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How to send binary SMS?

Is there any standard way to send a custom binary SMS supported by Android OS (4.2.2) or through free but third-party support? I mean - could I somewhere enter, for example: 0x23 0xAB 0x12 0x56 0xFF ...
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Google Now confused about my texts

I know that the last SMS I received was spam from the local pizza takeout; before that was a message from Joe. If I ask "Ok Google; read my last text" it replies that "You have one last text message; ...
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How can I filter for SMS stored on my SIM card?

I would like to filter or search my SMS only for those that are stored on my SIM card, thus excluding those that are stored on my telephone. The device I am using is a Fairphone first generation ...
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Fix a specific text message at the top?

I have Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T. Can I 'pin' a specific text message(s) at the top of the SMS list? I can 'lock' the message but it does not help.
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Make “tap to add priority senders” disappear

I have recently updated the OS of my phone, and since then I have the following "Tap to add priority senders." on my SMS app which I don't like, it just uses screen space. How can I remove it? ...
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Upgraded to Marshmallow, now I can't merge my conversations in Hangouts

I have a 2014 VZW Moto X that I recently unlocked the bootloader on. So I upgraded to CM 13. Previously, when I was on Lolipop I used Hangouts as my default texting app. The majority of people I was ...
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How do I permanently save a text message while still being able to see new messages coming in?

I have an Alcatel One Touch Evolve. I received a text message that I need to permanently save. I locked it and also saved it to my SIM card. However now when new text messages come in I can't see ...
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Is it possible to have two Android phones with a single phone number?

Specifically, I am currently using a Samsung S6, but would like a second S6 that would share the texting across both devices. If one phone texted someone it would appear on the other phone as if that ...
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samsung galaxy a3: block all notifications except email and sms

Device: Samsung Duos (SM_A300H) Android version 5.0.2 I want something very basic: that my samsung galaxy a3 works like a phone and makes sound only for call, sms and alarm. No more FB nor email nor ...
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Google Hangouts chat not sending notifications

I am using Hangouts for both google chat and for text messaging. When I get a chat message my phone doesn't notify me, but when I get a text message I do get a notification. I have missed many ...
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Sending SIP text messages

I have a Galaxy S3 mini (running 4.4.2). I configured my SIP account in the corresponding part of the settings, I told Android to accept incoming calls over SIP, it is properly registered. I then ...
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Why does my phone split long text messages into multiple messages?

I have a galaxy s6 on verizon. My friend has an iPhone 5 on sprint. When I send him long text messages, they appear as one message on my screen. On his screen they're broken up into multiple ...
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Stuck in Sending Mode (Galaxy S4)

Everytime I send a sms message, to any of my contacts, it gets stuck sending, with the little circle going round and round. I don't know if it's my network or my phone. This has started happening only ...
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How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact?

If it matters any I have an HTC Desire Z with the original Sense install. We have this monitoring service at work that keeps an eye on the various servers and starts frantically SMS'ing me whenever ...
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Empty texts are being sent periodically to specific contact?

When I check my text messages, I am always a bit confused this week. A specific contact in my phone is being sent blank messages over and over again, and I cannot figure out why. What is even more ...
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Message not received on Car Infotainment

We are facing an issue with respect to MAP profile with the Google Nexus device When we connect the Google Nexus device with the Car's infotainment (Panasonic 12DA) through bluetooth we are unable ...
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Send contact information via Hangouts on Samsung Galaxy S5

I have a difficulty when trying to send contact information on Samsung Galaxy S5 mini. Setup: I have Google Hangouts as default SMS app. Android: 4.4.2 (KitKat) Steps: Go to Contacts, long tap ...
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Combine/merge/concatenate/unsplit long SMS/text messages?

I've Googled and searched the market and can't believe there's no such app. Maybe some other SMS management app has this simple function, to unsplit messages longer than the 160-character limit that ...
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Why can't my contacts see photos I send via SMS?

Trying to download SMS programs, tried a few, so to have better customizable color options as the new Samsung Galaxy sucks for that. Everything I have tried, whatsapp, GO SMS Pro, Viber, Hangouts, ...
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How to remotely turn mobile data on if phone is missing

In the event that I loose my phone, like what happened today, when I left it at a store, I want my mobile data to be switched on. This is primarily for two reasons: Lockwatch will send photographs ...
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How to restore SMS from adb backup file without root

Similar question to this one: I have an ANDROID BACKUP file containing SMS history, produced from phone A using adb. That phone is gone, and this file is the only record I have of that history. I ...
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forward sms to new number on the same phone

I have an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 4.4.4. I am switching phone service providers from T-Mobile to Ting wireless. is there a way that phone calls and (more importantly) text messages ...
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How to copy the phone number of the sender of a text message?

