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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Different notifications for different contacts

im going abroad and im going to set up some twitter text alerts for people i follow so i dont have to use data. But doing this will give me constant text alerts. Is there a way i can have the texts ...
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How to copy SMS messages to computer with phone screen broken [duplicate]

I own a Samsung Galaxy S III (rooted). My phone recently fell out of my car and was ran over multiple times before I could recover it. The phone still works. I can turn it off and on (sound and ...
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My phone's screen died but it still works. How can I get the text messages from it? [duplicate]

People are still sending me texts even though I can't read them. I've gotta get a replacement quick, but I also need to get the important texts I missed. Is there any way I can get them through my pc? ...
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text bubble conversations do not flow properly

As of 4 or 5 days ago my texts/text bubbles have been messing up. It's as though my text screen is cut in half horizontally. Instead of listing messages chronologically (my text, then their text, ...
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Stock Messaging App Locks and is Slow

I upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S4 (from iPhone) and still trying to make the transition and learn all of the new features. One issue I have is with the stock messaging app. It completely freezes up ...
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Transferring data (contacts, SMS, call log(s), browser history, application data) from rooted phone

My understanding is that, even with access to the filesystem exported over USB, one still does not have access to SMS data, for example. I have a phone that needs to be sent back to my insurance ...
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Restore SMS from a phone with broken screen [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S phone with a broken screen. I have text messages on it from about 2 years ago (which I need for court). After the screen broke I changed service providers. Now their is no ...
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disabling sms content and just seeing name on the lockscreen

I have an htc one. Is there a way to disable the sms content in lockscreen and just see the name, without using any other application?
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From field in Australia on a Korean S2

One of my clients recently purchased a Korean Samsung Galaxy S2 for use in Australia, and has to enter his phone number into a 'From' field whenever he sends an SMS. Is there a way to stop this?
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can you please suggest a software to transfer android sms to mac? [duplicate]

so many text messages in my htc android phone, include some important imformation, now i want to repair my phone and i do not want I don't want others to see my information, so i want to backup all ...
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Can I receive / send SMS of cellphone number with a tablet using a dongle?

Can I receive / send SMS of cellphone number with an Android tablet using a dongle? Any SMS application for the Android tablet?
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how can I TRANSFER TEXT Messages from SIM to MicreSD or PC

My Android TEXT Messaging says it is full & keeps deniying incoming messages... what should I do ? PLEASE suggest some programs or apps to FIX this issue I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT ! THANK ...
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How can i turn off the message received tick

I have a sony ericsoon xperia x10 mini. when I send a text message, a tick appears to let tme know it has been received by the recipient. This costs me money, how do I turn this off? I have looked ...
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received SMS with content “request failed”

Today I received two suspicious SMS from two different sender - both from the same provider. The messages only contained the text "request failed". The numbers do not look like some special expensive ...
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Not able to know to which SIM sms was received

Short Description: I am using JellyBean in a dual SIM featured phone. I am using Go SMS software also standard Messaging also I used. I find it peculiar to know that there is no such feature to know ...
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How can I turn off text message (SMS) sync to e-mail inbox on Samsung Galaxy S4?

I recently started using a Galaxy S4 and one of the features in a synchronization between text messages and email accounts. When a text message comes in it throws a copy into my Exchange email ...
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Why did text only message change to MMS [duplicate]

Why did a txt only message change to MMS on the Galaxy S3?
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How fix message preview on lock screen?

All of a sudden my htc one v phone stopped previewing text messages on the lock screen and then on the main menu once I unlock. I have checked all the settings and all of the "show message preview" ...
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Prevent Samsung S4 Screen From Turning on Every SMS

How do you prevent the Samsung S4 screen from coming on with every SMS message that is received?
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How can I set a custom per-person ringtones, but for texts and not calls? [duplicate]

I know how to set a custom ringtone for a given caller on my phone: pull up the person's entry under People, open the menu and select "Set ringtone." However, this only applies to regular voice phone ...
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how do you turn off the vibration alert for incoming text messages on a samsung galaxy s3 mini?

I've gone through the settings menu but can only find options to change the vibration pattern, not to turn it off completely. Any ideas??
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Text Messages Sporatically Get Stuck In Unsent State On Droid 3

I have been having this issue for a long time on my rooted Droid 3 using the ROM it came with and this happens daily with relevant logs being left or any clear trigger. Basically what happens, and it ...
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disable Huawei U8815 from converting sms into mms

How can I disable Huawei U8815 device from converting sms into mms automatically? I have seen there were similar questions for other mobile phones, such as Samsung. I have tried to apply the tips ...
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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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Cursor positioning in SMS editor

I bought an Android phone (Philips w632) and I'm unhappy with the text editor used when I SMS because when I want to edit a letter in the middle of a word I need to keep tapping the letter until the ...
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How to disable SMS notification during phone call?

