How can I block spam text messages on Verizon?

Verizon Wireless makes it possible to block incoming text (SMS) messages on your iPhone. After logging into My Verizon follow these steps to block texts:

1. Navigate to My Services and select Verizon Safeguards.
2. Click Spam Controls and then choose Internet Spam Blocking.
3. Enter the phone number, email or domain the spam messages came from.
4. Click Save.

That's it! Verizon will block the sender of the spam text messages from sending any more texts to your device.


This advice is totally useless as the spam sender's number is usually not a real phone number but text. In addition, the spammer keeps generating new phone numbers by the minute. So blocking one number, even if it was genuine, would have no effect very shortly.

Verizon technical support informed me that there is no way to block text messages on iPhones. All you can do is stop the number from calling you. Or if the spammer is emailing to text, you can register the email address.

I tried forwarding my text message spam to 7726, but that just gets me an e-mail telling me to reply with the phone number of the spammer. I have no idea how to find that number. Most of my text message spam and my wife's spam is from Verizon to begin with.