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No "BLOCK" Option for Spam Texts?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by crackerjack9, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. crackerjack9

    crackerjack9 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Some of my Text messages that are Spam don't have a block option and they don't have the option to reply with 'stop'. There's no way to make them stop! Does Anyone else have this problem?

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Try a different message app which gives you the option to block them.
    You don't have to use a bad message app just because that's what comes with the phone...
     
  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Textra in the play store has a blacklist /block option
     
  4. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    I'm trying Nomorobo as an option to spam texts and robocalls
     
  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Youmail has great support and blocks both spam calls and texts
     
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  6. crackerjack9

    crackerjack9 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Silly-but I never thought of that...
     
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  7. crackerjack9

    crackerjack9 Lurker
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    I'm going to check it out now...
     
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  8. crackerjack9

    crackerjack9 Lurker
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    How do you like it so far?
     
  9. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    Using Google Messenges (whatever they call it now) and I get an option. But I think it is powered by Verizon, the spam blocking part at least.
     
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  10. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    If Verizon has a spam-blocking part, I'm not getting it. Not a day goes by that I'm not getting texts from Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell or some other high-powered official asking for my support! I had no idea I was so sought out in the halls of power throughout our nation's capitol!

    :p
     
  11. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    Hmm, I got get spam texts, but wife does. I see her doing spam reporting/blocking. It seems to be a verizon powered service, but it's vie google messages on her pixel 4
     
  12. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    You get Robocalls on your mobile too, @The_Chief? Are they in a language you understand?
     
  13. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    You bet I do! The robo-recordings are in plain English: Marriott resort vacation; extended car warranty; computer repair refund; and, of course, Microsoft tech support. They use disposable "burn" numbers so it's impossible to block them. Once I punch through to a live human being (I DO love messing with those idiots), that's when the language thing gets to be a bit of a challenge...
     
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  14. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I've only gotten Asian language Robocalls so far and they are not as regular as they used to be. The numbers making the calls seem to change every time but they have my local area code.
    This doesn't really address your problem but it is interesting that they have diminished. Maybe the FCC finally did something right.
     
  15. olbriar

    olbriar  
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    I only receive spam texts rarely. I have no idea if Verizon is blocking them or if I'm just not worthy of spamming. :) I've never checked to see if I have the option to block such texts. If I were plagued by such and had no blocking option, a full featured text app would be employed.

    I get very few robo-calls but I block them as they are received. My mail box seems to be the most popular way to annoy me. Though I'm not over run with spam, I do receive a few emails a day which I do ask to be removed from their list.
     
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  16. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    You'd need to go to your Verizon account and look for "Manage products and apps" under "My Devices". Look for Call Filter.
    I've got the basic (Free) version and rarely get any kind of spam.
     
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  17. The_Chief

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    Apparently Verizon doesn't want to offer us the free version: the only option available is the $2.99/mo version, which I've used before with pitiful results. Besides: the Note 10+ is NOT compatible with it.
     
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  18. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    IDK, I had to go looking for it, when I got my V40.
     
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