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I don't think you can with the default SMS app. The 2 best alternatives, HandCent SMS & GoSMS offer a feature called blacklisting - you can long-press hold a conversation and choose to add it to your blacklist. Such messages will be hidden (not deleted) and you won't receive notifications / popups. You can also configure individual notification colour ...


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Try aFirewall Despite the name, it's an SMS/Call blocking app.


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Miui has a built-in call/message filter, perhaps confusingly called Firewall, since there is also an actual internet firewall within the, also confusingly called, Monitor application (a comprehensive call and traffic logger ). Works great though. To password protect it just use the Guard application, also within Miui.


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I found SMS Filter, that only intercepts messages and requires no privileges. It doesn't allow to add number from contacts though.


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'Call & SMS Filter'. I've not used it but description matches what you are after & very good comments. I believe Handcent SMS also has block options. Required privileges on both are greater than your preference though.


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Your carrier may be able to block the contact for you. For example, here is how you would do it on Verizon.


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From within the stock Android environment, you can at least force contacts to the voicemail. It is not possible to block SMS directly, at least not without root (to my knowledge). I have a Nexus 4, so your options might differ from what I have. If you go in the People app, you'll be able to find your SPAM contact. In the top-right corner, you'll have the ⋮ ...


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I'm using this fine app here and I like it. But if you go to play store and search for "sms blocker" there are many of the kind, having customer/user comments which are a good idea to read to have a picture of the app.IMHO always start with trial version and use the one fits best your needs.


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Blocking a contact will not prevent that user from sending you messages on WhatsApp. Hence, you need to explicitly block that contact using the WhatsApp settings. Here is what happens when you block someone in WhatsApp: WhatsApp messages sent by a blocked contact will not show up on your phone and will never be delivered to you. You will not be able to ...


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Go to Settings -> Apps -> Downloaded. Here you'll see a list of all the apps that you have downloaded from the internet. If you open any one and scroll down to the bottom, you'll see all the permissions that the app has. An app that sends messages on its own would have the send SMS messages permission enabled, which looks like this. If you see this ...


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Mr. Number added this feature to recent versions. When you select a contact name to block, it adds all phone numbers related to that contact to the blacklist.


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Have you tried the Go SMS app? It can block by text filters https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jb.gosms&hl=en


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Have you tried using the BlackList app? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.baole.app.blacklist&hl=en


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Wouldn't it be easier to just change the contract on the SIM card to a data-only contract and let the phone company do all the blocking for you? It would also save you paying for services you're not using.


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Root Call Blocker Pro does block calls and SMSs Requires superuser privileges and is payware. But it damn works!



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