In order to block someone from texting, the person who wishes to block the other person must contact their phone service providers. Phone service providers are the only ones who can block phone calls and text messages from known numbers.Know More
Unfortunately, if the annoying text or harassment text is coming from an unknown or anonymous number, then the service provider will not be able to block the messages or calls. The amount of numbers that can be blocked depends on the phone service provider; Verizon currently allows five numbers to be blocked for free while AT&T currently allows 30 numbers to be blocked for a paid Smart Line service. Verizon limits the block to 90 days, but allows users to reblock the numbers after each 90-day period. Verizon also offers a paid service that allows 20 numbers to be blocked without a time limit.
Unwanted texts often come as a form of textual harassment. This problem is often present with young people and is a form of cyber bullying. Parents are encouraged to ask their children and teens to speak up if there is any form of harassment going on through text messages. Children and teens may be hesitant to speak about cyber bullying and textual harassment so it is important to make them feel comfortable with sharing.Learn more about Mobile
In order to block messages on a Nokia, tap the phone icon, followed by a long tap on the number that the user wants blocked, then tap on "block number." This will prevent the phone receiving any messages or calls from the blocked number.Full Answer >
Neil Papworth sent the first text message in 1992. At the time, mobile phones did not have keyboards, so Papworth, a telecom developer, sent the text via computer. The first mobile phones with Short Message Service capabilities were sold in 1993.Full Answer >
"Texting" is short for text messaging, which is the act of sending a text message through mobile-to-mobile technology. As technology has advanced, the act of texting includes picture, video and audio messaging.Full Answer >
Originally just for Twitter, the term "hashtag" (also known by the symbol #) has migrated to phone texting as well. A hashtag is used to group a topic of discussion together.Full Answer >