Queen to issue spam.
December 14, 2001 1:13 AM   Subscribe

Queen to issue spam. Since 1932 the UK monarchy has broadcast a christmas message (on TV since 1957). From next year, it may also be sent in "shortened form", by SMS. Meanwhile SMS usage has increased more than double in the last year, and British companies are considering banning unsolicited text messages to mobile phones. I've never received an SMS spam, but I'm not looking forward to it.
posted by walrus (14 comments total)

 
Christmas greetings from HMQE2
haha
posted by monkeyJuice at 2:00 AM on December 14, 2001


I-RUL E2
posted by quarsan at 3:36 AM on December 14, 2001



I think that picture is hilarious.
posted by zztzed at 4:22 AM on December 14, 2001


SMS spam: Just one more reason I will never purchase a cell phone!
posted by Carol Anne at 4:54 AM on December 14, 2001


i got an SMS spam this week. was not amused.

from BT Genie Alert. They are peeing in the wind because my loyalties are with Orange.
posted by Frasermoo at 4:55 AM on December 14, 2001


i receive A LOT of spam from my provider :((
for those interested, it's the french SFR (those who bought universal studio) - do not subscribe anything with them, it's a pain to unsubscribe and they are so stupid they spam their own users
posted by aureliano buendia at 5:02 AM on December 14, 2001


As a great fan of the Queen - what a tanker! - I wonder whether her 100-year-old subjects will still be getting the usual telegrams or just some silly SMS "2 Ys U B" crap.
It would kill off the old dears, just trying to access the fucker.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:08 AM on December 14, 2001


Vodaphone keep spamming me. My blood boils. Also, when you come out of the Channel Tunnel at the France end, the local network sends you a welcoming spam.
posted by Mocata at 5:53 AM on December 14, 2001


i want Queen spam.
posted by tolkhan at 5:59 AM on December 14, 2001


"I believe this is a great way to modernise a great British tradition."

I thought the thing about traditions was that they stayed the same.
posted by goto11 at 6:55 AM on December 14, 2001


Wrong!
posted by Mocata at 7:11 AM on December 14, 2001


"go fetch the beetle willy, sees wha he has ta say bout all this"
posted by clavdivs at 7:54 AM on December 14, 2001


$10 says Carol Anne buys a cell phone.

All your SMS are belong to us.
posted by zpousman at 9:00 AM on December 14, 2001


zpousman: $10 says Carol Anne buys a cell phone.

Never! If I could get along without a plug-in-the-wall phone, I'd gladly do so. [I've owned a PC for only 2 years, a CD player for just 5, and I am car-free.]
posted by Carol Anne at 10:01 AM on December 14, 2001


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