Finally, message blocking, parents around the world breathe a sigh of relief!


The day will soon arrive when you can finally block all those messages from the crazy ex’s, annoying friends and hell even your parents (kids)! Thats right T-mobile fans mark your calenders as July 16th is the day. Hallelujah! Here is what we know:

Beginning July 16, T-Mobile will offer Message Blocking, an add-on feature that gives customers the ability to block unwanted chargeable messages. TMobile will offer Message Blocking free of charge. Our Message Blocking services will allow customers to block the following chargeable messages individually or all together:

  • Text/Picture Messages
  • Instant Messages
  • E-mail

Note: The option of blocking instant messages and e-mail will not block any Internet driven instant messages and e-mail via a data feature (WAP deck). Message Blocking should be recommended to customers if the following options will not meet their needs:

  • Message Value Bundle
  • Spam Filter (available via My T-Mobile)
  • Family Allowances feature (for family or multi-line individual plans only – launching soon. Stay tuned!)

Customers who use Message Blocking will continue to receive non-chargeable messages from T-Mobile that are required to maintain the service.

This is terrific news and I am sure just about everyone will agree this is a major step in the right direction. Whether a response to this, or just a brand new service we can all agree this is a very very welcome addition.