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


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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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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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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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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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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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Since you told DND doesn't block these kind of messages, you can use Textra SMS from the Play Store and select the message that you received and select the Blacklist message option to stop receiving the SMS. If you still want those messages to be received but not to get a notification you can select the Crossed Bell icon at the top to not notify on ...


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DND is the only way and I know that it won't work for some SMSs like you said. So I'd like to suggest an app which filters SMSs in the way you want. TrueMessenger is the new messaging app from the same publisher who developed TrueCaller app (which is pretty famous). It filters messages with the help of KEYWORDS (user defined) and blocks all spam messages. ...


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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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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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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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