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Blocking text messages
jmyers49
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I have recently bought an iphone 5 and I would like to block receiving text messages from one of my contact numbers.

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Re: Blocking text messages
Ann154
Expert
Expert

You can block up to five numbers for free in your My Verizon account online. That number will be blocked from calling and texting you.

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

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lkcreekbaum
Member

in my experience, the person can still text you but not call

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tikibar1
MVP MVP
MVP

lkcreekbaum wrote:

in my experience, the person can still text you but not call

They shouldn't be able to text you; however, they can still send you iMessages unless you turn them off.

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lkcreekbaum
Member

oh, gotcha.  that must be the problem.  seems to me if the phone number is blocked...it should be blocked.  make sense?

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rcschnoor
Sr. Leader
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That is the point with iMessage, though. It can use an Apple ID, not a phone number.

Re: Blocking text messages
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Hello Jmyers49,

The forum has certainly provided some helpful feedback back. I'm just going to provide a brief synopsis for you. A number may certainly be blocked via our call and message block via My Verizon. http://vz.to/MqEgqB. To ensure that a block is able to take you will need to turn off iMessage by heading into Settings > Messages > iMessage - off.

There are going to be some additional features added with iOS 7 software update from Apple  that allow you to block contacts directly from the device. iOS 7 will be out later this year.

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