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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text messages beginning with '!' trigger automated responses?

Whenever I send a text message to my friend with an Android phone (further testing has shown this happens with iPhones as well, though not blackberries) that starts with '!', I get an automated ...
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All of my texts disappeared, what can I do?

All of my old text messages disappeared. What might I be able to do to recover them?
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Messages on computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I be informed through my computer if a new SMS is received? I have the LG Optimus One p500. It comes with LG PC Suite IV which is great. It allows me to download ...
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How do I see my sent SMS messages?

How do I see my sent SMS messages? I can search my text messages, but it's not obvious how to simply see a list of my sent messages ordered by time.
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How to copy selected text in an SMS message

what I would like to do is be able to take a text message and copy a PORTION of it to use somewhere else. This comes in handy if an email address or phone number wasn't automatically picked up. ...
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Mass confusion about present and future: Hangouts, SMS, MMS, and Google Voice

I've been trying to make sense of recent news and theories about the future of Hangouts, SMS/MMS integration, and merging with Google Voice. My main concern right now is that I want to continue ...
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Send and receive text messages on computer using galaxy s2

I could use Nokia PC suite to receive and send SMS messages on my computer. But I could not find this feature in Samsung Kies. How can I send and receive text messages on a PC using my Galaxy SII?
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Is it possible to change the text bubbles on the s3?

I just am trying to figure out how to change the backgrounds behind text messages. Is there a setting or some app which lets you do this?
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Way to send a barcode via SMS with as little user interaction as possible

I would like to set up a bar code reading app (such as ZXing Team's Barcode Scanner) on an android phone in such way that it would send with as little user interaction as possible (preferably none) ...
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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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Can receive but not send SMS

My Samsung Galaxy 2 (SC-02C) has been rooted and upgraded to 4.1.2. It seemed that everything, all phone functionality, was fine. However, I've discovered that I can not send SMS with my phone. I can ...
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How can I send SMS messages through PC programatically?

Or there a way to send SMSs through a PC programatically? Alternatively: is there an android application that exposes an API over a socket (REST or otherwise) that allows one to send SMSs (and ...
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How do I add a phone number to contacts from the text message app?

I have a text message sent from a phone number that is not yet linked in any other method. Is there a way to use this message's number to create a new contact or modify an existing one directly from ...
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Migrating SMSes from Windows Mobile to Android phone

I want to migrate all my SMSs from WinMo to Android. I currently use PIM Backup to make a backup in case WinMo gets hard resetted, and it works fine. I have complete history of received and sent ...
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Messaging contacts color change

I got my Galaxy S3 about two weeks ago, and have been texting on it normally. Now, for some reason, when I look at my text log some of the names of my contacts are in blue, while some remain in white. ...
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Export contacts/text messages in a readable format

I would like to export both my contacts and my text messages. But I would like be able to easily read the file formats that it exports to. I can export the contacts as a VCF yet when I view it there ...
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SMS Stuck at Sending [closed]

I have a very peculiar problem on my Android [Samsung Galaxy 5(five)]. Every time I send a text message, it is stuck at 'Sending...' and can be stuck on that for days until it shows that it has failed ...
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How to turn off red-dotted-underline spelling check when text-messaging?

I've updated my HTC Desire HD A9191 to Android 2.3.3 and now I don't know how to get rid off the spelling check (red dotted underline) when text messaging. The underlining isn't present when typing in ...
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To insert contacts into Hangout

I am using Kitkat - Nexus 5. While sending a message to A using Hangout, how can I insert the contact details of some other person B within the text message to be sent to A...We had this provision in ...
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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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SMS messages never delivered if target phone is off-network

I have a Samsung GT-I5500 (Europa) running Android 2.1. Sending an SMS message to an off-phone will result in a notification saying 'message not sent' It is never delivered even after the target ...
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Recipients complain they receive Text Message from me with a half hour delay

I have a G2 w/ Android 2.2 on T-Mobile and Some of my friends complain that they receive Text Message with a half hour delay. One friend is on T-Mobile and one is on ATT so I'm not sure if it's a ...
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open messages to a contact at bottom of list

When I open my messages list with a contact (I presume this is the same across all androids, and not my htc legend) it has the message history with that contact...if you have just received a message ...
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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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Pop up message when sending large amounts of SMS messages

When I send a relatively large number of text messages using GoSms, I get this pop up after I send a message: I have seen this on other forums but I have yet to see a way to get rid of it (that is, ...
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Load only small subset of messages

I have thousands upon thousands of text/picture messages on my Samsung Galaxy S 2, ice cream sandwich. When I go to open a conversation, the phone stops for a good 30 seconds, even after a fresh ...
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How can I attach a file to an MMS message?

