I have the same question. People often mistakenly text me on my home phone number and I don't see it for days. I want want to turn off this function.
sphough, the text message feature is activated via XFINITY Connect /Voice2Go. You can adjust your preferences there to disable text messages. Once you're in the portal, you can navigate to the menu screen and then tap "call preferences/preferences". There should be an option to toggle text messages there.
Thanks for confirming. Hmm, let's figure this out. Do you see any language regarding "Voice2Go"? You can try disabling that to see if it disables the text messaging as well.
sphough, let's try a few things on the back end. Removing the text messaging feature could possibly disable a few other features like advanced call forwarding. Please send me a private message with your full name and phone number so I can look into this further.
Just click on my name (ComcastKenF) and then click private message me. I believe it is on the right hand side of the screen after your click my name.
right clicking on your name does not bring up a private message option. But are you saying that in fact there is no way to disable text messaging without turning off other voice-related features? That's suprising given that others at Comcast have said how simple it is to turn it off under "preferences."
sphough, I reached out to a colleague of mine and was told that it is possible but it would mean removing some other call features. I've seen other posts on the forums regarding turning off the feature under "preferences" but I believe that only disabled the notifications of the text messages and not the feature itself.
OK cool. I'll check in with my coworker next week to confirm and I'll let you know. Chat soon.
sphough, voice2go and advanced call forwarding would be removed. It can be reactivated (should you want those features again).
From all I can find out from tech support, this is not a feature. If not possible, perhaps an auto reply option would allow us to reply that this number is not being monitored for texting. Call or email to....