I'm using a service to report SMS spam via text messages. First step is to forward the text message, and the second step is to send a text message containing the phone number of the spammer. I ...
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Default message auto delete texts

On a S5 how can I have messages from one contact not automatically delete? I can set all contacts to automatically delete, but I want one to be an exception.
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“Message Not Sent” notifications for days

I replied to an SMS but my message couldn't be delivered. I presume because the originating number wasn't a mobile number but the fixed line on the sender. Now I'm getting that notification in the ...
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Is it possible to locate deleted messages (sms) on a zte maven?

recently cleaned excess crap from friends ZTE812 MAVEN only to discover they wanted to keep the text messages. I haven't factory reset, only surface delete. Is it possible to recover those messages, ...
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Cannot send or receive SMS on my Moto G XT 1033 (1st Gen) on Cyanogenmod 13

I cannot send or receive SMS on my Moto G XT 1033 (1st Generation) on Cyanogenmod 13 official build. It's a dual SIM phone and only one SIM is working now. This is th first time I'm rooting and ...
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Listen to text messages

Can somebody help with how can I listen to text messages on my phone? One of my friend using this same feature now I want to know how it works. Is there any way I can listen to my texts?
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Find speech-to-text created SMS history through search

One day I stumbled upon a history of all my speech-to-text created texts when I talked into my phone through a text message my phone recorded the messages that I was saying and I could replay them all ...
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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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How can I tell if an app uses up texts?

I have limited texts for my no-contract phone, and I've been looking for lightweight apps that don't use up texts- things like Whatsapp, Kik, Signal, etc. I know those don't, at least if the other ...
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How do i forward a text with a link?

I'm using Motorola Moto E (first gen) running Android 5.1. I'm fairly new to Android, I know I could forward message if I tap and press on the message for a while, wait for the dropdown menu to pop ...
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All texts grouped under own phone number

I have android 4.4.4, using republic wireless. For some reason, all of my texts are being grouped under my own phone number, and instead of being identified as my contacts, only the senders phone ...
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How do I open a Photo attached to a text Message?

I have just bought a Samsung Galaxy S and have been sent a Text message with a photo but cannot find out how to open the photo to view when I touch the message thread it just comes up with message ...
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My S4 Mini won't (even try to) send text messages

I tried to send text messages yesterday. When I pressed send, my text disappears from the text field but nothing else happens. The message doesn't appear in the chat log as sent or trying to send or ...
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HTC One Messages app extremely slow, but just when I text one person!

My friend (who texts me a lot of pictures of his kids) sent me a barrage of pictures and one video. Ever since then, texting him is excruciatingly slow. These things happen: Just getting our text ...
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Samsung sending SMS automatically on Idea Cellular (although no charge)

I have two Samsung Galaxy Young Duos (GT-S6312) mobiles, both have Idea Connection. I noticed from last few days that my both mobile suddenly send SMS to some number at same time. The SMS log does not ...
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Why is my LG G3 receiving text messages with the wrong words?

I am using the LG G3 on AT&T's network. When receiving messages from a Galaxy S5, also on AT&T's network, the last part of the message shows words that the other person did not send to me. If ...
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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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Why are my replies to a group text appearing multiple times?

It used to be that when I would reply to a group text, my reply would only show up once. Now all of the sudden when I reply, my reply shows up multiple times. If 5 people are on this group text, my ...
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SMS messages won't delete no matter what

I have a phone which has thousands of SMS. Now it's very difficult to delete them all and the SMS app always hangs. I have tried the following to no avail: Select All SMS > Delete Downloaded SMS ...
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merge sms conversations

I know that Hangouts can do this but I have a contact that has 14 different numbers and merged all of its conversation to one. The problem is when new message arrives from one of these numbers and I ...
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what is the best way to securely send SMS?

what is the best way to securely send details like bank account, credit card etc through SMS ? is there any apps available for free ?
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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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How do I back up SMS without using (broken) touchscreen on Nexus 4?

I have a rooted n4 with USB debugging enabled. The touchscreen is smashed, totally. There is an image on the screen, but it is not possible to enter any commands via the touchscreen. The device ...
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Galaxy Y autommatically sends SMS at each boot

When I restart my phone then 1 SMS is sent automatically, and I get charged for this everytime by Rs. 1. What could that be, and how can it be disabled?
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How to block texts received from numbers that are longer than n digits?

In South Africa, we are plagued with SMS spam, and it's practically impossible to get rid of it. All the numbers that the spammers use are usually 13 or 14 digits - much longer than the standard 10 ...
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SMS-only to Data-only texting

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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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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Enable Hangouts SMS Notification on second user

I'm using Android with a main user and a secondary user account. How can I enable notifications when I receive a new SMS? This notifications are apearing in the main user only. For the secundary ...