First SMS: "Have fun with your tone! Remember, you will receive your FREE Bonus tone tomorrow. Turn your mobile into a radar!! Text Radar to 191198. Do It Now!!"
The truth is I didn't really receive any ringtone from Celldorado so far, but luckily I did skip the "radar" step. Else, they would have charged me more than they're charging me now!!!
Second SMS: "FreeMsg. Fill in this pin XXXXX or just text OK to get your item and join. You will also get a FREE BONUSTONE. Info? Call 1800182174 for help au.celldorado.com"
So, I entered the given pin numbers to the website and clicked on the "verify" button without knowing the exact meaning of this text message. The word, "JOIN" MEANS START CHARGING YOU FOR NOTHING!!!
Third SMS: "Free msg: *WELCOME*! you're subscribed to realtone service! Info: au.celldorado.com Call 1800182174. ($4/msg) unsubscribe? text STOP WREAL17 to 194224. (max 6msg/week)"
Again, the information provided in this SMS is NOT clear enough. My assumption was $4 per message to unsubscribe from the service?! But NO, I don't think you'll be able to unsubscribe from Celldorado. That was when I realized something fishy was going on! With no hesitation, I had a quick check on my Optus Pre-paid's credit balance.
3 days later (which is today), I get a SMS from Optus stating "This feature is unavailable from your service due to rate plan restrictions or insufficient fund. Dial XXX for balance Information." By the time I re-checked my credit balance again, there was only $1.35 left !!!
I've tried to contact the person in-charge via their "Contact Us" page but the link just brought me to my Gmail mailbox with no recipient's email address. How am I suppose to contact them without having their "actual" contacts?
At the moment I get the third SMS, I already told my boi that I'm gonna change a new SIM card as soon as my credit balance is cleared. I feel that there is no point sending them another SMS to unsubscribe from the service because I knew that even if I did do so, still they will continue charging me for no reason.
My advice is, please be careful and think twice before you actually click on such advertisements.