What they are.
Premium Text services are offered by a number of independent content providers in New Zealand and overseas. You can use premium text services to buy ringtones, wallpapers and get a variety of other things delivered to your mobile. Generally, any number you see advertised that has three or four digits is a Premium Text number and will be priced differently. The cost for using a Premium Text service should always be made clear in the advert.
Who provides them.
Premium Text services are managed by other companies and 2degrees doesn’t accept responsibility for them – beyond making sure that they comply with our strict content standards.
Here's a list of all the Premium Messaging Partners and services that we currently support.
How to stop them.
All Premium Text services can be stopped by you at any time, by replying to the message you receive with the word 'STOP'. If you continue to receive the content after you have sent the 'STOP' message, then get in touch with the relevant content provider.
A bit of advice.
Before you send a text to a Premium Text number (usually 3 or 4 digits) make sure you understand what you are signing up to and what it is going to cost. Some premium text services offer a subscription, some offer a one-off service.