Some time ago, I signed up with the thing on mobile.aol.com that lets you forward AIM messages to your cell phone via SMS. This seemed like a good idea at the time, but was a pain in the ass because their website is constructed entirely of Fail.
Anyway, I thought I had turned it off, but it seems to have turned itself back on again, and I can't make it go away. At random times people's messages will come to my phone as SMS even though I'm sitting right there at my desktop, logged in and non-idle.
At the time, I was under the impression that their web site A) only worked in Firefox, not Safari, and B) only worked if you gave it your handle without spaces in it (e.g., "yesthatjwz" instead of "yes that jwz"). The failure mode in most cases is that there are no controls on the damned web page because the "Mobile Dashboard" widget doesn't show up at all.
But now I can't make it ever show up.
I just want to turn this bullshit off forever and make AOL no longer know what my cell phone number is. How?
I can't find a tech support page, either.
Update: I think I finally managed to delete my phone number. I think the Mobile Dashboard only shows up in Firefox, and only shows up once per Firefox session. Want to see it again? Quit Firefox and restart. Logging out and back in to the site doesn't do it.
Or maybe the AOL site is just completely nondeterministic. Who knows.