Recently I’ve seen SMS spam appearing on my Droid. That never happened a few years ago. It occurred to me that if this was Email instead of SMS, I’d have a “mark as spam” button to hit or the ability to block the sender, etc. But Verizon (at least) doesn’t seem to have such a facility. Or it’s just really well hidden.
That makes me wonder why Google doesn’t offer an add-on for Android that implements Akismet style spam filtering for incoming SMS messages. It seems that with Google Voice, they’re already innovating right past the carriers anyway, so why not fix SMS too?
Now it’s entirely possible that Verizon has blocked thousands of SMS spams from ever reaching me, but how would I know that? They’re not very transparent about what’s going on.