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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How to make Hangouts automatically fallback to sms when no data connection?

I use the latest Hangouts version (the one rolled out a few days ago, which now supports voice calls) on a Nexus 5. I have set Hangouts as my default messaging app. In the past the following behavior ...
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Incoming SMS link to wrong contact

I have incoming SMSs from Bank/Providers/etc without phone number, the name only . The native sms application show these names ok, until I try to open sms sender contact's details. In this case it ...
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How to show “sent” timestamp in messages app

With both my previous HTC One S phone's default OS and the cyanogenmod I put on it a few months later, it was possible to choose the time stamp that shows under received messages in the default ...
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Moving text messages from 2.2 to 4.2

I had recently purchased new LG Optimus L90 (model D415, Android 4.2.2, default OEM set up, Optimus UI) to replace old Optimus T (Optimus One, P509, 2.2). I had used SMS Backup+ to move my messages, ...
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Can hangouts send text-only MMS to certain contacts?

Most of my friends and family have iPhones that are capable of receiving MMS messages. I'd like to be able to type longer messages without having them be broken up into smaller SMS messages, because ...
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Typing emoji in SMS limits number of characters to 70

I have HTC One X running Android 4.2.2. While typing SMSs if I put an emoji character then it sets the maximum number of characters to 70. Why?
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Setup SMS in Hangout for Samsung Duos

In Samsung Duos, the Hangout settings does not have SMS option. Could any one help for a solution to send and receive SMS through Hangout in Samsung Duos
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How to debug outgoing SMS's?

My phone isn't able to send messages any more and receives CMS error 21, which indicates that my provider is blocking them for some reason. It looks like I'm out of money, while this isn't the case, ...
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Can't send/receive text messages on Nexus 5

My Nexus 5 has been able to send and receive text messages perfectly fine for 6 months now but as of a day or two ago it has just hasn't been able to send or receive messages from any text messaging ...
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Can't send long text messages with CM11

I'm running CM11 M7 nightly on the Nexus 5 (Android 4.4), but I think this problem has existed with all CM11 versions I've tried. It worked fine for me on a previous phone running CM10.2 (Android ...
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Hangout not sending emoji

When I send emoji through Samsung's stock messaging app it goes to anyone. But if I try to use hangout for SMS it will not send emoji to people it shows as blank. Help please.
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Reflashed, kept data partition intact how do I restore my texts?

My friend has had to flash his phone but he kept the data partition intact. He uses hangouts for his SMS and for some reason, his old SMS messages in hangouts arent showing... Did they go when he ...
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Is there a way to swipe to mark read?

I use the TeslaUnread plugin for Nova Launcher, which places hovering unread counts on my app icons. I also use CM10.2.1, which has the swipe preview and quick reply features. Is it possible to ...
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Disabling SMS notifications except in the top bar

Whenever I receive an SMS I have 3 on-screen notifications. How can I disable them without disabling the notification in the top bar? Text program/menu/settings/notifications/uncheck only disable ...
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How to move TextSecure texts to regular Message folder?

I'm wanting to remove TextSecure from my Samsung Galaxy S3. But I'd also like to keep the messages that are in the app. Is there any way to export those messages so that they can be imported to the ...
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Why can't I see these picture messages sent to my phone?

Every now and again, I get a picture message sent to my phone that I can't see on my phone. The only reason I know they are arriving is because I use MightyText, which lets me check my texts through ...
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Change the order of the recipients in a group message

How can I change the first person listed as the recipient in a group message? I am in a thread with my arch nemesis. His name comes up at the beginning of the list (i.e. Nemesi... and 9 more). How ...
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blocking contact numbers on outgoing group text messages

I have a Samsung Note 3. How do I send text messages to a group without showing all of the contact numbers? I like to send to many, but I don't necessarily want the recipients to know who all ...
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Text messaging application disappeared

I have Samsung S Duos Ice cream Sand witch(4.1.2) loaded in it.I can't see my Text messaging app and also the icon in my phone for past two days.I am unable to get new messages also.I did not hide the ...
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Create a SMS Template

Here is the thing. I would like to send specific sms with specific pattern to specific number. Is there some application which allows me to create such a template. for example : I Woud like to write ...
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How to change my Androids physical phone number to my Google Voice number?

I have been looking all over for something about this and can't find anything. What I'm trying to do is take my disconnected Android device and change the physical phone number to my Google Voice ...
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Text Messaging stacking

I have a Samsung galaxy s4 and when I send a text it is not the usualy "he said" "she said" bubles. It stacks my messages on top of each other and the other persons messages on top of theres. I would ...
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Does the default messaging app delete old texts even when the box is not checked?

I'm using the default messaging app with 4.2.2 and have discovered that the scrollback for old text messages doesn't extend as far as it should. I don't have the delete old messages as limits are ...
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Default Messenger Missing

My default messenger is no where to be found on my Galaxy S4 Active. It was there yesterday, and gone today. I don't know how or why it is no longer available. Any suggestions on why or how to restore ...
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sms anti-spam application compatible with android 4.4 & hangouts?

