How to Block Unwanted Spam Text Messages

Tired of Spam Text Messages?

At 84444, we believe that the future of the text message marketing industry remains with promoters obtaining a legitimate opt-in prior to sending broadcast text messages to its customers and prospects.  Unfortunately, there are always going to be people that try to beat the system and we are all starting to get increasing amounts of unwanted promotional text messages on our phones.

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How to Block Spam Text Messages

But, there is an answer to the problem.  Each major cellphone carrier offers help for stopping unwanted text messages.

If you are an AT&T customer, simply forward the text to 7726 to block the sender. AT&T also has Smart Limits, which for $5 a month, enables you to block as many numbers as you want.

At Sprint, you can forward a spam text to 9999. Customers can also go to and turn off the ability to receive text messages all together, or block certain numbers.  Now, we don’t recommend that last one.

Verizon is another carrier that provides blocking capabilities at  Click on “spam controls” then click “Internet spam blocking,” and enter the offending text message sender’s phone number.

If you are so inclined, you can also report spam text messages to the FCC.


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