or if you may have a box under your account settings that you have checked that tells them it is okay for them to send you special offers etc.
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Never heard of this before. Who's your carrier? Is this a cheap plan that is subsidized by in-your-face ads? If so you might not be able to disable them. As said above, call your carrier.
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