Bluetooth sex messages on a train? Only in London

So I landed and got the Stansted Express to central London on my way to Mobile Marketing Forum. I am there now but am not in the room but in an Internet cafe because (shock horror) there is no WLAN. OMG. That is a nightmare for obsessed bloggers like myself.

But anyway – at least I have some connection.

So on the train this morning, I got a Bluetooth message in a train packed full of men with phones. I accepted and shriek it said “nice t*ts”. OMG.

What is that? Who on earth would you write such a thing and why on earth would you bluetooth that -and now did he/she know my phone. So, I checked my Bluetooth settings. My phone name is saved as Bena’s phone. Hmmm. So perhaps that was an easy call for Mr. Bluetooth spammer.

Is this normal behaviour?

That has never happened before – is it that easy if your phone is set to find me. Must me. Yikes. Am going to change my name to something like bogie face.

About Bena Roberts

GoMo News' founder and former managing editor, Bena Roberts has now moved on. She's now spending more time with her family. Tony Dennis has now assumed her mantle as the site's editor.
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5 Responses to Bluetooth sex messages on a train? Only in London

  1. Ben says:

    This has happened to me in central Melbounre AU. Was walking down the street and a persistent message kept popping up on my N73. I got curious after the 3rd reject.

  2. Dan Course says:

    I get that all the time in Bristol!

    We’re having a related debate about whether sending people marketing pictures and such by Bluetooth is Spamming or not.

    http://www.mediasandbox.co.uk/2008/04/21/is-it-bluetooth-marketing-spamming/

    Is it spamming or can we all carry on?

    DanC – Thought Den

  3. angel says:

    call me niave, but if you throw your phone open to recieve all this so called spam …surely its going to !
    also have you people never sent such a message yourselves?

  4. SkepticJustin says:

    There are dodgy people out there. Although it would be great to live in a free and open world where we can leave our doors open (and our phones) to put it bluntly, we can’t.

    It is up to the individual to at least make some attempt at protecting themselves. I lock my door at night. I also have my bluetooth discovery set to OFF. Problem solved. :)

  5. Lex says:

    I don’t understand why people always set their phone’s name to their own name or something personal. It’s your phone – it has its own identity, so why advertise yours?

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