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smiley
Posts: 1,418
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Fido

Block incoming SMS Help

I know there have been alot of dicussions about blocking sms but does anybody want to share or have any idea how to go about blocking sms?

 

Reading the javadoc doesnt help either.  Some recommends FolderListener others recommending Datagrams etc..

 

I'm willing to pay for your work.

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RexDoug
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Registered: ‎07-21-2008
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Re: Block incoming SMS Help

I don't believe that there is any way to block a generic incoming SMS. You can listen for SMS and process the incoming message, but not keep it from the inbox unless you set certain control flags on the sending side.

 

 

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smiley
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Re: Block incoming SMS Help

i'm 100% sure there is a solution.  If you search appworld there are a number of sms blocking apps out there.

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CMY
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Re: Block incoming SMS Help

For most of thos applications (at least from what I gathered), they use the firewall to block SMS messages.

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smiley
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Re: Block incoming SMS Help

but can you programatically add numbers to the firewall?

 

text blocking apps that i have tried they do not put numbers in the firewall block list.

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QuiteSimple
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Registered: ‎11-06-2009
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Re: Block incoming SMS Help

Yes, I can confirm that there are several SMS blocking apps, none of them using firewall.

 

It's a kind of dirty OS hack, however I wouldn't rely on a hack to develop an app, every OS upgrade may wipe out such apps

 

Btw who is using texting nowadays? WIth BBM and crossplatform messengers SMS seems to be a history...



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girishthakr
Posts: 232
Registered: ‎12-15-2008
My Device: 9700
My Carrier: Vodafone India

Re: Block incoming SMS Help

Hey if u r talking about certain msgs which u r using for ur Application..... i mean if u don't want ur App msgs to be store in INBOX then Yes u can do it.... by listening those msgs on PORT number.... BUT u also need sum other desktop app which is sending those msgs to ur BB apps on PORT.

 

and If u r talking about general msgs then u CAN't block them....

 

BUT thr are possibilties using USSD which is used by Mobile Operators for special msgs .... Like advertiement etc.. which comes as a popup in our Device and NOT stored in INBOX at all... :smileyhappy:

 

 

 

Press Kudos if it help... :smileyhappy:

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smiley
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Re: Block incoming SMS Help


QuiteSimple wrote:

Yes, I can confirm that there are several SMS blocking apps, none of them using firewall.

 

It's a kind of dirty OS hack, however I wouldn't rely on a hack to develop an app, every OS upgrade may wipe out such apps

 

Btw who is using texting nowadays? WIth BBM and crossplatform messengers SMS seems to be a history...


If RIM takes over the world and there is 0.0000001% chance that everyone will use BBM but in the meantime there is need to block text coming from other devices.

 

 

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