I’m sick of all the spam email I get and now SMS spam on top of that. Maybe I get one legitimate SMS message per half dozen spam/scam ones so I’ve gotten to the point where I’d rather just not have this service. I have cell service through Chunghua Telecom so I called them up to ask for SMS service to be disabled. The answer there was no, though noone knew (or would say) why they couldn’t do that. Then I started looking for phones that can toggle SMS service on or off. Again nothing. All the phones I found are either set up so that SMS cannot be switched off, or the vendors simply have no idea if this feature exists or not.
So, what I want to know is whether there are any cell service providers that can switch off SMS at the source, or any cell phones on the market that allow messages to be rejected.