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Blocking a phone number from sending text messages to my telus mobility number

LSieh
Just Moved In

Is there a way that one can block certain numbers from texting my phone and running up my bill.  This is urgent as I do not want to pay for texts I do not chose to receive.

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Artemis
Ambassador

We will soon be releasing a new tool to allow us to block text messages. Keep an eye on http://mobility.telus.com/en/BC/home/ for more information.

 

In the meantime you may want to consider looking into 3rd party apps. Some of them have the ability to filter and manage calls and text messages.

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I think this is a great feature.  Hopefully Telus also monitors these blocked numbers by multiple customers and use the information as a spam filter.

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Pamely
Ambassador

Telus is going to introduce a new tool soon. but in the midtime you can check apps such:

Android phones

 

BlackBerry phones

 

iPhones

App Name

Cost

 

App Name

Cost

 

App Name

Cost

NQ Mobile Manager

FREE

 

Junk Call Blocker

FREE

 

Calls Manager

$0.99

CALL BLOCK

FREE

 

Call Blocker Free

FREE

 

Call Avoid

$0.99

ABlackList Lite

FREE

 

Call Blocker Lite

FREE

 

Call Avoider Pro

$1.99

Call Control

FREE

 

Call Blocker

$0.99

 

Call Block

$1.99

Phone Call Blocker

FREE

 

Call Blocker Advance

$0.99

 

 

 

Supper Call Blocker

FREE

 

Call Blocker 9000

$1.99

 

 

 

Droid Call Filter

FREE

 

Call Blocker and Screener

$1.99

 

 

 

Advanced Call Blocker

$3.50

 

BuzzOff

$2.99

 

 

 

Call Guard (SMS & Call Blocker)

$3.99

 

Call Blocker-Call Anhihilator

$2.99

 

 

 

Extreme Call Blocker Droid

$5.97

 

Call Blocker Pro

$4.99

 

 

 

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c01olin
Just Moved In

You can possibly get a wireless jammer, but the stuff will typically jam all phone call, textings and nextwork access.

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Artemis
Ambassador

We will soon be releasing a new tool to allow us to block text messages. Keep an eye on http://mobility.telus.com/en/BC/home/ for more information.

 

In the meantime you may want to consider looking into 3rd party apps. Some of them have the ability to filter and manage calls and text messages.

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I think this is a great feature.  Hopefully Telus also monitors these blocked numbers by multiple customers and use the information as a spam filter.

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 So does Telus have this option yet?

Can I call and have them do this for me?

Thanks.

It's not available yet. What phone model do you have? Some phones have the call/text rejection feature. With iphone on ios7, see here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5845. On most Android devices, it's under calling settings.

Pamely
Ambassador

Telus is going to introduce a new tool soon. but in the midtime you can check apps such:

Android phones

 

BlackBerry phones

 

iPhones

App Name

Cost

 

App Name

Cost

 

App Name

Cost

NQ Mobile Manager

FREE

 

Junk Call Blocker

FREE

 

Calls Manager

$0.99

CALL BLOCK

FREE

 

Call Blocker Free

FREE

 

Call Avoid

$0.99

ABlackList Lite

FREE

 

Call Blocker Lite

FREE

 

Call Avoider Pro

$1.99

Call Control

FREE

 

Call Blocker

$0.99

 

Call Block

$1.99

Phone Call Blocker

FREE

 

Call Blocker Advance

$0.99

 

 

 

Supper Call Blocker

FREE

 

Call Blocker 9000

$1.99

 

 

 

Droid Call Filter

FREE

 

Call Blocker and Screener

$1.99

 

 

 

Advanced Call Blocker

$3.50

 

BuzzOff

$2.99

 

 

 

Call Guard (SMS & Call Blocker)

$3.99

 

Call Blocker-Call Anhihilator

$2.99

 

 

 

Extreme Call Blocker Droid

$5.97

 

Call Blocker Pro

$4.99

 

 

 

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LKS
Just Moved In

Received this spam text message. Looks quite dangerous. I don't have a Scotia bank credit card.
The message read:
Alert! Please visit [Edit: Remvoed URL] to remove restrictions placed on your ScotiaCard , Thank you.

c01olin
Just Moved In

You can possibly get a wireless jammer, but the stuff will typically jam all phone call, textings and nextwork access.

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historyfiend
Organizer

This Telus Support page explains how to block SMS messages, "Stop receiving picture messages from certain numbers", http://mobility.telus.com/en/ON/Picture-and-Video-Messaging/how-to-000244.shtml. However I didn't actually use it as I can't figure out how to log in to www.telusmobility.com/snap. I'm have a Lumia 925 with Windows Phone 8 so I followed these instructions for phone-based blocking, http://blog.laptopmag.com/block-number-windows-phone-8.

xray
Guardian

Does anyone know if the apps/phone feature that blocks SMS actually refuses them (no SMS charge) or just deletes after receiving them (SMS charge)?