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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Sending single SMS message to multiple contacts causes MMS

I'm experiencing an annoying (and costly) problem on my HTC Desire X. (Android 4.1.1) Every time I send a single message to multiple contacts at the same time, the message will be sent as MMS rather ...
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How do you delete thousands of text messages at once?

I have a HTC vivid and need to delete about 30,000 texts. Every time I try to do it, it freezes my phone. The same thing happens when I try to create a backup.
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SMS Forwarding in Android

I use a dual SIM Android phone. Model: Micromax canvas 4 Android OS version :4.2 In this device, I have 2 SIM Cards, from two different carriers/operators. The issue is one of the SIM is flawed and ...
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Merge SMS threads from one contact with different numbers

Given a contact with multiple phone numbers: Is there a way to display all messages from/to that person in one thread rather than splitting them up? I currently use the default app but I'm not ...
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Unable to access text messaging after updating to ICS

I have a Droid RAZR and the stock messaging app just keeps loading forever and Handcent SMS crashes when I access it. I have tried to leave it be and let it load but nothing happens. I would use SMS ...
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Sim change alert - Unforunately, Settings has stopped

I'm trying to disable the SIM change alert in my phone, but both "Remote Controls" and "SIM change alert" options in my Settings app are crashing it with the message "Unfortunately, Settings has ...
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How can I forward texts to my tablet and reply back?

I have a tablet running Android 4.0.1, and a cell phone running 2.2. When I'm working on my tablet, I would like to be able to see my texts and phone calls get forwarded to the tablet, which doesn't ...
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Handcent or other messaging app to display undread badge on dock

Now I love the standard messaging app as much as anyone (or a little less, perhaps). But I've decided to try out Handcent. Problem is, up until this point I've kept the default SMS-app that comes ...
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messaging has stopped

My Mobile is micromax a46, whenever I am touching the message icon a dialogue box says 'sorry messaging has stopped'. Can't open, read and send messages. Can anybody suggest a solution to solve my ...
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Can you send texts from iMessage to someone who has Android and uses Handcent?

Can you send texts from iMessage to someone who has Android and uses Handcent? And if yes does the iPhone user need to have Handcent?
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Autoreject calls via predefined SMS message while away from phone

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo there is a neat feature where when you receive a call you can type on a predefined text message to send. I wonder whether the following scenario can be achieved on ...
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new posh orion mini that keep getting a notification that says “incoming messages blocked” because of low internal storage

i recently bought a posh orion mini (literally a week ago) and i keep getting a notification that says "incoming messages blocked" because of low internal storage. there is also a consistent ...
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How to turn off SMS Bubble on Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus running KitKat 4.4.2?

I've bought a new Phone which has KitKat 4.4.2 (Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus) with kernel version 3.4.67. It has a very annoying feature of SMS Bubble that pops up when there is any message and the ...
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How do I set my contact picture for text messaging with my Huawei Fusion?

I have a Huawei Fusion and I have been trying to find out how to change the grey Android picture into my own personal one. I have had no luck finding out how to on the internet. Help would be greatly ...
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Hangouts SMS not showing emoticons

I have a Nexus 5 with Kitkat 4.4.2 and have the Hangouts app as the SMS app. My friend has an Samsung Galaxy S Relay and also uses Hangouts app as SMS app. Whenever we send SMS to each other with ...
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Motorola RAZR M Notifications stuck

I have text notification that will not go away, even after I read all the texts. What do I do? I have tried rebooting.
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How to send and reply to SMS shortcodes using Google Hangouts on Android 5.0.1?

I am on a Nexus 4 running Android 5.0.1 and using Hangouts. I cannot figure out how to send an SMS to a shortcode and how to reply to it. I have tried adding a "+" to the shortcode, and it lets me ...
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How to remove GMail contacts from Messaging app on Samsung Galaxy S Advance?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Advance and when I try to send a SMS message to someone I have to search through all my GMail contacts that for some reason appear on the app along with my phone contacts. I ...
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Relay SMS to a normal computer

Is anyone aware of a way to relay SMS messages back and forth to a PC/laptop? As in, so you could deal with texting on the computer and leave the phone sitting around wherever on the same LAN. Any ...
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I get SMS notifications but the new text message is not shown

My phone will notify me that I have a message, but when I go into the messaging app that message won't be there. When I send a message off it also won't show me the message after it sent. I ...
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SMS-only to Data-only texting [closed]

My wife has an unlimited SMS plan, but she doesn't have a data plan or access to WiFi. I have a data plan, and can receive unlimited SMS but I can't send them for free. We're both on Android. Is ...
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How do I change emoticons from yellow circles to the Android emoticons on my Sony device's Messaging app?

I'm using the stock Messaging app in Sony Xperia V running Jelly Bean. When I use :-), ;-), :'( and others, the Messaging app displays yellow circular emoticons I suspect were designed by Sony. What ...
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My Lg G2 phone wont recive texts

i recently switched from a iphone to an LG G2 and now my phone wont receive texts but it is sending them just fine.
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How to send same text message to multiple people but they would only see their name as recipient?

I have a Moto X with KitKat. I am trying to send the same text message to multiple people. I do not want the recipients to see the numbers of other recipients. I do not want the recipients' ...
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Is there an Android Equivalent to iMessage?

