When Text Reminders Become Too Much
September 16, 2019
Text Reminders can be good.
Emergency alerts via text can be important and helpful.
My dentist sends me reminders for my upcoming appointments and when you’re scheduling your appointment 6 months in advance, this is a great option to offer. I get text reminders from my daughter’s teachers and coaches that let me know of their homework assignments and sports games. Also, I like to receive texts from some of my favorite retailers that let me know of a sale that’s going on. Who doesn’t love a good sale?
But what happens when text reminders become too much? And what if it’s spam? Is there a way to unsubscribe?
Here are a few tips:
If you’re receiving texts from a service you subscribed to, it’s pretty simple to unsubscribe. Some texts give you an option such as texting STOP. If that doesn’t work, try texting “Unsubscribe.” This has worked for me.
Handling Spam is different than unsubscribing. Because you don’t know the source, it could be unsafe to click on any links or to even respond via text. The best option is to block the sender. To block a spammer, follow the screenshots from pcmag.com below:
For iPhone users, follow these steps:
For Android users, follow these steps: