TIM confirmed on Thursday it had suspended text services with
Vodafone's UK division until the end of the month. "TIM blocked the
phones to undertake technical checks after receiving several fake
messages on its system," it stated.
"The network will be back to normal on July 1."
In response to spiraling complaints that messages between Vodafone UK
and TIM phones were being sent and received erratically at best, TIM
has sent some of its subscribers the following text message:
Mobile phone spam -- unsolicited messages sent direct to customer
handsets -- is not as pressing a problem as its e-mail cousin. But some
experts warn it is on the increase and could jeopardize mobile
communications channels one day.
Received on Tue Jun 29 14:03:30 2004