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    Block text messages from a specific person?

    I friend of mine has been getting many texts from this guy who is infatuated with her, in a weird way (pierre pierce style, for any iowa basketball fans). She has told him to stop texting her, and now it only happens when this guy gets really hammered; he'll send her 10+ text messages saying "i love you" etc. She doesn't want to pursue any legal ramifications; she just wants to block all text messages from him. Is this possible? Both are USCC customers, if that matters...

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    I'm think probably not, but for the question's sake what kind of phone does your friend have?
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    Here's a strange idea: create a custom ringtone for that number in which the ringtone itself is a blank recording, i.e. a recording of dead silence. This should apply to calls and text, etc.

    It should work on a v810 but you will have send the ringtone via an MMS.

    Just an idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fincher
    Here's a strange idea: create a custom ringtone for that number in which the ringtone itself is a blank recording, i.e. a recording of dead silence. This should apply to calls and text, etc.

    It should work on a v810 but you will have send the ringtone via an MMS.

    Just an idea...
    I like that man, good stuff. If you can't block it here's how you ignore it

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    no way to block calls with USCC?

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    Not through the network. It's either all or nothing. Depending on your phone, you can restrict outbound calls to only numbers stored in your contacts; some phones also allow you to restrict incoming calls in the same way. If you have a Nokia, you CAN restrict calls from individual numbers. I'm not sure if this also restricts SMS from the numbers you've restricted, I've never tried it.

    Edit: I just tried it. Text messages from restricted numbers still come through on my Nokia 6255i.
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    I get asked this a lot actually. But it is all or nothing. We usually advise people to change their number if it is that bothersome. Or, you can do what I did when my crazy ex kept pestering me - threaten to get the police involved for harassment.

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    Ok, thanks for your help, kinda what i had thought, all or nothing. She has a Samsung SCH-a850. Even if she created a custom silent ringtone, she'd still see all the psycho messages.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrozendaal
    I friend of mine has been getting many texts from this guy who is infatuated with her, in a weird way (pierre pierce style, for any iowa basketball fans). She has told him to stop texting her, and now it only happens when this guy gets really hammered; he'll send her 10+ text messages saying "i love you" etc. She doesn't want to pursue any legal ramifications; she just wants to block all text messages from him. Is this possible? Both are USCC customers, if that matters...
    Have you looked around USCC's web site ? I would think you should be able to do that. On other services, like Alltel, I know you just go to the web site, log in, and you have sort of a anti-spam type system that allows you all kinds of blocks . You can also send a txt msg to a special number ( 888 i think ) like B 617-260-1212 and it blocks all from that number.

    The fun part is, when you block someone , if they try to send you a txt they get " "YOU HAVE BEEN BLOCKED FROM ORIGINATING MESSAGES TO THIS SUBSCRIBER."

    I hate txt messages so I love that !

    I guess a phone could sort of do the same thing but if it is a function of the phone I think even if the phone ignores the messages you would still get billed for them (assuming you don't have unlimited txt).








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    That's not currently available. I have no idea if it's planned to be available when OLAM launches or not, although that would so rock.

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    is my mom texting you again? sorry
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    Do you get charged for the incomming txt ?

    Surely if they charge you for every incoming txt then they have to give you at least some level of control over who can send them to you don't they ?

    Would be like not having the option to refuse a collect call.

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    There is no charge for incoming texts.

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