Text Message disable .... ?

GWIM2

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Original poster
Sep 21, 2011
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Scotland
I might be in a minority of one, here, but I hate text messages, and everything to do with them.

Sending, receiving (usually spam, spurious offers, and stuff I don't need / want)

Can I actually disable the receipt of text messages anywhere in the current IOS ?

I don't have an Iphone at the minute ( waiting for #5 ) but it would be a big bonus if I can disable the receipt of these messages. Anyone else hate them ?
 

ayeying

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Dec 5, 2007
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Can't you just call your carrier to have your phone number blocked when anyone sends you a text message?

I'm like addicted to texting. Can go through tens of thousands in a month easy
 

GWIM2

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 21, 2011
56
4
Scotland
Well thanks anyway ....

I'll just have to tinker with it and switch off as many things as I can. I don't think any of the carriers here would be interested in allowing blocking - in fact I'm sure they make money from selling on subscriber lists.

I don't suppose the big A would be too happy if someone marketed an App for it either - probably block that since it would have to interfere with the functionality of IOS.

Sigh

Maybe I'll just go an live under a rock somewhere, but I'm getting spam text messages to my broadband modem now :(