Elaine Redmond had not even worked out how to send a text message when a sexually explicit offer popped up in her inbox.
Elaine Redmond had not even worked out how to send a text message when a sexually explicit offer popped up in her inbox.

Gran shocked by phone smut



POTTSVILLE grandmother Elaine Redmond is furious after receiving a smutty text message on her new mobile phone offering phone sex.

"I was shocked someone could just send smut like that," Mrs Redmond said.

"The message blatantly implied to call sex lines."

Mrs Redmond received the unsolicited text message within hours of purchasing her new mobile phone from Vodaphone at Tweed City.

"When I complained the girls at the store were as shocked as I was," she said.

Mrs Redmond said if she took up the offer it would have cost her $2.

"Imagine if this was sent to a child," Mrs Redmond said.

Vodaphone Australia spokesman Greg Spears said Mrs Redmond probably received the unsolicited message because her number may have been used by another customer.

"When a customer cancels their service the number is quarantined and past phone history should be scrubbed," Mr Spears said.

"A step was missed unfortunately. I can understand why the customer is upset."

Mr Spears said Vodaphone does not sell numbers to other companies.

? SAMANTHA HEALY



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