Our mission was to do the impossible: to develop a chat solution that could drive 3x more chat conversions.
To us, this meant thinking about live chat more than just messaging.
There were ways around the charges, like sending the spam messages from the Internet rather than a mobile phone.
Text spam used to be rare in the United States because, compared with the email equivalent, sending texts was expensive.
The past three years, however, have brought a proliferation of cheap, prepaid cellphone plans with unlimited text messaging. In 2009, Americans received some 2.2 billion text messages that they identified as spam, by the estimate of Richi Jennings, an independent market analyst. But even that figure doesn’t capture the biggest boom, which has come in just the past few months, according to Cloudmark, a San Francisco-based firm that provides messaging security for major wireless carriers.
But that method was easily stymied, because wireless companies can separately track and filter such messages.
Two years ago, I got a text message from a number with a Las Vegas area code. Spammers’ lists of numbers have been multiplying as they shift their focus from email to mobile phones to take advantage of cellphone companies’ weaker spam filters.
“Now, I’d say most people have been exposed to it themselves.” If you haven’t, you will be soon.
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