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How to Block Incoming Text Messages

11570 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2010 10:14 AM by ArtemisLaw RSS
budopo Calculating status...
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Oct 14, 2010 2:50 PM
My wife is getting text messages from someone she doesn't know (they're offensive, too). Is there some way to block them? They seem to be coming from the same phone number. She has an iPhone 4, if that matters.

Thanks in advance.
PowerMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,165 points)
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    Oct 14, 2010 2:56 PM (in response to budopo)
    Not that I am aware.

    You could call your wireless provider to see if they can block the number.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.1), airport express, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
  • DianeX Calculating status...
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    Nov 12, 2010 5:52 PM (in response to roaminggnome)
    I hope someone will turn up with a way to do this. I have a person who simply will not stop sending "too many" text messages, and I don't want to have to pay for them.
    There really needs to be a way to avoid paying for something you have no control over.
    PC, Windows Vista, Dell Inspiron Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz 2x4MB
  • TITNTUFF Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Nov 13, 2010 9:23 AM (in response to budopo)
    If the messages are obscene you could report them to the police and your carrier.
    Dell XPSB800R, IPhone 3GS 32 gb Black, iOS 4, Apple Airport Extreme
  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,680 points)
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    Nov 13, 2010 10:31 AM (in response to DianeX)
    There is no way to do this on the phone. You have to contact your carrier.
    MacPro4,1 8 Core, MB Air3,2 (13"), Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 4, iOS 4.X, iPad 3G iOS 3.2.2, AirPort Extreme, 160GB iPod
  • ArtemisLaw Calculating status...
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    Nov 14, 2010 10:14 AM (in response to budopo)
    I recently went through this, getting unwanted text messages is a real problem. The solution I found was to add a service AT&T provides for about $5.00 per month. The service is called "Smart Limits" and it lets you block a persons phone number, which in turn also blocks them from sending text messages. Good Luck.
    iOS 4


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