How to easily report spam text messages to Sprint

Sprint-spamSprint is now offering customers a new way to help fight text spam, and it's a lot simpler than the last method we told you about. Basically, all you have to do is forward spam text messages to 7726 (SPAM). Sprint promises to individually review all messages that it receives at this number, and it claims that "if SMS abuse is discovered, your report will help put a stop to unwanted messages."

Additionally, this special new number doesn't cost anything to use, and you can even teach grandma to do it on a regular old dumbphone in case you were never able to convince her to upgrade to an HTC EVO.

This really could not have come at a better time: the amount of spam texts I've received lately seems to have skyrocketed, and the sending numbers keep changing, making it difficult to simply block individuals. Google Voice's own smart spam filtering helps a little, but stuff still manages to slip by. Hopefully, the more reports Sprint gets from users like us, the less spam we'll see.

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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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