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How can I block texts without Telus still counting it as usage? If it takes blocking this person's calls too, at this point I have no problem also. It's the only one who sends repetitive texts - and then sends emoji as separate texts and rarely answers calls. I'm on prepaid, right now not interested in monthly plan. Also is it true I can do this with Samsung smartphones? I'm new to this sorry many questions at once.

 


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While you can block (actually, discard without viewing) messages on your phone so you can’t see them, there is to my knowledge, no means to block them at the network level so your phone does not ‘see’ them.

 

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While you can block (actually, discard without viewing) messages on your phone so you can’t see them, there is to my knowledge, no means to block them at the network level so your phone does not ‘see’ them.

 

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Yes you can. On a Samsung phone, at least on my S7, open the text message, click on the three lines icon in the top right corner, and click 'block number.' Then delete the message. The blocked number messages should go to a blocked message folder, and unless you access the folder to check it, you shouldn't see the blocked messages. Like when you block a call number, the blocked call shows in your logs, but it doesn't notify you, you don't see it unless you check. It used to work that if you held down the offending, unopened message for a moment, a menu would appear and you could mark the number as spam, but I don't know if that still works on any phone, and can't test it on mine as I have no non-contact messages in my folder right now. You can also block numbers in your call settings, and that block should work also for texts.

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But since this is all managed on the phone, the blocked messages still count against the limited number of messages in the OP prepaid plan.

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@NFtoBC-- Yeah I realized that about half an hour later, out of nowhere, and you know I'm far too lazy to edit. I blame all the chocolate bunnies. And then I figured the mis-comment could stand as a how-to block. Lol. Now I have more ears to eat.

 

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There is no way to block texts in a way that doesn't get picked up by your account and counts them towards your text limit.  You could always change your number and just not give it to that person.