How to Block SMS Text Messages on iPhone

As you all know, there are several possibilities you can choose in order to block all those annoying and unwanted phone calls. Telemarketers, your boss or your ex friend can become quite annoying if you really do not want to talk to them. In this case, you can easily block a certain list of contacts. In the case of texts, things are a little bit different. There is a possibility to block SMS text messages on iPhone, but all this depends on the carrier you use.

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Some carriers such as AT&T give their clients the possibility to block spam SMS and text ads. You also have the alternative to choose the “Block all text messages sent to you as email” option or the “Block all multimedia messages sent to you as email” option. In the same time, the Whitelist or the Blacklist is a great possibility in which you can select unwanted senders or wanted callers.

As I mentioned earlier, your carrier can offer you the possibility to block SMS text messages on iPhone. For example, Verizon has the Verizon Safeguards option, which allows you to block up to 15 email addresses and to block all messages sent through internet services. In the case of Sprint users, with a simple message to 9999 containing “block” or “block email”, you can block all those annoying ad texts. You can even send a text to 9999 containing the block message and the number you want to block. It is that simple. For those of you who use the AT&T carrier, you have the “Smart limits” option of wireless that costs $4.99/month. You can block incoming messages for 30 different phone numbers if you want. In the case of parents, this service is just great. It will offer you higher control over your children.

On the other hand, the iBlacklist app is just great because it offers you the possibility to block phone calls and even text messages. You can create a list of trusted contacts or you can block a certain number or unknown numbers. This is a great alternative for those of you with jailbroken devices and who are willing to spend $12 on it. Depending on your budget and on what are you willing to spend, you have various alternatives to block SMS text messages on your iPhone.


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