Over the past few years, mobile communication has advanced dramatically. There are currently voice call features embedded into several programmes. Instagram voice calls and WhatsApp voice calls would be the perfect examples. The internet powers these built-in phone calls rather than taking money out of a pre-paid plan.
In a similar vein, TextNow and other phone service providers charge nothing to facilitate voice calls. They provide this service via an application, much like your cellular provider. TextNow is now accessible in the US and Canada.
We’ll go in-depth about TextNow in today’s blog. Even though these services offer safe and secure connections, you may frequently run into circumstances when blocking someone is necessary. We will thus go into more detail about what occurs on TextNow when you block someone. When you’re prepared, let’s begin.
What Happens When you Block Someone on TextNow?
On TextNow, blocking someone works just like blocking anything else. The individual you have blocked will no longer be able to communicate with you. They are unable to SMS or phone you until you unblock them.
As a phone service provider, TextNow values the privacy and choices of its customers. They provide you the flexibility to instantly connect with someone whenever you need them, but they also give you the option to break up relationships with individuals anytime you choose.
We’ll go into more detail about what happens on TextNow when you block someone in this section.
On TextNow, you may block someone and prevent them from receiving texts. You won’t get the SMS they send you, even while they send them from their end. The person you have blocked won’t know that you have blocked them or that you didn’t get their communications. However, they will probably be able to deduce that you have blocked them after some time, if they see you are not responding to their messages.
Calls that are disconnected
Just as with SMS, you won’t be reachable when someone you’ve banned calls. We’ll put their call on voicemail. You won’t get any voicemails or messages, even though they are able to send them. The phone service provider has the last say over whether or not you may hear the voicemails of someone you’ve banned. But TextNow lacks this functionality. On an iPhone, you may usually hear the voicemail left by the banned individual; however, this is contingent upon your phone service provider.
In certain situations, the blocked individual may be told that you are busy or unavailable. They may get messages such as “The phone number you are trying to reach is unavailable” or “The number you are calling is currently offline.” However, this is an uncommon occurrence. Many times, the call will be sent to voicemail, where they may leave a brief message for you. Rest assured, the caller will not be aware that you have banned them.
Inability to see your profile.
TextNow offers both messaging and phone calling capabilities. Ideally, you would set up a profile right away. So, when you block someone, they are unable to access your profile, and when they search for your phone number in the search box, your profile does not display in the search results. However, if they use another number that you have not blacklisted, they may contact or text you. That’s one of the consequences of blocking someone on TextNow.
No methods of communication
Basically, when you limit someone on TextNow, they will be unable to contact you in any form. They can only contact you again via phone or text message if they use a different phone number.
So, when you block someone on TextNow, you should be wary of any unfamiliar numbers calling or messaging you, since they might be the person you just banned.
These are a few consequences of blocking someone on TextNow. If you are unsure how to block someone on TextNow, the following section will guide you through the procedure.
How do I block someone on TextNow?
If someone is spam-calling you or you just wish to break connections with someone, you may easily block them.
Here is a step-by-step instruction for blocking someone on TextNow. This whole procedure takes around two minutes, and you may unblock the user anytime required. So let us get started.
Step 1: Unlock your Android or iOS smartphone to begin the procedure.
Step 2: Navigate to the menu tab and discover the TextNow program. Once you’ve found it, touch it to launch the app.
Step 3: Locate the number you wish to block from the call list. When you find the number, press it to access the conversation tab.
Step 4: In the upper right corner of the screen, you’ll see a three vertical dots symbol; press it to open the menu.
Step 5: Tap on the block option, which is the final one in the menu.
Step 6: You will be prompted to confirm your actions. A pop-up appears, asking whether you want to block or report the user.
If you’ve already known this person, you may choose to block them. If the number is a spam ID, you should report and ban them.
If you wish to unblock the same individual again, repeat the process up to the fourth step.
Then you’ll notice the Unblock option in the menu mentioned on your screen. Tap it to unblock the individual and enable them to contact you via phone or text. You may also send the word #STOP to the same number to automatically cease receiving calls and texts from that individual.
Follow these steps to quickly block someone on TextNow. TextNow, like all other applications, protects your privacy and security. So, go ahead and block someone with whom you don’t want to maintain contact.
In the end
TextNow provides seamless services to help you stay connected with your friends and family. We often block people to give ourselves some space and tranquility.
This step quickly establishes a barrier to protect you from unwanted calls. As technology advances, we have more control over who can and cannot contact us.