If you're a Verizon customer and you try to call or text someone who is also a Verizon customer but they have you blocked will you get notified on the phone if you try to call them that they blocked you or will the phone just keep ringing? If you try to send a text message and they have you blocked from sending them text messages will you receive a text message saying that they blocked you from sending them text messages or will you be able to send them a text message without them responding because they blocked you? If anyone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
That's weird because I just came from a Verizon Wireless store at the local mall and the representative told me that there's no way of knowing whether someone blocked you or not. I asked if you would get any kind of notification on the phone or through a text message and he said no. I asked him if there was a way to check and he said no and that it was confidential
If they blocked your number using the usage controls you won't get a message but when you call the number you get a rapid busy signal. It will not ring for you. As far as texts...they will not be delivered. iMessages though...they may actually still be delivered. You can tell simply check by asking a friend with an iPhone to temp block you and then try sending an iMessage...if it still goes through it will say "delivered"...otherwise you may get the red error sign.
I don't know if this person blocked me or not. I've been sending text messages to this person and they're either not getting them or they're ignoring me. I thought about changing my number but I already did that once and it costs money. I just want to find out what I did or why this person is ignoring me. This person doesn't have an iPhone so the whole iMessage thing wouldn't apply.
I did ask them. Like I said....they're either not getting my messages or they're ignoring me.
Here is what I sent them in a text message:
Hey I know you don't want to talk to me anymore which is cool with me was just wondering what the reasoning was if you don't want to tell me that's alright it's just been bugging me. Did I do something wrong?
HI there, I needed to block someone who is also a Verizon customer. I have an iPhone and he didn't. My friend and I tested this out. She is also a Verizon customer, but no an iPhone user. She blocked my number and when I went to text her, what showed up on my iPhone was a little message that said that the text could not be sent. You will see the message begin to send, then it stops, then you will see the message telling you to tap to re-send, but the message will not send.
Well, I have an iPhone and I tested this.... my friend blocked me as she
sat right next to me. I tried to text her with my iPhone 4S and that text
wouldn't go through. It said tap to resend the message and it never
completely went through. I tried to call her and it said that she had
calling restrictions in place that prevented the completion of my call.
Trust me, it works this way if you have an iPhone 4. I can't speak for
other phone models though, but I swear on it with my iPhone! The only way
to find out if these features work is to test them out personally and that
is what I did cause I had to block a psycho guy that I met.
On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Christopher3285 <
I asked the guy at Verizon if there was a way to find out if the person blocked me or not and he said no and that it was confidential. So you have the iPhone 4S? Do you think maybe you and I could try it out and test it? I promise I won't give out your number. I'm not a psycho. I just want to find out why this person won't talk to me anymore.
I have an iPhone 4s. My mother has an iPhone 4. She does not have the Usage Control feature that you can pay $4.99/month that among other things allows you to block numbers AND block private/restricted numbers so she used the free feature that lets you block (I think) 5 phone numbers so we could test out what happens. When she blocked my number I would get a rapid busy signal when I tried calling. Also, when I send a text message I would get a red exclamation (message failed). I called another friend that is also an iPhone 4s user and VZW customer. He has the Usage Control feature on his account. When he blocked my number instead of the rapid busy tone I heard the recorded message stating that the user has calling restrictions. Texts would fail on my end just as it does on the free blocking available. So even though there is no message that flat out says "This person has blocked you" if any of the above is happening then you have probably been blocked. Sometimes, a failed message is just a failed message due to other problems (server issues for example) OR if someone's phone has been temporarily disconnected it can happen (experienced this with a friend whose phone was temp disconnected). But if your messages are failing and you get the recorded message when calling (or a fast busy signal) then take it as highly probable blocking of your number. Also, if this is the only person that you are having trouble with texting then you can rule out your phone being the issue. Unless something is wrong with their phone then they are blocking or ignoring you. Ultimately, as much as it may be bothering you not to know, you can't force the issue. Your idea of changing your number (although I notice you mention you've done it before and it costs) would border harassment if the person did block you...and all they would do is block you again. At that point you would have accomplished nothing. Give it some time....maybe they will be willing to talk to you in the future. If you happen to run in to each other and the timing is appropriate you can attempt to talk to them in person. If they tell you that they aren't interested in talking then accept that and move on. Otherwise, it does become an issue with you attempting to continue unwanted communication.
My messages aren't failing. They're going through. I think she's just ignoring me. I had a friend text her for me and she answered. I know I can't force the issue but you guys don't know the whole story. I know changing my number probably won't do anything and it would be harassment but you don't go on a date with someone and tease them and flirt with them and then just stop talking to them. I just want to know what I did. You mean to tell me she can't talk to me and be friends with me even if she isn't interested? I don't understand what is wrong with being friends.
Yes I forgot about that red exclamation point that also appears when the
message has failed. My first thought was that this was an instance of a
break up and one person blocked the other and yes changing your number to
further test the block feature is borderline stalking. If this a case of a
relationship gone bad, just move on.
My appologies; maybe try emailing the other person and see if you get a
response that way. An no
offense but it is possible that the other person is no longer interested.
I had that happen to me with out warning. Sometimes that's just the nature
of the game. Good luck to you
On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM, Christopher3285 <
Ok your issue is not a VZW or an iPhone problem. It's a personal issue that can not be solved or even helped on this forum. The simple answer appears to be that you aren't blocked (as you implied you had serious reason to think was the case...which obviously isn't if you're claiming that the messages you send ARE going through)...the person you are trying to reach just doesn't want to talk to you for whatever reason...that is something they would know. If they wanted you to know why they would communicate that to you. It really doesn't matter why she doesn't want to talk anymore...the fact that she won't answer or respond to you but will for another friend tells you all that you need to honestly know...she doesn't want to talk to you. If it's ever meant to be then it will be...but for now it obviously isn't.
Ok really this thread has gone on long enough. Yes the right thing would be for her to give you answer as to why she doesn't want to talk to you. But it doesn't sound like your going to get this answer. Please move on. Because now it does sound as though YOU can't let go. Thank you.
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I would be happy to answer your question regarding blocks.
Blocked individuals who call a customer will hear the message:
"Welcome to Verizon Wireless. The number you were trying to reach has calling restrictions which has prevented the completion of your call."
Customers who set up blocks will receive no notification that a blocked number attempted to contact them, except for MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) where they see the subject line. There will be no notification for blocked standard text messages.
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Thank you, Tamara. This forum was leaning toward psychological intervention. This is a tech support site, not a mental health support line. I do not mean to offend, but I am sure there are such sites one can visit or call to get help.
I think your intervention set the standard.