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Short Message Service (SMS) is a text messaging service component of phone, web, or mobile communication systems, using standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices.

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Messages does not show HTC Desire Z

I have a problem with my HTC Desire Z, when I open messages it’s just blank, I have the option to write messages but I can see any of my old ones. I have tried restarting it and taking in an out the ...
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Messages on computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I be informed through my computer if a new SMS is received? I have the LG Optimus One p500. It comes with LG PC Suite IV which is great. It allows me to download ...
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“Converting to multimedia message” when forwarding large SMS

When I receive a large SMS and when I select "Forward" from options, it shows "Converting to multimedia message" and I'm getting charged more. Furthermore, if the person on receiving end doesn't have ...
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Proper PC Suite for android?

I was expecting Android Phones to have some powerful PC Suite, but apparently not. I'm looking for application that can: manage my phone files (audio/photo), calendar (ms outlook independent) ...
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How come my my HTC Desire Z sometimes doesn't notify me about a new SMS?

My HTC Desire Z has developed an issue (well several, but just one for this question) where it doesn't always notify me of a new message. When a new message arrives, I expect: the phone to beep ...
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HTC Desire crashed, deleted all SMS/MMS. Can I recover?

Been a reader of SO/SE for a while as am getting into Android development. Just wanted to ask a quick question. Hope someone can help. :) I have a HTC desire (2.2 with HTC sense, as per stock), never ...
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How to show own photo in SMS conversation?

How can I show my own photo profile icon in SMS conversations? I cannot find where to set it.
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Is there a way to recover a deleted SMS?

I deleted an entire SMS thread by mistake from my HTC Wildfire. Is there any way I can retrieve that thread ?
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Know of an app that lets you transfer a text message conversation into an email? [closed]

A friend of mine is looking for an application that he can grab a text message conversation from his phone and maybe copy/paste it into another application like an email app or just "send to email" ...
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How feasible is it to use Google Voice for all calls and texts?

I'm considering getting an Android phone, and one thing that I'd like to do is drop my texting plan, and do all texting over wifi/data using Google Voice. If I do this, I need the following things to ...
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How do I see my sent SMS messages?

How do I see my sent SMS messages? I can search my text messages, but it's not obvious how to simply see a list of my sent messages ordered by time.
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How can I be informed through my computer if a new SMS is received?

While I'm working with my computer, my mobile lies next to me and every time I receive a new SMS or WhatsApp message, I have to grab the phone, read the message and answer it. So It would be really ...
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Show the time an SMS was sent, not received

Scenario is as follows- Switch flight mode on. Go into meeting/go to sleep. Switch flight mode off. Receive a message. Timestamp on the message is the time received. With my old Nokia, under ...
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Good SMS reader app for Android? [closed]

I'm looking for a good Android application for reading SMS messages. My requirements are: Mark all as read option Displaying the number of unread messages on the icon Some anti-spam filter (option ...
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Why does my Android 2.2 powered Samsung Galaxy I5510 receive duplicated messages (SMS)?

I own a brand new Samsung Galaxy I5510 (Android 2.2). Everything works fine and I really like the device. My problem is: Every time Some times I receive a message from a phone number that is not in ...
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Is there a way to customize SMS quick text?

I have an LG Ally. I have a market SMS popup app that lets me customize the quick text, but that only works if someone texts you first and it pops up. Sometimes I need to sent a quick text to ...
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Make notifications/messages fill the screen

Is there a way to have it so notifications/messages fill the screen, so I can't help but notice them when I pick my phone up? Using an LG-Ally
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How can you tell if you've been a victim of the recent sms bug?

How would one know if their phone was or is afflicted by the recent bug (sending sms to the wrong people)?
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Disable SMS (Messaging) icon in for a Contact

When you tap the contact icon for someone, it always offers to let you SMS a phone number. What if you do not want to ever SMS that number, is there a checkbox somewhere that lets you turn off that ...
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open messages to a contact at bottom of list

When I open my messages list with a contact (I presume this is the same across all androids, and not my htc legend) it has the message history with that contact...if you have just received a message ...
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How can I prevent my device from automatically converting SMS to MMS?

The Galaxy S I9000 messaging app automatically converts long SMS messages to MMS. How can I disable this?
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Text messaging Force Close issues after OS upgrade

I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S GT I 9000 to Android 2.2 yesterday...but I just can't open my messages...it says Force Close every time I try...any solutions?? If not, how can I downgrade to the ...
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no sound alert to let me know i have a text message received

I can't seem to get an audible sound when text message received.
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How do I get emoticons to show as images rather than text in SMS messages?

I've got a Motorola Droid X running Android 2.2 (Froyo), and when sending and receiving SMS/text messages in the default text messaging program, I don't see the Android emoticon images in the message. ...
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How to type SMS in a full sized keyboard?

