The cell phone text messages have come in handy. They are great for many things that can be done instead of through phone calls. However there are times when an unknown number sends you a text message and could cause disturbance. It can get really annoying if the messages are spam messages and come in several times. To avoid getting that experience, here are some tips on how to block text messages.
The first and foremost tip to be done is to call your service provider and inform them about the random number that has texted you. Give them the number and the cell phone service provider can block the text messages from that number. If however you do not want to accept text messages at all then you have to inform your provider and they will turn off that option for you. Normally, the text service is an add-on service that can be availed from the provider. In case you want to cancel your subscription you will have to let the provider know. Another option you can do is to log on to the website of your provider. There should be a member sign up page for first-timers. Look for the option of how to block numbers or text messages.
If the text message is coming from a company or organization there is usually the option of unsubscribing from text messages. You type “Help” in case it is not in the options. If that will still not work take a look of your cell phone manual. More recent cell phones have the option to block numbers. You can change your settings accordingly.
In case you choose to turn off your text message all together, it is best that you inform your contacts that you are doing so. This will make it so that they are well-informed in case they will text you regarding important matters later on. At least if they are advised that you are not going to receive messages, they will have to do other ways of communicating with you.