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udeluz 05-31-2008 06:29 PM

Is there anyway to block someone from calling or texting me?
 
Is there a way to block a number from calls and texts?

TroyDBrown 05-31-2008 06:38 PM

Wirelessly posted (8120 4.5.037)

Change your # only option

ma077146 05-31-2008 06:40 PM

Call your carrier and explain why you don't want the offending caller/texter to contact you. If you have a good reason, they may be willing to block the number.

Dawg 05-31-2008 06:44 PM

you can always set up a profile for that person where it doesnt ring or notify you. Other than that its changing your number

ezrunner 05-31-2008 06:49 PM

Wirelessly posted (my new touch button BB)

Carrier cannot block a #

Troyd is correct

strike2tamu 05-31-2008 06:55 PM

Wirelessly posted (8100 Strike 2)

Yep change it.

ricpac 05-31-2008 06:58 PM

The carrier can surely change your number... just explain politely...

Good luck!

BTW, is this an ex-gf perhaps? (You don't have to answer)

rambo47 05-31-2008 07:19 PM

This is something T-Mobile is working on, and I expect all the carriers, who just lost a lawsuit over this, will follow suit. The lawsuit said that it was unfair to charge you for text messages or calls that you don't want and not provide a way to opt out of those calls/texts.

For now, Dawg's suggestion of setting a profile that fails to alert you to a particular number is the easiest/most elegant/only way.

DacyJ 05-31-2008 07:29 PM

Just push the Busy button I guess, as for texts and voice mail just delete them.

akosnitzky 05-31-2008 08:07 PM

Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830)

I am surprised the technology is not there to address this issue if that is indeed the case.

thatboiwes 06-01-2008 03:21 AM

Motorola phones have this feature. You can set your security to allow calls from only phone numbers listed in your phone book. I wish my BlackBerry had the same feature.

akosnitzky 06-01-2008 09:00 AM

Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830)

I sometimes get SPAM text messages. I am at their mercy.

MBW 06-01-2008 09:29 AM

Maybe not tech
 
You're going to resist this, but it's the most effective and least expensive avenue, though not the fastest.

File a police report.

You're dealing with a theft of service. If you're paying for those messages and air minutes, you're also dealing with theft. If the originator is out of state and it happens more than three times, it may even fall under the RICO (racketeering influenced corrupt organization) laws. While your instance may seem like petty theft, a mesaging spammer is committing compounding any crime through volume.

You can trace the source of any phone call or text message - or if you can't, your carrier certainly can - and they are much more likely to cooperate with a police investigation than with a call from you.

And unless this bad guy is severely self-restrained, the odds are it will get sent to the FBI.

BUT...

You may have invited it.

You may have opted into getting these messages when you signed up for something "free".

If you're absolutely sure that isn't the case, file a police report.

They're open now, and if you like, they can deliver.

dhendriksen 06-01-2008 11:48 AM

Wirelessly posted

There are third party applications that can do this for phone calls, but I don't know about text. Look on Handango. You basically want to setup a blacklist.

Thatzmister2u 06-01-2008 11:56 AM

Just change the stalkers name in the address book to "Do not Answer"! I have several of these in my book (Yes it allows duplicate entries)! It's great you don't even know which Ex it is! :P

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tsac 06-01-2008 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MBW (Post 951888)
You're going to resist this, but it's the most effective and least expensive avenue, though not the fastest.

File a police report.

You're dealing with a theft of service. If you're paying for those messages and air minutes, you're also dealing with theft. If the originator is out of state and it happens more than three times, it may even fall under the RICO (racketeering influenced corrupt organization) laws. While your instance may seem like petty theft, a mesaging spammer is committing compounding any crime through volume.

You can trace the source of any phone call or text message - or if you can't, your carrier certainly can - and they are much more likely to cooperate with a police investigation than with a call from you.

And unless this bad guy is severely self-restrained, the odds are it will get sent to the FBI.

BUT...

You may have invited it.

You may have opted into getting these messages when you signed up for something "free".

If you're absolutely sure that isn't the case, file a police report.

They're open now, and if you like, they can deliver.



Considering the average Text message costs $.10 , I doubt the FBI will jump on this:?

MBW 06-01-2008 03:08 PM

Considering the average spammer is sending millions of messages, a dime each adds up.

And considering how much law enforcement, prosecutors and most government officials frigging hate spam (and are pressured by their constituents to do something about it), you may be surprised by how politically important each little victory can be.

But if you'd rather dismiss it than try it because of your theory about how they work, well, it's your time and money they're burning.

Frank Castle 06-02-2008 11:28 AM

Above ..

that is alot of Ex's :)

ACDodd 06-02-2008 02:29 PM

I was getting span on all 5 of my personal phones.
I called ATT and they said they would block them.
We haven't gotten span sense then.
I don't know how they did it but it seems like they solved the problem.
Call them and ask it can't hurt.

rachamphetamine 06-02-2008 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thatzmister2u (Post 952024)
Just change the stalkers name in the address book to "Do not Answer"! I have several of these in my book (Yes it allows duplicate entries)! It's great you don't even know which Ex it is! :P

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Haha, I do this as well. I've never heard of anyone else doing the same, but it sure does work. No better deterrent than having that show up on the caller ID...


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