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Cell Phone Spammer, Scammer Update…

Have you ever bought a car only to find out that after your purchase EVERYBODY seems to have your same car?

Being a bit nerdy (is that a word?) after writing the post a few back about recent cell phone scammers and phishing, it seems like it has surrounded us!

This from a Flight Magazine just after the aforementioned post!

Apps We Have Tested and a Comprehensive Resource (Humor here too)

After the splash scammer post, Donald the Brain, noted an app for extra help …

Of course…

“There’s an App for that!”

Here is the At&t App- Be careful upon install to only sign up for basic coverage unless you want to pay the extra monthly charge – our family has found the basic to be VERY helpful… and it’s free…

At&T Spam Blocker App

Verizon’s Call Block App – Not having this service we are not sure on its effectiveness or cost, but as direct competitors, likely very similar.

Verizon Spam Block APP

In an unsuccessful search for Sprint and other Apps we found this interesting comprehensive article from PC Magazine – in true irony form, this article has tons of pop up adds … so similar to unwanted calls (digressing again!) –

Per the article there is even a paid for App that will heckle the callers by using pre-recorded answers to waste their time…. not sure would go that far, but its available…each to their own.

Lastly, those wondering about the 11 year old and his no answer about hitting the link (last item in original post) the phone has not exploded and seems to work, but his number certainly has the most attention… Hilton alleged call just yesterday! (He answered but did not hit a button for response!)

We would recommend you carefully answer any texts/calls, as from our experience it let’s the other party know it’s a live number!


Have a Great “Updated Scammers” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.



Spring Break Hump Day … Money Saving Cell Phone Tip

Ok…so I couldn’t leave the keyboard alone for the spring break week, but the writings are fun and fortunately this is never work to me. Yesterday I even had a lengthy interview with a reporter from ABC News, again a fun work related event, that if printed, I will let you know. Hope you enjoy the following “light” post from afar on Hump Day of Spring Break!

AT&T Wireless threw the official first punch by a wireless giant several weeks ago. Now with other wireless carriers (Verizon) following, you may find extra dollars in your pocket, if you request a change.

Cell Phone Price Wars = SavingsPrice War

Recently AT&T (my carrier) announced about a 33% decrease in some base plan rates.

Here is the Trick:

In order to have my personal bill lowered, I needed to log into my account on-line and choose the new plan pricing option. While not complicated, it did take action by myself to complete the transaction.

As an investor, this lower price is not always great due to the pressures on margins and the possible commoditization of services, however as a consumer this is a nice break.

Check it out….hopefully you will have the same savings! Every penny counts!

Have a Great Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX 75225