Text Message disable .... ?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by GWIM2, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. GWIM2 macrumors member

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    #1
    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 ?
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    #2
    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
     
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  4. bushido Suspended

    bushido

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    nope, on the other hand i hate phone calls. i dont answer most of the time and text back ^^
     
  5. GWIM2 thread starter macrumors member

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    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 :(
     

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