Can I attach files to an MMS message? I am looking for a way to attach files like doc, pdf, or zip and send them over MMS.
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Set up an automated SMS server with Android (and a computer)?

I'm looking for a way to set up an SMS server (I don't know if there is better terminology for this, but probably). What I want: use the phone as an SMS gateway for an automated server let the ...
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Where is the SMS “Drafts” folder on the Xperia Play?

The manual says when typing a text, if you stop to answer a call, whatever you were typing is placed into a "Draft" folder or is saved as a draft. The thing is, that I have never seen or found any ...
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How can I move incoming messages immediately to the SIM card?

I need to move the incoming messages in my Android phone directly to the sim card. I know I can click the message and move manually to SIM, but I need to do it automatically. I couldnt find that ...
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How can I reduce the length and intensity of SMS notification vibrations?

After upgrading my Galaxy GT-i9000 to Gingerbread, the vibration when receiving an SMS is unbelievably long and hard. Before the upgrade (2.1?), the vibration was two short vibrations. How can I ...
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I have full service but all my messages refuse to send?

Yesterday I encountered a problem with my phone: I have full service and I can make phone calls, download, and use internet without a problem. I can also receive messages, but anytime I try to send it ...
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When was my text message delivered?

In the text messaging application that came with my Android phone, a checkmark seems to appear next to text messages that have been successfully delivered. How can I find out when a text message was ...
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How to add person to contacts from a message (person auto linked w/ facebook)

I got a message from someone not in my contacts. The number was automatically recognized as one of my Facebook friends. How do I add this person to my Google Contacts without copying down the number ...
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HTC Desire crashed, deleted all SMS/MMS. Can I recover?

Been a reader of SO/SE for a while as am getting into Android development. Just wanted to ask a quick question. Hope someone can help. :) I have a HTC desire (2.2 with HTC sense, as per stock), never ...
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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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Sending an automated SMS before switching off the phone

Can I send an automated SMS to any specific number by an application/service (which I set ON), if phone gets switched off before closing that service or application? Also can I do the same if phone ...
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Is there a way to fix the sms notification in Galaxy S2, ICS

The SMS notification behavior is inconsistent on the Samsung Galaxy S2 after upgrading to 4.0.3 ICS. When receiving a text message, the phone does not make a sound or vibrate, regardless of the ...
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How to read out the data in HTC Desire SMS backup file?

Unfortunately my HTC Desire SMS app crashed (HTC official android 2.2), all SMS and MMS were lost. When I tried to recover from a previously backed up SMS file (generated by Desire SMS app), but it ...
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How to Sync Text Messages from Outlook 2010 to Android

I went from the HTC "Tilt" running Windows 6.1 to the Samsung INFUSE running Android. I use an exchange server plus Outlook 2010 at my office. I can no longer send/receive text messages from my ...
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SMS message text absurdly large

My LG Optimus Fuel (running factory-installed, non-rooted KitKat) is displaying SMS and MMS message text in the Messaging app at a very large size, as seen below. I have looked through the app's ...
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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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No text message notifications on Android 4.4.2

I just upgraded my Note 2 with 4.4.2, and since then I stop receiving notifications from text messages, voice mails and emails. I do not see the LED blinking on any text messages or voice messages. ...
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Receiving text messages multiple times

The problem is that I sometimes recieve bizarre text messages: two different kinds. 1st kind: I receive a text message multiple times after receiving it a first time. 2nd kind: I receive a duplicate ...
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Sent text (SMS) messages sometimes show up under wrong contact's conversation

I'm on a Nexus One with Android 2.3.7 (CyanogenMod-7.2.0-passion), and recently I've noticed some sent messages go into the wrong contact's conversation: I send a message to person ABC, the person ...
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Message (SMS) contain text from other messages in Android

Has anyone experienced this issue where the content of an SMS is not complete and some other content (from different message) is added to that at the end. I have experienced this problem many times. ...
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Is there a way to detect that SMS text messages have been deleted, or is there a text message deletion history?

I don't know if this is possible, but is there a way to detect that SMS text messages were deleted on an android phone, specifically the Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, Android OS 4.2? I'm not looking to ...
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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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Android to iPhone - clickable phone numbers in SMS messages [closed]

Need a way to have clickable phone numbers from iPhone SMS's. I started a new job with a company that uses iPhones, and we can send phone numbers that can just be tapped to be called. When that same ...
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Save SMS to phone directly

Some of my text messages get saved in my SIM card automatically and this does not show up in notifications and I miss out on reading them. I only realize the messages have arrived when I get a ...