So the header info will go out, the site will capture it and send you a message which you then have to confirm to sign up. Using a i Phone teathered – And received a similar SMS saying the purchase had failed.(I have BOOST moblie on Telstra, I assume that blocks SMS purchases).I don't believe Telstra are lying to you, more so, they would receive multiple complaints of people trying to get out of these charges that could potentially be valid. I would simply request that premium SMS to be barred from the service, to avoid this happening to you in the future- call them back once the bill is generated to have it credited.I don't see why you would want to waste more of your time pursuing something like this but of course it is up to you. Your phone number is included in the header information sent out by any connection going through the phone."Hi you've subscribed to costing you .99/wk on your next bill. Let me be clear: I was not using my mobile to browse, I was using my laptop tethered to my phone...So I called Telstra, and after some trial and error managed to speak to a human.Hi Whirlpoolers, Last night I was browsing the net tethered to my mobile.A new tab launched (as they usually do) in the background and within a few seconds I had closed it (without opening the actual page).
https:// is obviously some sort of security flaw, or leakage of the Telstra phone number or billing details but not when directly using the phone to access the internet, but when teathering – Similar case here : /forum-replies.cfm?Footnote: I always find it interesting how people like to stand up for companies so vehemently but when challenged about why, they attack the challenger and never actually answer the question.