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    My old recently deactivated phone still gets text messages!

    How do I stop this?
    I deactivated my phone 4 days ago, it still gets texts messages and voicemail alerts.

    Its so weird,
    now both my new phone and old phone get the same texts

    how can I sell my old phone to someone when its still getting my texts?
    what do I do???

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    Me too, I de-activate my old phone but still getting SMS text messages at the same time as my Blackberry. I wonder why?

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    About a year ago a deactivated a phone, the line was no longer on my account or bills.

    In the fall I found the phone and was playing around with it. I made a few calls and it worked to dial out (no caller ID showed on the other phone) and I dont think I was able to use TXT.

    On my next bill, the old # from the phone reappeared, and I was billed $1 per minute it was used (luckily only used 5 mins or so). CC removed the charges and thought this was really weird and did something, after which the phone was ACTUALLY completely deactivated....

    -mike

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    Take the old phone to a dealer, and ask them to manually program the phone number, to ten zeroes (000-000-0000)

    That will stop the text messages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundagordy
    Take the old phone to a dealer, and ask them to manually program the phone number, to ten zeroes (000-000-0000)

    That will stop the text messages.
    any way I can do this myself?

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    Wouldn't an easier option be to simply keep your old unit off?

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    What about a situation where you deactivate the phone and then sell it.

    Someone realizes that the phone still can make calls and do txting, and runs up some significant airtime. You would get a bill for $1 a min. So if this person puts 100 min or more on the phone, you could get a few hundred $$ shock.

    What happens then? Does the original owner who deactivated the phone gets the shock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paullibby
    any way I can do this myself?
    Sure. Do you have the Master Subsidy Lock code? If you don't, you'll have to make a trip to your local dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCM
    Wouldn't an easier option be to simply keep your old unit off?

    I sell my old phones.

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    yeahh
    i still get txt on my old phone
    i use it as a alarm clock lol

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