I constantly get facebook text messages from an account that is NOT mine

I get atleast 5-6 text messages a a day from someone elses facebook (probably the previous owner of the phone number I have.) When I text “stop” or “off” I get a message in response saying “Please use a valid number for SMS” These constant texts from people who I dont know are getting annoying. Can republic wireless BLOCK this number from sending me texts?

Your phone has an underlying phone number and regular phone number. You can open a support ticket and have them change the underlying phone number if that is where the text messages are going to.

Go to the bottom of the help page to open a support ticket.

Republic Help

Your Huawei Ascend 5W has something called a “Harassment filter” capable of blocking both calls and text messages. It works with your phone’s public facing Republic number and its secondary number referenced by @marshallh. To access it:

  1. Open the Phone Manager app.
  2. Tap Harassment filter.
  3. Tap Gear icon upper right.
  4. Tap Numbers blacklist.
  5. Tap Add at the bottom of the screen.

Since there’s no guarantee that a new secondary number will be better than the one you have, I think invoking your Ascend’s Harassment filter is worth a shot before involving Republic support.

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