Re: cell phone spam. You might find some relief by changing carriers. Changing your number might help (a pain, I know, but it might be worthwhile in avoiding spammers who have your present number on their lists). Some carriers are better than others at filtering out spam. ATT offers a way for you to report specific spam to them for investigation but I don’t know how effective this is. i don’t have much of a problem with cell phone spam because I use a pre-paid phone (a dumb phone, I’ve heard it called) and seldom answer it—something my friends and family are aware of. I’ll call or email back if I get a valid message from someone I know. It works for me. I realize this is of no help for someone with a Smart phone but there might be others like me who would rather simplify their lives. It avoids a great deal of the frustration of modern life.