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What are text numbers on DSS's phone bill starting with a 3 and are 8 digits?

(30 Posts)
noseymcposey Sat 01-Feb-14 16:48:12

Any ideas? I've googled a few and cant find anything. They don't look like normal mobile numbers and can't work out what they are.

Just going through another too big phonebill! Byebye contract phone.

BoneyBackJefferson Sat 01-Feb-14 17:03:24
noseymcposey Sat 01-Feb-14 17:09:10

Thanks Boney

These are 8 digits though and start with a 3 so doesn't sound like UK shortcodes?

From your wiki link:
"Adult related mobile services must use codes starting with 69 or 89. Mobile operators sometimes use proprietary codes (either with a different leading digit or shorter in length for their own use). SMS short codes are often owned by holding companies[9] who then lease them out to service providers and advertisers to promote SMS services, charitable fundraising and marketing promotions such as news alerts, voting and quizzes. Shortcodes can also be used to deliver additional content or a mobile URL link that when prompted opens the mobile web browser linking the user to a mobile web page. Premium SMS services use codes that can be set to deliver a charge to a participant’s mobile phone (in accordance with the service provider’s terms of service). Other codes (typically used by advertisers) can be free to receive “your standard rate applies” or free to send and receive. UK Premium rated SMS services are regulated by PhonepayPlus. All charges and associated terms linked to a premium code should be transparent to the consumer. To stop a subscription based shortcode service text the word 'STOP' to the shortcode number."

ShatnersBassoon Sat 01-Feb-14 17:11:55

Is Google not coming up with anything?

ShatnersBassoon Sat 01-Feb-14 17:12:29

Sorry, you said Google was no use.

Have you asked him?

noseymcposey Sat 01-Feb-14 17:17:07

I expect he will say 'I don't know' so can't be bothered to ask him to be honest. I don't think it's anything too dodgy because they aren't chargeable but they are all late at night and there will be quite a few in quick succession. Basically I am checking up on what he is up to......

CajaDeLaMemoria Sat 01-Feb-14 17:18:00

Could you share one of them?

Typically, these would be short codes, but "3" isn't a UK shortcode number. It could be international shortcode, or it could be something else entirely.

Any chance he's been paying for things with his mobile?

could you give an example of one of the numbers?

missingmumxox Sat 01-Feb-14 17:18:59

Ring one of them?

WorraLiberty Sat 01-Feb-14 17:19:37

Have you googled the actual phone number or just the code?

noseymcposey Sat 01-Feb-14 17:19:49

This is how one of them appears on the bill

22:05 32665026 MT SMS Free

It's Orange (incase it is one of their services)

noseymcposey Sat 01-Feb-14 17:21:45

There isn't a number that goes with it, that's all there is. As I say they aren't chargeable but can't work out what they are. I thought they could be news/sports update type messages but they are at night.

When I enter the numbers into google I can't see anything meaningful come up - and I'm not sure it's the sort of number you can ring?

Thanks for your help by the way all of you smile

frankblackswife Sat 01-Feb-14 17:24:48

Is it facebook maybe? I know you can text updates to facebook and it's a short number.

noseymcposey Sat 01-Feb-14 17:25:32

Is it maybe something to do with this? This is one of the links that came up when I googled the number? http://www.smsfun.com.au/

Mogz Sat 01-Feb-14 17:25:53

Searching for the code on the bill 'mt SMS free' comes up with this en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_SMS_billing hope that helps!

noseymcposey Sat 01-Feb-14 17:26:26

I am interested because they are at night time....

noseymcposey Sat 01-Feb-14 17:28:13

Got to pop out to get nappies for DS... back shortly!

Mogz Sat 01-Feb-14 17:28:30

Oh, also 32665 is the Facebook update number the 026 could be to do with where it is posted.

from googling MT means Mobile Terminated and would be messages received by the phone rather than being sent from the phone.

noseymcposey Sat 01-Feb-14 17:30:17

Ahhhh that's interesting! They all start 32665 and then the last 3 digits vary a bit.

CajaDeLaMemoria Sat 01-Feb-14 17:30:28

That one is Facebook - i believe 026 is for posting private inbox messages, but it's been a while, so they could have changed.

Mogz Sat 01-Feb-14 17:30:40

Found this on an it forum for you:
... the trailing several characters are usually different based on the original sender or other discussion format. Example would be Facebook, which is 32665, but depending on whether or not it's a Facebook Message, Facebook Notification, friend request, tag, etc, the it can be something like 32665-026, 32665-028, etc, and it may or may not be the same each time.

CaulkheadUpNorth Sat 01-Feb-14 17:30:55

I think it's text pictures. There are some websites where you can edit pictures (add borders, graphics, words etc) and then text them to others.

AnAdventureInCakeAndWine Sat 01-Feb-14 17:32:19

They could be notifications from Facebook -- those often come through from numbers like that.

AnAdventureInCakeAndWine Sat 01-Feb-14 17:32:49

(Sorry, cross-posted with lost of people saying the same thing)

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