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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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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Is there an app that will vocalize (text to speech) a message (SMS)?

When I'm driving with a headset active (Bluetooth or wired), I want my Android to read me any incoming text messages. Any references?
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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 ...