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Do you get approval from the recipient before sending text messages?

Some people don't like anyone sending text messages.


Asked by Anonymous at 7:48 AM on Jul. 5, 2011 in Technology

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Answers (14)
  • My boss had verizon block text so I have to call. You should always ask though, I had a phone that had unlimited calls and .10 a text. That always pissed me off.

    Answer by cueballsmom at 3:31 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • No, if I have their number hten i'll text them... if they don't want people to use their number why have it?

    Answer by Piskie at 7:50 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Piskie - not everyone has unlimited or even limited texting available on their phone and it costs them for every text they receive and send.

    Honestly, I don't ask for permission, but I do respect the ones that do send a message back saying please don't text me.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 7:55 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • How would you even do that? Call them before you text? Then you might as well just say whatever it is and be done with it.

    I don't get approval first, no. If someone asks/tells me not to text them or texts me back to say not to, then I won't, but otherwise, I will text them if it's more convenient for me.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 7:58 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • I don't text anyone with out knowing if they have texting or not. That's just rude.

    Answer by Mom2theboy1994 at 8:05 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • I'm with Mom2theboy - I don't text anyone until I've been told that they accept texts.

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 8:07 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • I ask a person if they would rather me call them or text them when I'm adding them to my phone. If they would rather a call I add their number as a home contact and not a cell, that way I remember. I have to contact a lot of people through my volunteer work with Girl Scouts and I want to be respectful of people's wishes.

    Answer by scout_mom at 8:07 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • NO??? If somone doesnt like text messaging.. they dont have to respond or when they give out their cell number they could say.. I dont have a text plan.. but everyone I know has an Iphone...

    Answer by MommaB30 at 8:42 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Nope. I text them. If they don't want texts they should say or something.

    Answer by sstepph at 8:46 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Most people with cell phones have the free texting but when I get someone's number, I find myself asking real quick if they text.

    Answer by CassiRae3 at 8:47 AM on Jul. 5, 2011