As part of being in the mobile local industry, I get press releases for new and innovative service that has just launched. With my new “unlimited” text messaging bundle, I decide to try the service from AskMeNow.com (short code 27563). My welcome message from them was:
For AskMeNow Help goto askmenow.com or 888-EZ-ASKME. Txt STOP to end. The service is provided at no charge but carrier fees will apply.
Yes, 3 messages and $3.75 of premium messages later, I called Rogers to figure out what the heck is this. I ask them to revert the message, but I really wish they can charge back text message to the origin to ensure SMS applications owners take responsibility to communicate charges to the user, or else face public humiliation.