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Blocking Data = Blocking Texts as well?

I want to block data usage on one of the phones under the FamilyPlan. I call AT&T and request it, and they grant it.

 

Does this mean it'll block regular texts as well? Not picture/audio texts, just regular letters/numbers-texts.

 

If so, how can I make it so that it only blocks data, and not regular texts, since the plan has the $30/mo unlimited texting plan?

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Re: Blocking Data = Blocking Texts as well?

A data block would not block regular text messages. You would be fine for those. However, multimedia messages (such as picture/video/audio) would be blocked/unretrieveable. That would probably be fine for you, though.

 

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Re: Blocking Data = Blocking Texts as well?

 


Printerscape wrote:

I want to block data usage on one of the phones under the FamilyPlan. I call AT&T and request it, and they grant it.

 

Does this mean it'll block regular texts as well? Not picture/audio texts, just regular letters/numbers-texts.

 

If so, how can I make it so that it only blocks data, and not regular texts, since the plan has the $30/mo unlimited texting plan?


This is what my wife has on her line -- data block only, but regular text messages work fine. All she did was ask for a data block. Make sure you don't ask for messaging block.

 

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Is it possible to do data block online?  And if so, why NOT AT&T?  I have a business account and don't want any phone that doesn't have a data plan using data.  This should be a feature you can just turn on and off per phone when needed.

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Now I have that same blocking plan for my phone but will that carry over to an iPhone? I don't want to have the data on the iPhone and just the wireless or will i still have to have a required data plan?
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ubermae wrote:
Now I have that same blocking plan for my phone but will that carry over to an iPhone? I don't want to have the data on the iPhone and just the wireless or will i still have to have a required data plan?

If you have an iPhone on the network, you MUST have a data plan!  

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