Complaint / review text:
I started getting this extra charge on my Verizon Wireless bill for $9.99 a month per phone for Premium TXT Messaging. At 1st I thought one of the kids had used my phone to subscribe to some premium TXT messaging like: (Sports alerts: MLB, NFL etc. Weather alerts, jokes, stock quotes, Horoscopes, etc. Trivia. Mobile coupons.interactive Radio requesting a song to be played.interactive TV shows and voting such as Deal or no Deal and Rockstar.) So after I read them the riot act and didn't let them use my phone. The next moth the same thing $9.99 on each phone.
I called Verizon and asked what's the deal? They stated that Premium SMS Messaging sends out text jokes or comment for the day and then charges you for it. I stated that I never subscribed for this and Verizon had no comment. I told them I wasn't going to pay! That didn't work. Verizon told me I would have to text #63232 and text "unsubscribe". Verizon had no answers as to how they got my number. They have gotten my for $120 so far. What a great way to get money text someone and then charge their carrier which then charges you. SCAM! Sound like a class action case?