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T-Mobile Adds Message Blocking Option

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May 15, 2008, 10:33 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e
updated May 15, 2008, 2:08 PM

T-Mobile has added a page to its support documents that detail how to block email messages sent via SMS from reaching your phone. Subscribers can follow some simple steps to block unwanted spam messages, or messages from a single, unwanted number. T-Mobile reminds users, however, that it won't permit all messages to be blocked, as T-Mobile will use text messages to send alerts and information to subscribers regarding voicemails, emergencies, account changes, billing updates and OTA upgrades.

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May 17, 2008, 3:22 AM

Can other companies block text?

Not trying to start anything i was just wondering because sprint can block text so i thought every company would allow you to do it.
VZW has blocked txt for years

May 15, 2008, 11:51 AM

wow... first 3g, now this?!?!?

😲 😲 😳 😲 😳

T-Mobile is really starting to get some of those advanced features...

maybe soon they'll have a decent coverage area!! 😁 😁 😁 🤣 🤣
I've never had any problems with their coverage area....
BigShowJB said:
😲 😲 😳 😲 😳

T-Mobile is really starting to get some of those advanced features...

maybe soon they'll have a decent coverage area!! 😁 😁 😁 🤣 🤣

this was really funny...
tmobile does have good coverage, and better roaming agreements than all other carriers so...
I've been a T-Mobile customer for over 5 years and I've had very minimal problems with them or their coverage area. They offer extensive 850 MHz roaming, plus they have roaming agreements with AT&T, and they have great customer service as well.

May 15, 2008, 12:25 PM

Very misleading. does NOT block text messages. Only email messages.

This has been around for a while but the feature shown at the t-mobile page just blocks emails sent to yourphonenumber@tmomail.net.
If joe smith sends you a text message from his verizon phone, it WILL still go through. You cannot block this as of yet. If he send it to the t-mobile sms email address (again, yourphonenumber@tmomail.net. replace yourphonenumber with your actual phone number with area code). It can be stopped. But, who actually uses the email address?

This feature, while useful, isn't what it's being advertised to be. (and i have had mine setup for AGES now. NOT NEW!)
The t-mobile page may be wrong, who knows. maybe they allowed phone numbers, so if im wrong, im sorry up front.
The webpage hasn't been updated with the new information yet. give it a couple days.

May 15, 2008, 12:37 PM


This feature has been in place for a LONG time. This will block spam from going to your number@tmomail.net - IE SPAM. You can not block messages coming from that crazy ex-girlfriend yet. Only e-mails. PLEASE fix your blog entry!!! VERY MISLEADING -

Still good news to post - but just fix it!

May 15, 2008, 10:54 AM


This is good. I remember that there was a big issue in court over this sms issue.
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