Post # 1
I am just curious if anyone ever responds to a text message from an unidentified number? And if so, what do you usually say? I just got a message from a number I don’t recognize, and it’s killing me trying to figure it out. Also, it could totally be from someone whose number I used to have in my phone but didn’t bother to put in when I switched to an iPhone. What should I do–answer back or just forget about it?
Post # 3
Did they know who you were? As in, was it addressed to you? Or was it just random?
If they addressed the text to you, I’d just respond and say, “I’m sorry, I don’t have this number in my phone. Who is this?”
But if it’s a mistake (they typed the number wrong), I usually ignore unless I receive multiple messages, in which case I send a message telling them they have the wrong number.
Post # 4
I always ask “Who is this?” Or, I just ingore, and usually realize or find out later or just erase it.
Post # 5
I usually ask ‘Who is this?’ and people usually realize it’s wrong when I ask that.
Post # 6
I do the same as the PP. I say “Who is this??” and then tend to get a response from a friend I haven’t talk to in a while or someone that says, Oopss wrong number
Post # 7
i had a girl who was texting me thinking i was some guy who gave her his number at a club. i had to break the news to her that he gave her a fake number. she didn’t believe me and kept texting.
Post # 8
if it’s vague or doesn’t seem directed to me then usually I don’t respond unless it seems important then I usually send a sorry who is this but . . . sometimes I’ll post to facebook and say hey was someone trying to text me today because most of my friends are on there and if I’ve switched phones or something and can’t figure it out than chances are they’re on FB!
Post # 9
I get a LOT of wrong number texts and I usually just ignore them unless they are too nasty. The first wrong number text I got I tried to convince the guy that I was not the girl he thought I was and he simply would not believe it and kept texting me for days. I learned my lesson; if you don’t respond they will get the idea. But if you really think it’s people you know then there’s nothing wrong with asking who it is.
Post # 10
ok, i had a stalked for awhile who turned out to be an ex-girlfriend of my fiance, it was terrible. from now on i no longer respond to anything anonymous.
Post # 11
No. I figure that if I know who they are, their number will already be in my address book. Also, safety reasons play into it as well, not that I am paranoid because I am far from it, but it’s common sense to not give strangers information about yourself.