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It’s getting closer and political ads are swarming everywhere , Inbox, mailbox and now your text messages. Unfortunately, there is no Do Not Text registration that applies to SMS as much as it does to . However, there is still a way to prevent political ads from bombing your phone.
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How to stop the texts on your phone.
Reply STOP to the sender
Usually when you get a political text message, you can Optical output. A message may appear in the body, such as: B. “Reply STOP or unsubscribe to stop receiving messages”. However, before replying, make sure it is a legitimate campaign number and not a scam. If you reply to a scam message, the sender will be informed that your number is active.
You may have to text STOP several times if several people from political campaigns reach you from different numbers.
Filter out the text messages
Your smartphone has functions that you can use to filter out text messages from unknown senders. While this doesn’t prevent unknown senders from texting you, it hides the messages so you don’t have to see them. How to filter out the messages on iPhones ($ 699 on Amazon) and Android phones.
If you’re an iPhone user, open that the settings App and tap announcements. From here, scroll down and select Filter unknown senders and wipe up the toggle setting. This will sort messages from people not on your contact list into a separate list.
If you’re an Android user, open the Messages app the settings on your phone and select Spam protection. Then choose Activate spam protection. Note that the steps to get there may vary depending on the Android phone you are using.
Contact the campaign that will send you a text message
If all else fails, you can contact the political campaign and they will text you and ask them to remove you from their list. (It is often volunteers who text you about the campaigns and try to get your vote.) They should then remove you from the contact list. If it doesn’t, you can report it to the Federal Communications Commission.
You can find more information about voting here, and make sure you before going to the polls.