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How to: Block or Allow (Unblock) text messages from your Sprint Cell Phone.

sprintlogo I’ve recently started receiving TEXT spam.  If you think that its annoying when you get spam in your email, wait until you start seeing it in TEXT message form.  For me its Text messages concerning the “Warranty on my car is about to expire”, supposedly if I respond to the TEXT I will get information about how to extend the warranty on my car. (On a funny side note: My car is 14 yrs old and has been out of warranty since the turn of the century)

I am a Sprint user, and the following information will allow Sprint users to Block or Allow Text messages on their phones.

(Information is from the Sprint Support Page LINK http://support.sprint.com/support/article/Block_or_allow_text_messages_from_your_phone/case-ev207663-20090625-102112?&INTNAV=SU:SP:MVT (http://support NULL.sprint NULL.com/support/article/Block_or_allow_text_messages_from_your_phone/case-ev207663-20090625-102112?&INTNAV=SU:SP:MVT) )

Block or allow text messages from your phone

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2009

  • You can block unwanted text messages from your phone using text messages.
  • This service allows you to manage your blocked senders list without the need to access sprint.com (http://www NULL.sprint NULL.com/index NULL.html) or to call Customer Care.
  • There’s no charge for the text messages you send to or receive from 9999.
  • To block or allow senders, see a list of senders you have blocked, or report spam, send a message to 9999 with one of the commands from this
COMMAND SENT TO 9999: DESCRIPTION OF COMMAND: TEXT RESPONSE FROM SPRINT:
help General help SprintFreeMsg: Text these commands to 9999 to manage SMS blocking: block, list, spam, help. Text “help ” to learn about each command.
help block Help with blocking senders 1/2 SprintFreeMsg: block: Blocks the sender. 2/2 Sender can be a shortcode, 10 digit phone number, email address, or “email” to block all messages from email addresses.
help allow Help with allowing senders that have been blocked 1/2 SprintFreeMsg: allow: Allows the sender. 2/2 Sender can be a shortcode, 10 digit phone number, email address, “email” to allow all messages from email addresses, or “all” to remove all blocking.
block <shortcode or phone number> Block a shortcode or phone number (4 to 10 digits)
Block an email address SprintFreeMsg: Text messages from “XXXXX” are now blocked.
block <@domain> Block all messages from a specific domain SprintFreeMsg: Text messages from “XXXXX” are now blocked.
block email Block all email addresses SprintFreeMsg: Text messages from all email addresses are now blocked.
allow <shortcode or phone number> Allow a sender that has been blocked (4 to 10 digits) SprintFreeMsg: Text messages from “XXXXX” are now allowed.
allow <user@domain> Allow an email address that has been blocked SprintFreeMsg: Text messages from “XXXXX” are now allowed.
allow <@domain> Allow messages from a domain that has been blocked SprintFreeMsg: Text messages from “XXXXX” are now allowed.
allow email Allow all email addresses SprintFreeMsg: Text messages from all email addresses are now allowed.
allow all Allow messages from all senders (removes all blocks) SprintFreeMsg: All text messages are now allowed.
list Lists blocked senders SprintFreeMsg: You have no blocked senders. All text messages will be allowed.
spam <shortcode or phone number> Report spam from a shortcode or phone number (4 to 10 digits) SprintFreeMsg: Thanks for reporting spam sent by “XXXXXXX.” SprintFreeMsg: Text messages from “XXXXXXX” are now blocked.
spam <user@domain> Report spam from an email address SprintFreeMsg: Thanks for reporting spam sent by “XXXXXXX.” SprintFreeMsg: Text messages from “XXXXXXX” are now blocked.
  • Note: This information applies only to Sprint® and PowerSource phones.
  • Note: The numbers you block need to be at least four digits long.

9 thoughts on “How to: Block or Allow (Unblock) text messages from your Sprint Cell Phone.”

  1. jungalistNo Gravatar says:

    Looking for a way to unblock. This site is the only site that answered my question: How to block or unblock phone calls from rumor touch LG sprint network

  2. Samuel MNo Gravatar says:

    nice write up, I never knew about this feature.

    Thank you

  3. MA NYCNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you!! What a timesaver!

  4. karaNo Gravatar says:

    Finally a website with ANSWERS!!

  5. Tony C.No Gravatar says:

    Massive help! Thank You!

  6. VE MALONENo Gravatar says:

    Hi, I just wanted to say thanks for the help!!

  7. vanessaNo Gravatar says:

    thanks,iwas so lost!

  8. Corey MarseNo Gravatar says:

    I still can’t get it to work! I have tried all these diff ways. The number still won,t UNBLOCK.. It sends message back saying message is allowed but ti still doesnt work.. please help me

  9. CoreyNo Gravatar says:

    i figured it out