Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Texting the Obamalytes for Fun!

From the Daily Kos:
Someone is sending out fake text messages to people's cell phones claiming to announce Obama's veep pick. Some of the messages say his running mate is Clinton, other messages say it's Gore, and they look like this:

"Dear supporter, today our campaign joins in a historic partnership with Al Gore. Together we will move America forward. Yes we can."

The messages seem to come from 62262, which is the Obama text number. I don't know how easy or hard it is to spoof text messages, but someone is doing it.
In case you're interested in driving the Obama crowd crazy and wish to send out these text messages from Obama to them, Wonkette has instructions how to do it:
Using Verizon’s website its super easy to send fake VP nominations…

Just make the From and Reply to number 62262.
(You have to put your real number in the Call Back field, but it doesn’t show up in the text.)

… and send a message (to your verizon wireless friends) thanking them for their support and letting them know you have chosen Hillary Clinton as your running mate!

Don’t forget to hit the Urgent check box!
Happy texting!

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