|||Can I prevent someone from texting or calling me on the iphone?|||

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CrossHairSB, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. CrossHairSB macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2008
    I know on Verizon you can but don't see any setting for At&t to pinpoint and block a particular number, just thought I'd ask you all. thx Ken
  2. sparkyms macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2007
    Southampton UK
    you might be able to call customer services and get them to block a nuisance caller.
  3. Draddy macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2007
    That was an option on my last AT&T phone, but I can't find anything on the iPhone that does that.... another thing apple forgot.
  4. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    As far as I know, there is no way to block texting except to drop it all together. I called AT&T on this, when one of my daughter's "friends" was sending 50+ messages per day, and wouldn't stop. She wasn't sure who it was.

    I was surprised to find out that there is really no way to stop this - AT&T said all they could do is disable it all together, which was not an acceptable solution.

    I ended up calling the number that was texting her, and asked them to please STOP. My daughter was mortified, but it seemed to work.
  5. wrboyce macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2007
    Ahaha, Super-Dad... Awesome :)

    It is possible, but it has to be supported on the network's side.. I'd tell you more, but that's all I know :x.
  6. Flhusky macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2007
  7. TBi macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2005
    Talking about receiving these prank calls/txts.
    I'd love if you could had an option where when someone called you you could send them to an automated message which said:

    "All following calls to this number will be charged at 10 dollars per minute payable to the recipient. Press # to continue this call."

    That would stop the bugger quite quickly and/or make it profitable to receive the calls. Much better than the "do not call list" idea. You'd want them to call you, and for as long as possible.

    You could have a similar idea for txt's where the person is sent a message informing them that all messages sent to you will be charged at 10 dollars per txt.

    To make it worth while for the telecom companies i'd say let them take 50% of the charge. 5 dollars for me to receive the annoying call and 5 dollars for you to put the scheme in place.
  8. wrboyce macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2007
  9. macbookhamburg macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2007
    if blocking doesn´t work another solution would be just making a silence as a ringtone so at least you won´t get disturbed by the caller anymore exept for the vibrating... i know this not the perfect solution but i think better than nothing
  10. cupofjoe macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    ...That's not even a solution. That's just turning the other cheek, which is unacceptable.
  11. DuRui macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2007
    Search and destroy!! ;)

    seriously though..even my Samsung D828 supports blocking a certain number...just in it's menu settings...
  12. adamcpennington macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2012
    #7726- No more text spam

    I had someone texting me incessantly that would not stop. I called At&t customer service. They said forward the text to '7726'. On the iPhone hit edit, select the message then hit forward. It will text back and ask for the phone number it came from. Voilà No more text spam

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