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If you block someone's text are they notified?

When using Smart Limits to block a number, if that number tries to text you, do they get an error message or a message that says they are blocked, or does the text just appear to go through like normal?

When using Smart Limits to block a number, if that number tries to text you, do they get an error message or a message that says they are blocked, or does the text just appear to go through like normal?

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Feb 22, 2011 12:16:09 PM
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If the person who is trying to text you is an AT&T customer, they would receive a text message that says: The wireless subscriber you are trying to reach is not accepting incoming msgs at this time.

 

If they are not an AT&T customer, they would not get a message back and they would not know whether or not their message was successful.

 

Hope this helps. Let us know if you need anything else.

*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.
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If the person who is trying to text you is an AT&T customer, they would receive a text message that says: The wireless subscriber you are trying to reach is not accepting incoming msgs at this time.

 

If they are not an AT&T customer, they would not get a message back and they would not know whether or not their message was successful.

 

Hope this helps. Let us know if you need anything else.

If the person who is trying to text you is an AT&T customer, they would receive a text message that says: The wireless subscriber you are trying to reach is not accepting incoming msgs at this time.

 

If they are not an AT&T customer, they would not get a message back and they would not know whether or not their message was successful.

 

Hope this helps. Let us know if you need anything else.

*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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Mar 15, 2011 2:31:44 PM
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i want to block a number on my childs phone and dont want them to know it,

is there a way

i want to block a number on my childs phone and dont want them to know it,

is there a way

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Mar 17, 2011 9:01:19 AM
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The parental control feature, called Smart Limits, allows you to block up to 15 numbers from calling and texting. The feature is $4.99 a month.
The parental control feature, called Smart Limits, allows you to block up to 15 numbers from calling and texting. The feature is $4.99 a month.

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Apr 7, 2011 2:38:08 PM
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Hi, bcaziam. Thanks for your post! There isn't a current option available to prevent the phone attached to the wireless number you're trying to block from receiving this standard text message:"The wireless subscriber you are trying to reach is not accepting incoming msgs at this time."

Hi, bcaziam. Thanks for your post! There isn't a current option available to prevent the phone attached to the wireless number you're trying to block from receiving this standard text message:"The wireless subscriber you are trying to reach is not accepting incoming msgs at this time."

*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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Mar 27, 2012 12:27:08 PM
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Thank you Texas_Mom.  Good to know.

 

Do you know about what shows up on the caller's phone?  Say I block a number on my son's phone from him texting that number or that number texting him.  When he tries to text that number does he get a message that says he has been blocked from texting that number or does it just show it has gone through?

Thank you Texas_Mom.  Good to know.

 

Do you know about what shows up on the caller's phone?  Say I block a number on my son's phone from him texting that number or that number texting him.  When he tries to text that number does he get a message that says he has been blocked from texting that number or does it just show it has gone through?

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Oct 17, 2012 11:15:59 AM
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Yes it sends your son a text saying that its been blocked if yiu use AT&T smartlimits
Yes it sends your son a text saying that its been blocked if yiu use AT&T smartlimits

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Feb 13, 2013 6:24:02 PM
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I know that blocking a number for texts on an iphone won't work if the other person is an iphone user because they can simply send an imessage, but will it work for calls?  I thought the block feature/smartlimit would work for calls even on an iphone.  The previous comments are making me wonder.  Please advise.  Thanks! 

I know that blocking a number for texts on an iphone won't work if the other person is an iphone user because they can simply send an imessage, but will it work for calls?  I thought the block feature/smartlimit would work for calls even on an iphone.  The previous comments are making me wonder.  Please advise.  Thanks! 

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You have to turn your iMessage off when blocking with an iPhone
You have to turn your iMessage off when blocking with an iPhone

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How do I know my text messages are being blocked? If the person blocking me is a sprint customer?

How do I know my text messages are being blocked? If the person blocking me is a sprint customer?

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For those iPhone users not aware iOS 7 will fix this! It has a full blocking feature that's blocks calls, texts, iMessage , Face Time etc
For those iPhone users not aware iOS 7 will fix this! It has a full blocking feature that's blocks calls, texts, iMessage , Face Time etc

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