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How to Get Someone to Stop Texting You

Is there a certain someone who you just wish would stop texting you? Annoying ex? Mother-in-law who wants to know when you are going to have a baby? Husband? Daughter wanting money?

The list could go on, but possibly, just maybe with this little reply you are can get that someone to stop texting you for good. Well, at least until they confront you in person. Here is what you do.

How to Get Someone to Stop Texting You

Copy this text down and use often. Let’s learn different way to get someone to stop texting you.

how to get someone to stop texting you
how to get someone to stop texting you

Fake Texting Service Error

Fake a service error by replying back to whoever is texting you with the following.

SERVICE ERROR 305: MESSAGE FAILED. FURTHER MESSAGES WILL BE CHARGED TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

Hopefully it will work 🙂 And if it doesn’t work – just send a fake invoice over to whoever is texting you with a nice fat charge for each text sent.

Okay.. so maybe that someone had seen the meme before, blah and the annoying texts continue. Here are some a few other ways you can avoid unwanted texts from those people who just don’t get the message.

New Phone Who Dis

What a passive aggressive way to get around telling someone no or that you aren’t interested is to send a new phone who dis meme.

new phone who dis meme
new phone who dis meme

Or one of our other funny memes – we have a ton to choose from!

Text Back STOP

This works automatically if you are getting texts from a company that uses a messaging service. That said, it’s also funny but could be a blunt way to get someone to stop texting you.

Simply send a reply text back that says “STOP.”

How to Block Annoying Texts

If you are wanting to block annoying texts, try these suggestions:

Cell Phone Company

Contact your cell phone company to see if they can filter out the SMS message.

Short Message Service (SMS) is a text messaging service component of phone, web, or mobile communication systems, using standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices.

iPhone App to Block Texts and Calls

This how to someone from texting you post was originally written in 2010. iPhones now come standard with a block functionality.

iBlackList App –

If you have an jailbroken iPhone, try out the iBlacklist app.

iBlacklist is the best firewall for iMessages, calls, facetime, SMS and MMS available for the iDevices. Remember this is only available (unfortunately) if you have a jailbroken iPhone. womp womp

Android App to Block Texts and Calls

Okay, so you aren’t an jailbroken iPhone kind-of gal… if you are on Android, check out Anti SMS Spam & Private Box

Anti SMS Spam helps you prevent unwanted message from any sender. Turn it on and stay safe.

Free Features
? Blacklist keywords
? Block number in blocked list
? Block sender as name, i.e message received from your bank HSBC
? Block unknown senders
? Private Box with Password protected
? Restore to Inbox
? Import number from call log, sms threads and phone book
? Compose/reply private sms

Or if all else fails – just use Google Voice.  I always use Google Voice for anyone who isn’t a friend or family.

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How to Get Someone to Stop Texting You is part of the Digital Mom Blog series on Technology

Janice

Thursday 18th of April 2013

My old mobile phone has a feature of blocking/blacklisting. With my smartphone, I have not tried downloading any apps yet that will help me block numbers.