I have been getting junk text messages from area codes 420 and 423. I tried blocking the individual numbers and each text message is from a different number. I don't know anyone in either of these area codes, and would like to completely block them. It appears that all I can do on this phone is block individual numbers. Am I missing something? Is there truly no way to block area codes from texting?
On my old Samsung Galaxy S4 running Lollipop, I was able to "block" entire area codes as well as area codes + exchanges. ("Blocking" at the device level simply sends calls directly to voicemail).
That ability has since been removed. It cannot be done on my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge running Nougat. Blocking is now done strictly at the individual telephone number level.
Staying on top of block options is certainly important. We are here to help! Although there is no option to block entire zip codes from reaching you, you are able to continue blocking the numbers that text you individually as you have been doing. This would be the best and most economic solution. To ensure we are on the same page, we do have a couple of questions. When did the unwanted text messages begin? Also, what do the messages reference or detail?
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It would be trivial to do technologically and would cost Verzion nothing to implement. But it's all about Verizon wanting to charge you an extra $10/month for the ability to block more than 5 phone numbers.
That is why their initial blocking options are so useless; to force the upsell.
Individually blocking numbers doesn't work because the local number is spoofed from the same area code. Does not stop the spam from a specific region.