I don't get mobile reception at home and would love to be able to send and receive SMS either via the phone or by computer. I currently use Skype to send SMS but can't receive that way. I have tried ...
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Force an SMS to use an Area Code

My brother's phone number requires an area code to send an SMS. I keep getting a message back to use an area code, but I can't find any way to force Android to use it. I'm using 4.2.2
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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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Unable to use Network: “Not Registered On Network”

I am using Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330 (officially upgraded from 4.0.4 to 4.1.2). It used to work fine, but since a few days I am not able to call or send sms or use any network related services. It ...
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How to find installed apps which are using SMS feature

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (Android KitKat). Some of the apps are using my SMS feature and SMS are costing pennies from my pocket without my knowledge. I want to know what are all the apps ...
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Get erro messages when texting some numbers

I have been having trouble while texting. There are some numbers that I get an error stating that I do not have 10 digits when in fact i do have the entire 10 digit number in my contacts (area code + ...
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Sending Google SMS without original phone number

I'm helping a friend out, and she wanted to send a text message without her cell phone number showing up in the end message. We never found a way to do this. Checking the Google Voice app (which I ...
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What does locking an SMS message do?

I have noticed that long clicking an SMS message brings up a menu containing a "Lock message" option. What does this do? I have a Nexus S.
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Can excessive text messages stored on phone cause issues?

Can too many text messages stored on my phone prevent me from receiving new messages? Recently I've had multiple people text me, yet I haven't received the messages. I checked the messaging log on my ...
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SMS sent contains text from other SMS

I sent an SMS and my contact received only part of the message I sent, to which some text I sent to another contact, a few months ago, was appended. I have proof it happened twice, but here is what it ...
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Getting back my sms from broken screen of Samsung N8000 (china phone)?

My phone is Samsung N8000 (China Phone), It has keypad and it is touch screen, the screen is not working anymore, I dropped it last 3 days ago, but then the keypad is properly functioning, I want to ...
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Cannot receive group messages from iPhone users

I switched from an iPhone, of which I was a fanatic, to the Samsung Galaxy S3. I can receive individual messages from iPhone users, but I cannot receive any group messages. I have downloaded many apps ...
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How to automatically send an SMS if a call is missed?

Due to a busy schedule, missed call are a constant, and many times the person calling insists on keep calling until I answer. The ideia is to automatically send an SMS with a pre-defined message to ...
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Sending emoji via SMS with UTF-8 (rather than UTF-16)?

Trying to find out why emoji caused even short messages to being sent as multiple chunks I came across this question, explaining this happens because they are encoded UTF-16 rather than ascii. My ...
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Auto sending sms

My Iball andi 5k panther is sending SMS automatically everyday after every few hours.I just get a pop up saying Message sent, 1rs deducted.It doesn't show any number to which SMS was sent I do have ...
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Message Center Missing

I cannot find the message center of my galaxy s4 phone. I know exactly where it is supposed to be, however it is not there. The section reads: Text Message (SMS) settings Delivery reports Manage SIM ...
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Android Read recent SMS messages from command line

I have recently broken my Android's screen. (Again) Its a T-Mobile G2 Trying to keep up with my busy technology related life is hard enough without losing my link with everyone. I have rooted the ...
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How do I set my texts to vibrate differently from other notifications?

So I switched from iPhone (4s) to Android (Galaxy S5) recently and I love everything except the sound settings. With my iPhone, I could set the phone to vibrate once for emails, twice for texts, and a ...
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Huawei Ascend P1 is sending SMS automatically everyday

I bought a Huawei Ascend P1 and installed some apps. But for the past 3-4 days, I see an alert that an SMS has been sent and 1.50 INR has been deducted. How will it unlock and send an SMS? I found ...
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How do I migrate my SMS (text messages) from iPhone to Android?

I want to export my SMS history from an iPhone and import them into a new Android phone, including timestamp, message direction (incoming|outgoing), and correspondent (sender or recipient). My ...
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SMS Recovery For Android (o+ 8.37)

how do i recover my messages? i accidentally factory reset my phone and it flushed all the stuffs in my internal memory and along those stuffs are important messages. please i really need help on how ...
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Is there anyway to save my contacts and texts on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with broken screen? [duplicate]

Broke my screen, and it's dead. I searched the forums, and I could not find an answer. I don't care about my media files, but my contacts are really important to me. I already ordered the new Nexus 5, ...
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How can i change text vibration on my Galaxy S3?

I want to change sms vibrations on my Galaxy S3 but I can only change it for incoming calls. Can someone tell how to change notification vibrations for sms on my Samsung Galaxy S3? Thank you in ...
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Possible to schedule SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook messages from an application by means of an intent?

I would like to know if there is a way to schedule SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook messages to be sent sometime in the future after composing them. Ideally, if some messages would have had to be sent ...
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How can I send SMS messages from my real phone number, not my Google Voice number?

This question is precisely the opposite of the existing question: "How can I send SMS messages from my Google Voice number without using the Voice app?" Since installing the Google Voice app, text ...
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Message app uninstalled after using viber?

I could only text people using viber, which is not usefull for out of internet zones. I uninstalled viber thinking it was a default thing. My samsung Galaxy Note 3 has uninstalled the texting ...