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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Can I force a message to be sent as an MMS?

Is there a way to force a message to be sent as an MMS?
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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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Manually changing shared_prefs and forcing app to update to it?

I've been trying to figure out if it's possible to disable/enable GO SMS popup notifications via something like Tasker. I came across the following line in ...
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Delete call logs more than 5 days old

I want to delete call logs and sms that are older than a few days. Is there any way to delete call logs and sms that are older than 5 days? I using android 4.1.2, micromax a110q.
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MightyText isn't working. Is it malware?

I needed to send SMS from my PC because my hands finger's are fat then normal, which does not fit with smartphone small tiny buttons while i type large sentences, it takes me while to complete a small ...
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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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How can I copy SMSes from Nokia N8 to Android for free?

How can I copy SMSes from Nokia N8 (Symbian) to Android for free ? It is for my very important. I have found MobileTrans application, but it is paid and I wanna not pay 39 $. Thanks in advance ! ...
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Proper PC Suite for android?

I was expecting Android Phones to have some powerful PC Suite, but apparently not. I'm looking for application that can: manage my phone files (audio/photo), calendar (ms outlook independent) ...
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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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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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“Message Not Sent.”

I'm on Edge connection because I have a third party device which I love. It's pretty fast most of the time, but today I think something happened. Android (4.2) keeps telling me "Message Not Sent" ...
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How do I send a contact via SMS?

I would like to send two contacts (name+phone nr) to one of my contacts. This is a simple menu-option on my old Sony Ericsson. How can I do this on Android? I'm not in the same building as the ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S: phone won't send or receive calls and text messages

I own a rooted Samsung Galaxy S, running 2.2 Froyo. My service provider is AT&T. Every so often, around about once a week to once a month, my phone will unexpectedly, without warning, enter a ...
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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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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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My phone keeps converting sms to mms even when messages are under 20 characters?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Note and having enough trouble with the texts to just throw it in the trash and never buy samsung again. I never even start typing and it says "converting to mms" the moment ...
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SMS messages disappear right after being received

I have LG Optimus one with android 2.3. I get text messages (SMS) and notification appears in the notification bar. But I can't find them (messages) in the "messages" app. They simply disappear!
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Send SMS instead of MMS when texting multiple people

When I put more than one person as the recipient to my message my Samsung galaxy s3 vibrates and says it's converting to MMS. When I send my message I know at least one person is not getting the ...
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How can I send SMS to hundreds of users in my phone list?

How can I send SMS to 500 to 600 users in my contacts? This is usually done on a weekly or monthly basis.
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HTC Incredible says SMS storage is full, but it isn't

My HTC Incredible refuses to let me view my SMS messages. It will show the list of SMS senders, but when I click one to see their messages I get blocked by this popup: Unable to manage your ...
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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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Lock down 'receive text messages' setting

I recently got a shock on my phone bill when it showed over a hundred texts received by the standard text messaging app. I had been receiving these solely through Google Voice, specifically to avoid ...
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How do I get my picture to appear in message threads?

In the stock messaging app, the contact I'm messaging has their picture next to their replies, but mine is just a grey box; how do I get my picture there? I have a contact called 'me' with my picture ...
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Where is the backup folder of TextSecure?

In TextSecure, you can choose to backup your SMS to the SDCard. It says "Success" but there is no evidence where it does store it on the SDCard. I cannot find it.
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How can I track my location and phone logs?

As an experiment, I would like to track the following things: Location Phone logs Text messages I have a Nexus 4 running KitKat (CyanogenMod, rooted), and I would prefer to export to CSV or ...
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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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Retrieving old/deleted messages [duplicate]

Is there any way to recover the messages that I accidentally deleted on my cellphone. I am not using Google backup or any other backup service and have never synced with any other device.
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“Converting to multimedia message” when forwarding large SMS

When I receive a large SMS and when I select "Forward" from options, it shows "Converting to multimedia message" and I'm getting charged more. Furthermore, if the person on receiving end doesn't have ...
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Messaging from desktop

Is there something besides Moto Connect and Mighty text that would allow you to SMS/MMS from the desktop. Mac or PC. I came from a iOS world where iMessaging worked really well for the desktop. ...
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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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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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Messaging keeps drafts after you have edited and used them

Running a Galaxy Nexus on Jelly Bean 4.1.2. Stock, with stock messaging app. I find that when I create a draft message because I've accidentally hit home instead of space, when reloading the ...
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failure of sending multiple messages

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (GT-i9000), running Android 2.3.4. I cannot send a message that includes more than one page of SMS. The message sending fail if it includes more than 160 characters. I can ...
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Larger edit area for SMS writing?

The Handcent app has a feature where with a click of a button I can switch to a larger edit area. This allowed me to preview my messages in whole before sending them off and edit them comfortably. ...
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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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How do I set the default messaging app to use google voice? (4.2.2 Galaxy S4)

I keep seeing advice to set the default messaging app by going to Settings> Manage Applications> All Applications> And then clicking on the messaging app (I also tried google hangouts since that can ...
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TMobile Galaxy 3 adjusting between group & single text messaging

I want to send the same text to many individual people (only allowed 10 on G3). I don't want this to go out as a group message where if they reply all the others see the comments. Someone who has a ...
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Retrieving text messages from stolen Android phone

My Samsung Galaxy Nexus was stolen the other night. Is it possible to retrieve my texts and save them to my computer if I know the phone number and IMEI? I have a Gmail account set up on the phone ...
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How to remotely disable MobiUCare from sending “SIM card change” SMSes?

My mother just changed her SIM card. I forgot to disable MobiUCare and I'm about a thousand of kilometers away from the phone. I keep receiving an SMS: SIM card changed. Plz check phone if lost ...
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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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Issues making or receiving calls and texts with a LG P500 (Software Version V20e)?

I just got a LG P-500 device and I want to deploy with it. Everything is working fine, except that I cant make phone calls, receive phone calls, send SMS or receive SMS. The phone is on its stock ROM ...
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How can I see only phone contacts, not SIM contacts?

I have a Dell XCD35. My phone book was showing phone contacts as well as SIM contacts. So when I see the list it shows some contacts twice. I don't want that, so in display option of contacts I just ...
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I can't delete my messages [duplicate]

I didn't realize that I had the 'automatically delete old messages' feature turned off and I have a lot of texts on my phone. I clicked 'delete threads' and 'select all' and the app crashed. I went ...
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How can I import sms from iphone 4s / IOS6 with Samsung Kies

I've got a brand spanking Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and I want to import my SMS's - I've installed Kies, detected an iphone backup, (my iphone's name and date displays) but the import screen just ...
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is there any way i can unlock my samsung galaxy S3 mini when the data is off? [duplicate]

i have a Samsung galaxy S3 mini. recently my son over drew the pattern and the phone is locked and can not open. i am requested to log in with my Google; but my data is off and the phone will not ...
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Archive SMS messages, without extra permissions

Answers to the following question list a number of Android apps that can be used to backup SMS messages: How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? However, all of the applications mentioned in the ...