I call somebody, or somebody calls me, we are talking. Now, during the call I got SMS and I cannot hear anything because the SMS notification is playing. So how to disable this notification when call ...
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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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Send sms through internet without using native services [closed]

Is there any way to send SMS to another device using internet? I don't want to use phone native. I want to use internet to send messages. I'm not talking about android applications like Viber, ...
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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 sms signal for specific broadcast number

At work I'm on standby certain days and nights and get alarms through sms messages, I would like to give those messages another notification signal so that I know if it's an alarm or not. They seem ...
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my android wont let me open up my text messages?

My phone ( android incredible) was working perfectly fine. Then it just stopped letting me open up my text message threads. All it does is say loading and I left it for about 10 minutes and still ...
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How to read conversation while writing long message

When I'm replying to an sms, writing area can take whole screen space. As I've written text which is long enough, previous messages from that person at the top dissapear. How can I view them? ...
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How can I use 2G voice calls in Nexus 7 [duplicate]

I have bought a Google Nexus 7 3G Tablet. But, My country and area doesn't allow me to use 3G sims/Wi-Fi. We have only 2G sims. When I insert the sim, I can connect to the Internet. I can send and ...
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Where is CP Message stored?

Today I got a message from my operator, my phone (Galaxy Note 2) open it in CP Message (I don't know if this is app, the title say 'CP Message'). I installed the file that my operator sent to me. ...
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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. ...
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Send SMS from PC through Bluetooth

I have an HTC Amaze with Android 2.3. Is any way I can send and receive messages on my PC via Bluetooth to my phone? I tried to connect with MyPhoneExplorer app, but its does not support HTC Amaze.
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How can I use external modem for voice calls on Android tablet?

My tablet doesn't support calling/messaging function by default and also it doesn't have an app for that by default. Is it possible? In my case I use Micromax Infinity P275 tablet and Huawei E1732 ...
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I can't send a picture attachment within a text message - using NET10 (Motorola ATRIX 2)

I can't send a picture attachment within a text message - using NET10 (Motorola ATRIX 2) - have only had the service for a month and this is the first time I've tried sending a picture
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Text messages sent from Outlook do not show in my Android's messaging folder

I can send and receive text messages with my Outlook 2010 on an Exchange 2010 server. Received text messages appear both on the phone and Outlook but sent text messages only appear on the device that ...
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Hide certain numbers when picking SMS recipients

So many of my contacts have both home and cell numbers in my contact list. But when I am typing in names I the recipient field go sms pro), I don't really want to see numbers that cannot receive ...
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Contact name in SMS not recognised

I have all my contacts with phone numbers (area code + the number) and during incoming calls the phone shows the contact name but when I get a SMS from the same person, the phone (or may be the ...
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How to monitor child's SMS messages?

Is there any way to have my son's phone set to where any text message that he receives or sends comes to my phone too.
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Using speech-to-text in text messages [closed]

I've got an Android P690. When I go to compose text in a text message I would like to input it via the microphone by using Google's networked speech recognition engine. However when I hold down the ...
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How do I enable the character count when typing an sms?

I have a Sony Xperia U with Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. I don't know exactly if the SMS composer is Android's or belongs to Sony's launcher, so I don't know if the question applies to all Gingerbread ...
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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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How to change message vibration type on s2?

How can I change message vibration type on galaxy s2? After jb update it vibrates the same (basic call). In settings I changed for example into heartbeat, but it doesnt vibrate this type when I ...
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How can I decrease the font size of incoming messages on the Samsung Galaxy Note permanently?

After the regular update of my Samsung Galaxy Note to Android 4.1.2, the font size in the messaging section is quite oversized. By using the volume keys I can indeed reduce the font, but this setting ...
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Lost all sms data but database seems to be in the folder

I own an HTC desire(android 2.3.5) and suddenly the phone rebooted, and after a minute, it rebooted again (I hadn't typed in the pin)... When I opened my sms app (handcent) I got no messages... I've ...
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CM7 messaging shows only date, not time

I have installed cyanogenmod 7.2.0.1-bravo on my HTC Desire. For messages received before today the messaging app shows only the date without the time. (For today it shows only the time.) ...
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Is there a way that you can set an Android Vivid to delete messages of the number you select

How can you set an Android Vivid to delete text messages after a certain number that you pick