I want to block spam sms, at the same time I want to keep using hangouts for sms. Is it possible? What application should I install?
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preventing SMS from being delivered to my Android jellybean phone

My GSM provider will not let customers use incoming SMS barring. I was wondering whether ther is a way to set the SMS memory status of my Android phone to full. This because I need to prevent senders ...
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Text message with pictures: “Download” button does nothing

I have a Galaxy S2 running Android 4.0.4. When people send me text messages with a picture attached, I receive the message but it says something like this, with a "download" button: Message size: ...
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Editing call refusal SMS

HTC Desire 500 (dual) - is there possibility to edit call refusal SMS? There are few pre-saved answers, but I need to modify them. Is it possible???
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Do iPhone users get my group messages individually or within the group?

My friends and I have made a group message and they both have iPhones. I have an Android LG G2. Whenever I send the messages and it says "send to all", does it send to them in their own group ...
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trouble with messages

How can I get Just the name of the person that sent me a text to come up on my phone and lock screen? I know there is a setting but it shows the message along with the name and I don't like that I ...
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Cannot send or receive SMS on Galaxy Young Duos, someone help?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Young Duos S6102. The problem is I cannot receive nor send SMS. Sometimes, I cannot receive calls, nor call someone. I have tried rebooting my phone, changing the sim card ...
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My SMS app is crashing

On my Samsung Galaxy S2, I am unable to read my SMSes as it keeps coming up sorry force close. I have tried rebooting and "wipe cache partiton" but without any luck. Please, help.
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Read Persian SMS on Android 2.1

How can I read (and preferably write) Persian SMS on Android 2.1 (Motorola Flipout)?
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Forward text pics from a android samsung galaxy discover phone

Is it possible to forward text pics from an android samsung galaxy discover phone?
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lost samsung s5830 dont remember the gmail id

I have lost my Samsung galaxy ace 3 days ago.I don't remember my Gmail account, the phone's battery was low,and is now switched off.is there any way i could find it ?
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Contacts not coming up in messaging

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. Usually, when I send a message, as I type the name of the contact, it auto-completes or gives me options. Now, the name I type isn't in there at all. If I go to ...
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Is it possible to get an answer to a silent sms from a turned off phone?

Silent SMS Silent messages, also known as “silent tms”, “stealth sms” or “stealth ping”, are employed nowadays to locate a person and thus to create a complete movement profile. They do ...
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Need to retrieve sms from a wildfire s with broken digitizer

my problem is that I need to retrieve my sms for court from a HTC Wildfire S with a broken digitizer. The phone is not rooted and so far, everything I have tried has not worked. The problem I seem to ...
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Sms notification does not go away

On my android mobile a sms notification does not go away. When I click on it new message opens. The message does not show up in the messages app but I can find it when I search for it. What should I ...
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Motorola xyboard SMS questions?

I have a xyboard 8.2. 1) does it have an sms option preloaded? 2) I downloaded "message me". It tries to verify my phone number with the android number on the tablet. I do not have a phone for it to ...
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All SMS being converted to MMS on Galaxy S3?

I received 3 MMS the other day (same message, it was my father so a bit confused) and now Galaxy S3 automatically converts texts to one contact only (my wife) into MMS. As soon as I try to text her ...
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Can I automatically send messages to Secure Box upon receipt on my HTC One?

Is it possible to send messages from certain people directly to Secure Inbox, so I don't have to do it manually every time?
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SMS dont appear in the message folder

My phone does not show new text or texts i write. For example, i message a friend, after pressing send i don't see my sent message. But the message gets delivered. When i receive text messages, i ...
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Skype and Samsung Galaxy S3 Messaging stopping working

I am totally new to Android Enthusiasts so I apologise if this question has already been answered. I recently downloaded Skype for Android on my Galaxy S3. However, I found that my Samsung Messaging ...
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How can I read Chinese characters sent using messaging?

My mother sends texts in mostly Chinese due to her lack of knowledge on the English language. However, it seems like it can only be seen on iDevices, and not my Android running CyanogenMod 10.2. The ...
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Galaxy S3 Bug: No text appears when typing SMS message

Summary: When starting to write an SMS text message using the stock Messaging app, no text appears. Reproduction: It's intermittent. However IIRC it has only happened when replying. Workarounds: ...
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Texts automatically converted to MMSs

Information of my device samsung galaxy GT-S5830i android 2.3.6 baseband version S5830iXXMD1 kernel 2.6.35.7 gingerbread.xxmd1 my phone has recently started automatically converting SMSs to MMS, ...
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Limited space and Full SMS memory

I am getting a message that the internal memory space is full. I checked that I have 15MB intenral memory left and 50MB on my SD card. I also get a message that the SMS memory is full. I deleted some ...
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mobile connectivity is down

I have a Galaxy S and my mobile connectivity is down. I can't go onto Google Play Store because it's down, and my phone won't send messages or make calls, but I can receive messages. I can't call ...
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Change to a different vibration for text messages on a Galaxy S 2

When I get a text message I get the same default "beep beep" vibration for every text message when the phone is set to vibrate. I created a new customized vibration that is continuous for 5 seconds. ...