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Verizon Wireless Users-Block Spam Texts and Calls on your Cell Phone

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Thu, Apr 02, 2009 @ 10:49 AM
  
  
  
  

Are you tired of getting advertisements on your cell phone? Or how about those solicitors that managed to get ahold your digits?

Did you know that you can block spam texts and calls from your cell phone? You can block up to 5 number from calling & texting and up to 15 email addresses (name@name.com), domains (www.domain.com), and/or text names (nickname@vtext.com). Or you can cut to the chase and block all text messages sent from the web or block all text messages sent from email.

Unfortunately you can't do anything about blocked or restricted calls. You have to have a # or email address to be able to block these spam efforts.

Click here to get started

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COMMENTS

Thanks that worked.. it will block that call for 3 months...

posted @ Friday, April 17, 2009 6:58 PM by Ray K


I keep getting scam calls from a Ghana number. How do I block a 12 digit number? 
Your block field only accepts 10 digits.

posted @ Thursday, October 08, 2009 4:02 PM by Richard


Richard, Sorry for the delay (I forgot to approve my own comment!) I would just enter from the beginning. I would think that the combination of numbers should get picked up when it filters your calls. Let me know how you make out. If that doesn't work, I'd call Verizon Wireless customer service 800-922-0204 I'll bet you already took care of it! If so, let us know what you did.

posted @ Friday, October 23, 2009 10:47 AM by Cellular Chloe


there is a great program available for verizon customers called "do not disturb" 
 
it sends unavailable and restricted numbers straight to voicemail, and also blocks calls from a list you can edit yourself. when you ignore an incoming call, it asks you if you want to add the number you just ignored to the block list. its a very cool program, but unavailable for windows mobile phones. look for it in your get it now search, or in browse and download.

posted @ Monday, October 26, 2009 8:25 AM by cody bennett


Cody, 
Hey, way to make my job easier! Thank you so much for the awesome tip. I'll have to look into it some more. I am using WinMo (the Rockin' HTC Imagio!) so maybe I'll see if there is a similar app on Handango or in Windows Marketplace. Either way, it sounds like a great app. Thanks again!

posted @ Monday, October 26, 2009 3:25 PM by Cellular Chloe


Chloe, 
 
I have the same phone. (I actually used it to post that last comment) For days now, I've been searching and searching for a similar app with no luck. I get calls from unavailable numbers all day long and it drives me nuts. I'm even considering returning the Imagio and going back to my En-V Touch due to the lack of this app! So, If you find anything similar, PLEASE let me know. Thanks :) 
 
Cody

posted @ Tuesday, October 27, 2009 10:24 AM by Cody Bennett


When I block a number does it block me from texting or calling that number as well?

posted @ Monday, November 02, 2009 11:52 AM by ShiShi


On my Droid, How can I block incoming text messages or calls when I want? I want to be able to "turn off" texts when Im in a movie or with my girlfriend, and then turn them back on when I want. I had this feature on my voyager and BB, I hope its on the Droid!!

posted @ Saturday, November 21, 2009 10:11 PM by Warren G


I got a text from a cariekerman1861@hotmail.com telling me about Obama giving grants in my area to stimulate the economy. I want this kind of spam to stop.

posted @ Sunday, January 31, 2010 5:25 PM by Pete


Pete, Did you try the spam block in this article? I'm pretty sure there is an area that allows you to block spam from email addresses.

posted @ Monday, February 01, 2010 2:19 PM by Cellular Chloe


Warren, 
I apologize for the oversight. Somehow I missed your question. You can shut off the ringer altogether by sliding your lock to the left instead of to the right in the lock screen. This way, you can still see the messages come in. Or if the phone is in a pocket it won't be seen or heard.

posted @ Monday, February 01, 2010 2:22 PM by Cellular Chloe


Have been having problems when the phone is in my pocket i will not recieve calls and sometimes it answers in my pocket and i have missed some calls how do i fix this

posted @ Friday, February 26, 2010 8:07 PM by shane packman


Thanks SO much for this tip. I've been getting up to 15 calls a day from the same stupid telemarketer. I never answer, I either let it ring and go to voice mail or hit 'ignore'. Either way, they still call. Same number every time. I blocked it this morning after it started calling again at 8 am, and it's now 11:00 a.m. and no calls! YAY!

posted @ Friday, March 19, 2010 10:00 AM by Sue


Thank you so much! I've been wanting to block someone for a long time and he keeps texting me despite me ignoring him for months...this is great to know.

posted @ Tuesday, March 23, 2010 10:34 PM by Karla D.


I click the things for no txt from email or web and it refuses to save it. I have numbers blocked. Why wont it let me save the emails too?

posted @ Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:46 PM by Kassie


how do I block text spam? I got a new blackberry curve from verizon and it immediately started sending me texts from "118012222269"???

posted @ Thursday, October 28, 2010 4:55 AM by tom


Tom, you may have to try it a few ways, I would try the first 10 numbers and I would try it starting from what looks like an area code 801 etc.

posted @ Monday, November 01, 2010 3:26 PM by Cellular Chloe


Hi. I have been using the text message call and blocking for a year now and recently unblocked my numbers. When i went to reblock them, i was unable to and they would disappear when i hit save. Why is this? How can i get this fixed?

posted @ Sunday, December 05, 2010 9:18 PM by Jennifer


I am getting text from the same number, Tom, 11807222239. I got them back in Aug, they stopped. I just got a new phone & since then I have received one ever hour. How do I stop this??? I called verizon & got no help. I put the number in starting from the 8 to block it - again, it didn't work.

posted @ Thursday, December 16, 2010 5:41 AM by shannon


how do i block a unwanted person from texing me are calling on my droid htc verizion

posted @ Monday, January 17, 2011 6:25 PM by shirley parris


How can I block the number 265-080 from sending text to my Droid X?

posted @ Friday, March 11, 2011 9:15 AM by Susan Rudolph


Susan, 
265-080 is a computer generated text. When you get texts like that you can reply with STOP ALL and that should hopefully solve your problem. Hope that helps! 
CC

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