What happens if you text someone you have blocked?
THEMAINKATIE
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I blocked someone through the Verizon Block page and then while having a sentimental moment I texted them. Do they get my texts?

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vzw_customer_support
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We apologize for any misinformation. We want to clarify what was previously said about sending a message to a blocked number. If you have blocked a phone number via our website, you are still able to call and message that contact. The block works in one direction only - meaning that the blocked person is unable to call/message you, but you will still have the option to call/message them. 

 

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tikibar1
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Yes.  Blocking them keeps them from calling/texting you.

THEMAINKATIE
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I know they can't contact me.

But if I text or call them, do they get my messages?

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tikibar1
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THEMAINKATIE wrote:

But if I text or call them, do they get my messages?

As noted earlier, yes. 

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tikibar1
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tikibar1 wrote:

THEMAINKATIE wrote:

But if I text or call them, do they get my messages?

As noted earlier, yes.

That assumes, of course, that they haven't blocked you.

THEMAINKATIE
Newbie

THEMAINKATIE-

As your advocate, I definitely want to clarify the blocking option to ensure there are no confusions. When you block someone from My Verizon, it prevents the other person from calling/texting you. It also prevents you, the account owner from calling/texting such number. You and the blocked number will get a message that the call is being restricted. However, if you try to send a text message, you will receive a Verizon Wireless message that the number has been blocked; therefore, the message was not sent. Please know that if you and the blocked number have an iPhone, the message may still send via iMessage which works over WIFI. What make/model phone do you have?

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tikibar1
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As your advocate, I definitely want to clarify the blocking option to ensure there are no confusions. When you block someone from My Verizon, it prevents the other person from calling/texting you. It also prevents you, the account owner from calling/texting such number.

When did this change become effective?

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Ann154
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I would like to know the answer too. I have blocked certain numbers and send them a text message while they were blocked if it was important they knew something.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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vzw_customer_support
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We apologize for any misinformation. We want to clarify what was previously said about sending a message to a blocked number. If you have blocked a phone number via our website, you are still able to call and message that contact. The block works in one direction only - meaning that the blocked person is unable to call/message you, but you will still have the option to call/message them. 

 

SamanthaT_VZW

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If my response answered your question please click the _Correct Answer_ button under my response. This ensures others can benefit from our conversation. Thanks in advance for your help with this!

annika700
Enthusiast - Level 1

That's a crock of garbage. Blocked calls still get through. Blocked messages still get through.Changing your phone number is your only option. I've blockednumbers, contcted Verizon about permanently blocking a person harassing me and their calls on their original phone number still get through.   Shame on you all at verizon for selling us lies.

vzw_customer_support
Customer Service Rep

Annika700, being harassed by someone is definitely not something we would wish on anyone. The Call & Message Block does not offer a permanent block option. This is a service that is limited to 90 days and after that time, would require a new block initiated. Should the party be reaching out to you via a Wi-Fi service, a call block would not prevent that contact as it is not going over the cellular network. Another option, would be to block the party within your actual call settings. What make and model phone do you have?LorenB_VZW

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Lacasaferm
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They won't get your text. They'll get a message "undelivered" 

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kh-taylarie
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Due to the age of this thread, it will be locked in order to keep discussions current. If you have the same or a similar question/issue we invite you to start a new thread on the topic.

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