Message Blocking

    Message Blocking is a free T-Mobile service that allows you to block messages to and from your phone, to help you avoid unwanted messages.


    • You can block incoming and outgoing text messages (SMS), picture messages (MMS), Instant Messages (IM), and email. Messaging Blocking is intended to block all messages, not to prevent overages.
    • Message Blocking is not available for Pay in Advance (prepaid) accounts.
    • The Primary Account Holder can add or remove the Message Blocking on My T-Mobile.
    • Message Blocking will block text and picture messages even if you have a messaging feature on your account.
    • Message Blocking will not block instant messages or email on Windows Mobile or BlackBerry phones.



    Messages that are not blocked with Message Blocking

    • Free messages from third-party providers sent to notify you of purchased content
    • Standard rated messages from short codes
    • Voicemail notifications
    • Wireless Emergency Alerts
    • Service notifications
    • Email sent to and from your address



    Block messages from a specific number

    You can block messages from a specific number by adding Family Allowances to your account. Once Family Allowances is added, you can change your settings to block messages from a specific number.



    Related pages


    Text messaging spam FAQs