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How to block a number from calling and texting?

Question

 I want to block someone from calling or texting my phone.  How do I do this?

Answer

 

 

It's easy to block number and text.

  1. Sign in to My Sprint with valid username and password at www.sprint.com.
  2. Click the My Preferences tab.
  3. Under Limits and Permissions, click Block texts.
  4. Click on the phone or device to restrict text messages

1. Choose from the following options to block or restrict texts:

  • Do not block any text messages
  • Block all text messages inbound and outbound
  • Block all inbound text messages
  • Block all outbound text messages
  • Block only these numbers for inbound and outbound text messages
  • Allow only these numbers for inbound and outbound text messages
  1. To block or allow specific numbers, enter the phone number, 4- to 8-digit short code, email address, or domain address (e.g. spammer.com) you wish to block in the field and click Add number. The number will be added to the block list. To remove, select the number and click Remove.
  2. Once a selection is made, the symbol will change to a green check
  3. mark that says "Updated".
  4. Click Save. If updates were saved successfully, the following confirmation message will be displayed: "Thank you! We've saved your changes.
  5. Turn the phone off and back on for the new settings to take effect.

To block or restrict voice calls,

 

  1.  Sign in to My Sprint with valid username and password at www.sprint.com.
  2. Click the My Preferences tab.
  3. Under Limits and Permissions, click Block voice.
  4. Select a phone to block
  5. Choose from the following options to block, restrict or allow calls:
  • Do not block any voice calls (all previously blocked voice calls will be archived for easy access later)
  • Block all out-bound voice calls
  • Block only the following phone numbers for inbound and outbound calls

       6. Enter a phone number to block in the field then click Add number.

 

  • The number will be added to the block list.
    • To remove, select the number then click Remove.
  • If customer does not have permissions to block voice calls, a message displays indicating the selection cannot be blocked.

        7. Click Save to block voice access.

  • If updates were saved successfully, Thank you! We've saved your changes. displays.
  • A Blocked icon will appear next to the phone that has blocked voice services.

         8. Turn the phone off and back on for the new settings to take effect.

 

You can also visit: http://sprint.co/1XJiK72 for more information.

 

 

You can also block a contact directly from your Android. 

  1. Open the phone or messaging application
  2. Open the specific call or text
    1. From Text:  Tap the 3 button menu at the top right > People Options > Block Number
    2. From Phone: Tap the 3 button menu at the top right of the call > Block Number

Calls blocked from your Sprint account are notified that you are not receiving calls or text messages. There is no way to review or be notified if a blocked number attempted to call or text you when the number is blocked from your My Sprint account.

 

Calls blocked in Android go straight to voicemail, which you can choose to review or delete.  Texts blocked in Android go to a separate folder which you can also delete.  No message is sent notifying the person that you have blocked.

 

Please see the following apple article for information about blocking calls and messages to iPhones Block Phone Numbers

 

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