no way to block calls/texts??

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by VDA, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. VDA macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2008
    So let me get this straight. You have a 200 text message limit then you get charged for each incoming and outgoing text message beyond that.

    There's no way to restrict calls on the iPhone????? Are you kidding me??!!!

    So all a crazy deranged ex has to do to run your phone bill up is send you 1000 text messages and there's no way to stop him/her???!
  2. know-it-all5 macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2006
    You make an interesting point... Are you charged for texts received. I always thought that if you had a text package, you could receive unlimited, and could send whatever amount is in your package. I am on sprint right now and that's how they work. I will be switching over to att for the 3g iphone, so I too am curious for an answer to your question.
  3. VDA thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2008
    I've looked under every menu and sub menu there is and there is no option to restrict calls in any way. And as far as I know AT&T does not offer now and won't be offering an unlimited text option on any monthly plan.

    And yeah Sprint is King when it comes to their unlimited package -- you get unlimited EVERYTHING.

    Far as I'm concerned if this is true that you cannot restrict calls in any way, this info needs to be shared with the public IMMEDIATELY so they can make an informed buying decision.
  4. know-it-all5 macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2006
    att does offer an unlimited texting plan, to add to whatever plan you like... I believe it is 20 bucks. It is on the website. My curiosity is if it counts against your text messages (say...200) if you receive texts. I hope someone other than the two of us, joins this thread.
  5. feedmeister macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2008
    The nation's fastest 3G network
    just call att and ask to block the ex's number from texting you.
  6. gethyphyyo macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2008
    if you have installer on your iPhone download iBacklist. I paid for a license and i love this app.
  7. VDA thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wow. So it's true then. There is no way to restrict calls on the iPhone. This is so fundamental a feature for a phone. And I'm fairly confident that incoming text msgs count against your total although I haven't really bothered to investigate. But couldn't a restrict call feature be added via a simple software update?? One has to wonder what they were thinking at Apple to omit such an obvious necessity -- along with several others.
  8. deathandtaxes macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2003
    There is a way to block unwanted txt messages. Go to the site below and register. They give you options to block certain sources or domains. I was getting spam txt which was counted against my usage and you can block all txt messages that originate from a computer, not a cell phone. Apparently all the spam txt is computer generated. It wasn't obvious that you can use this site to block incoming phone numbers but call AT&T and they'll help.
  9. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    Annoying, sure.

    What's wrong with the $20/month for unlimited? It would seem to solve all your problems and you'd never have to worry about overages again.
  10. alexuser macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2008
    Yeah, personally I like iBlacklist, but you may have to jailbreak your phone. There are some ways to get cracks for these apps that I probably can't mention here, go check google.
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    some people dont want to pay 20 bucks a month for unlimited texting maybe

    the op has a valid point. what if you are social and receive many texts from people yet you dont want the service. why should "you" get penalized?
  12. M0bile macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2008
    Wait. There's such a thing as spam texts? lol
  13. criscris macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2008
    where is it?

    Old thread. Hope someone can help. How do you do a search within installer. I'm looking for iblacklist once I open installer but I can't find it listed.
    When trying to add a new app, how the heck do you do it within installer or cydia?

    I hope someone can update us. Thanks!!
  14. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    Aloha everyone,

    AT&T offers a service designed for those of us who, like me, do not have texting as part of our iPhone 3G plan. This service blocks all texts and costs only $5.00/month.

    Of course, if you wish to receive 200 texts/month, the cost is only $5.00/month. It's kind of counter-intuitive to offer a service to block texts at the same price point as the texts themselves.

    I'm just going to stick with no texting on my plan.


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