AT&T’s "It Can Wait" campaign seeks to break habit of driving-while-texting.
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Monday, August 20, 2012
Text junk mail a growing problem.
by Patch Staff AT&T, in an effort to curb unwanted text spam messages its customers receive on their mobile phones, has created a code they can use to report them. Unwanted messages like sweepstakes entries or giveaways can be sent to 7726 or SPAM for free. The company, which has an information and tips sheet to reduce unsolicited spam texts, will block numbers that are sending these messages. Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile already have similar anti-spamming initiatives. For more information on your rights regarding spam text messages, you can visit the Federal Communications Commission's information page.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
"It can wait" campaign seek motorists' promise to never text and drive.
by Patch Staff We've all seen the telltale signs. The driver who weaves in and out his lane because his eyes aren't on the road but on his smartphone screen. Or how many times have you been at a traffic light only to glance in your rearview mirror to see a car coming toward your vehicle being driven by a motorist too distracted by texting to immediately notice he's coming up on a red light? AT&T, seeking to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving, is pushing a campaign that seeks to get motorists to make a lifelong promise of never texting while driving. The It Can Wait campaign aims to reduce the more than 100,000 texting-while-driving-related motor vehicle crashes and deaths that occur each year in the country. “Our …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Inman Park residents report two men posing as phone reps making door-to-door calls.
A pair of men claiming to be AT&T representatives hit the Inman Park neighborhood Monday afternoon, telling residents they wanted to discuss a new service. In one instance, as one resident explained on the Inman Park neighborhood listserv, a man came to a home Monday afternoon dressed in a skullcap and an AT&T vest to tout a new service. The man came back later that evening with another man, also dressed in an AT&T vest to the same home to make the same pitch. In another instance, one of the men went to another home in the neighborhood with a pitch about AT&T switching Inman Park to fiber optics though he offered few details. AT&T has been reaching out to its customers through door-to-door efforts for several months to sell the company's U…