The only way I have to send SMS is through my Android Phone, since I don't have a GSM/3G modem. I would like to use my Desktop's keyboard to type those SMSes. Is there any application that would ...
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I can't receive SMS when I have low storage

From the time the "low storage" warning appears no synchronization is done at all, including receiving SMS. Can I do anything about it? Can I "force" my Motorola Milestone Froyo to receive SMS ...
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Play notification alert sound when a message is still open

I recently switched to an Evo from an old flip phone. My only problem so far has been this: When I finish sending a message, I'm used to just sending a message and putting my phone down. I don't ...
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Why do my Android text messages (SMS) take minutes to send?

I recently bought my first Android phone, HTC Desire Z with Android 2.2 (Froyo). I imported all my old Nokia E71 SMSs using the Athg2Sms Android app (after converting my Nokia CSV text file to ...
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How do I delete a draft message (SMS)?

I have created a draft message using the standard HTC Desire message application. However I now want to delete the draft. When I select the thread I see my previous message, and my draft text below. ...
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Is there any way to change the emoticons in the standard android sms app?

The green robot smilies are incredibly irritating, IMO. I'm open to suggestions of other SMS apps that have different emoticons as well, but the few I've looked at seem to just skin the standard SMS ...
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Phantom Multimedia Message

At regular, though infrequent, intervals I receive a multi media message in my inbox from 'δ@' which has no content. The message is completely blank. I do not have such a contact and I receive mmms so ...
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How do I change the default SMS application on my HTC Hero?

I recently got completely fed up with the built in Messages (SMS) application and switched it out for Chomp (also looking at Handcent, haven't decided on one yet). I want to use the "Messages" icon ...
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How do I backup and restore SMS Messages?

How do I backup and restore SMS Messages?
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How do I turn off auto-complete when texting?

Does anyone know how to turn off the auto-complete feature when texting? Sometimes I just want to text and not have my device try and tell me what I'm thinking. Other times this is OK, but I just ...
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Merging multiple SMS databases

I have a lot of problems with my phone, and so I have a number of nandroid backups with different sets of overlapping SMS messages saved in them. I've also made a few copies of the data folder when ...
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How do I send SMS from PC through Android Phone or to Android Phone?

I'm looking for an app that will let me type text messages on my PC and send the SMSs directly from the PC through my phone, or save the messages to the phone for later use. I'm basically looking at ...
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With the Google Voice app, is it possible to send an SMS to multiple people?

I know from the web interface, you can send messages to up to 10 people. However, I haven't figured out how to send an SMS message to multiple people using the Google Voice Android app. Is it ...
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Different notification sounds for sms and email?

Is there a way to use different sounds for a sms text alert and an email alert? I can't find the setting. I'm on HTC Hero, Android 2.1
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How can I send SMS messages from my Google Voice number without using the Voice app?

I would like to send text messages via Google Voice, as it is the number I give out for voice calls. However, I find sending SMS through the Voice app to be a bit cumbersome. The new widgets improve ...
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How can I disable popup-SMS notifications (2.2 Froyo, HTC Evo)?

I have the HTC evo, and I need to disable the popup SMS notifications. I have the stock notification app and chompsms. I disabled all notifications from stock, and chomp has no option for popups (even ...
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Can I Theme the Messaging app's interface?

When my Droid updated to Android 2.2 the Messaging app changed to a very light colored interface and I can't find any settings that allow me to change it back to the light text on dark background ...
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How do I stop from getting notified twice when I get a text to my Google Voice number?

When I receive a text message to my Google voice number, I get a notification from my text application, as well as the Google Voice application. It would seem that the message is being forwarded to my ...
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How do I send a contact via SMS?

I would like to send two contacts (name+phone nr) to one of my contacts. This is a simple menu-option on my old Sony Ericsson. How can I do this on Android? I'm not in the same building as the ...
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I installed another SMS application, now I get notified twice

I have a Google Nexus One with Android 2.2. I didn't like the default SMS-application so I installed Handcent-SMS. Now when I get an SMS, I get notified twice. How can I fix this?
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What is the easiest way I can send one contact's phone number to another on my Android?

I have to send two contacts in my phone book to another contact, on my Nexus One Android 2.2. How can I do this easiest? On my old SonyEricsson this function was on a nearby menu, but I can't find it ...
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How can I transfer SMS messages from my old iPhone to my new Android phone?

I think my previous SMS are stored somewhere in iTunes, can I get them back and store them in my new Android?
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HTC Delivery Report

Is there a way to turn on the text message delivery report on the HTC Desire? Does it even have a delivery report functionality?
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how be woken up by receiving a text message with an Android phone?

I am on call sometimes, and get sms and email from our systems. I need to be woken up by them, but right now, that isn't happening. I use Locale, and the Locale "Inbound SMS" Plug-in, but that does ...