What Happens When you Block Someone on TextNow

Mobile communication has developed significantly in the past few years. We now have in-built voice call options within some applications. An ideal example would be WhatsApp voice calls, and Instagram voice calls. Instead of deducting from a pre-paid plan, the internet fuels these inbuilt voice calls.

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Along similar lines, there are phone service providers like TextNow that charge $0 for facilitating voice calls. Similar to your wireless phone carrier, they offer this service through an application. For now, TextNow is available in Canada and the US.

In today’s blog, we are going to discuss TextNow in depth. Even though these services provide safe and secure connections, you might often find yourself in a situation where you need to block someone.

So, we will further uncover what happens when you block someone on TextNow. If you’re ready, let’s get started.

What Happens When you Block Someone on TextNow?

When you block someone on TextNow, it performs like every other app. The person you blocked will lose their permission to connect with you at all costs. Until you unblock them, they cannot text or call you.

TextNow, as a phone service provider, highly respects its users’ privacy and decisions. As much as they provide you the freedom to connect with someone whenever you need them at the click of a button, they also allow you to cut connections with people when you decide so.

This section will explore more about what happens when you block someone on TextNow.

Undelivered messages

When you block someone on TextNow, their messages will not be delivered. Even though they send you texts from their end, you won’t receive them. The blocked person will not be notified that you didn’t receive their messages or that you blocked them. But after a while, when they realize you are not replying to the messages, they can probably guess you have blocked them.

Unconnected calls

Similar to messages, when a blocked person calls you, they won’t be able to reach you. Their call will be directed to voicemail. Even though they can send voice notes or leave messages, you won’t receive any. The chance to listen to a blocked person’s voicemails completely depends on the phone service provider. However, TextNow does not have such a feature. Generally, you can listen to the voicemail left by the blocked person on an iPhone; again, it completely depends on your phone service provider.


In some cases, the blocked person can either be notified that you are busy or unavailable. They might receive notifications like “The phone number you are trying to reach is unavailable” or “The number you are calling is currently offline.” However, this is a rare case. Many times, the call will be redirected to voicemail, where they can leave a quick message for you. Rest assured, the caller will not be notified that you blocked them.

Inability to view your profile

TextNow provides both message and voice call features. Ideally, in the beginning, you would probably have a profile setup. So, when you block a person, they can’t view your profile, and whenever they search for your number in the search bar, your profile will not appear in the search results.

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