Carrier What happens to a blocked text message as far as the carrier is concerned

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gsugolfer, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. gsugolfer macrumors 6502a

    gsugolfer

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    A family member has had some issues with texts from an unwanted person. She has blocked him on her phone, but he is not blocked through the carrier as we wanted proof if he tried to contact her and it showed up on her usage details.

    Yesterday, a text message did show up on the usage details. I feel like there is a possibility that the iMessage (he is an iPhone user) was rejected by the phone, and the message attempted to send as SMS. Even though the phone blocked the message, it still tried to send through Verizon, and I'm thinking that could be why it showed up on the usage details.

    Is that correct? Or does a blocked iMessage not attempt an SMS?
     
  2. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

    spoa94

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    All the phone is concerned about is not showing you incoming messages from blocked people. If this one message came in as SMS it was likely due to other reasons. So theoretically anyone you block who sent SMS should show up on your bill. Anyone you block who sent iMessage will not show up on bill because it is data. You are technically still receiving the messages, your phone just deletes them and you never see it.
     
  3. gsugolfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

    gsugolfer

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    Thanks. Your post goes along with my thought process.
     

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