Originally Posted by tsac
I would play around with the options. maybe the software is glitched and doing a change on and off a will correct it.
I played with my 9810 and it does seem to block all non contact text messages. I also tried turning it on then adding one of my verification accounts where it also send a code number and it allowed it to pass as a contact.
The numbers for the contact account seems to be the same each time they send verification codes. the code changes.
Example Paypal uses contact account 23456 and within the text message is the verification code 98765.
Getting the account number will be the hard part if the phone blocks it. You might try adding a second cell phone or changing to another one to see if it does work and then try the account code they use.
So you can verify that the 9810 blocks all non-contact text messages, but you could never discover why ? That is bad for me as a user of the 9810, but I appreciate that you have verified this bug in the 9810.
What do you mean when you said that you "tried turning it on" ? Do you mean that you chose Parental Controls and then "Text messages from contacts only" and then you added a contact account and verified that you received the text message ? If that is the case how do you specify such a contact account ? Don't you have to know the phone number coming from, let's say PayPal, in order to add such a contact ? The number '23456' is not a phone number AFAIK.