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Messenger - How to not automatically turn group messages into MMS?

How do I prevent the lollipop (5.1) from turning my group messages into MMS? I have some friends who can't receive MMS so this is a bit peeving. This question has been asked before but not answered, ...
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How to tell what app or process periodically sends SMS messages?

About a week ago I purchased a T-Mobile SIM card and activated it on a $3/mo prepaid program. This program requires you to load your account with $3 per month to keep it alive, and these include 30 ...
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Send a SMS for every Android notification (goal: get notifications on Garmin Edge 1000)

I am wondering if there is a way, or an app, to send a SMS for every notification the Android phone is getting. My goal is to try to find a way to send all the Android notifications to my Garmin Edge ...
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Install messaging tablet app on non-network phone

I've got a regular cell phone through Verizon. In addition, I also have a Galaxy Tab and a Galaxy S3, both of those using Wi-Fi only. I use Verizon's messaging app on my regular phone as the default ...
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group text messages being converted to MMS on samsung galaxy S3 [duplicate]

I've just discovered that when I send a group text (normally short messages) my samsung galaxy S3 automatically converts it to a picture message. I have been charged for this and the mobile company ...
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Can't read my SMS on my Android phone

An update fixed my problem. It was - as I suspected - just a bug. Recently I upgrade my Samsung s4, and now every time when I get a message via SMS, the text - and background - all white?: ...
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Disable Auto MMS Conversion on Lollipop Galaxy Note 3

I am having some problems regarding auto conversion of long SMS to MMS. Here in our country, we don't usually use MMS. I just want my stock messaging app to stop converting my long SMS to an MMS. Is ...
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Bugs w/ SMS w/ Iphones

When in a group chat with iphone users I often get: Messages that are received late Messages that send late Error messages stating a have received a "multimedia message" from one member of the group ...
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Can I forward my text messages from my Android phone to a Chromebook?

I am coming from an iPhone and a mac book, and I am used to the idea of being able to send and receive all my texts, calls, and face times from my laptop. After making this huge switch, I am confused ...
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How can I merge SMS and Hangouts messages within Hangouts?

It made sense to me to merge SMS, WhatsApp style messaging and video calls into one app to save resources and switching between apps so I set up Hangouts to be the SMS app. I just had one problem - ...
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Android 5.1 & Group SMS in Messenger defaults to MMS

Am I right in thinking that as of Lollipop 5.1 all group messages sent via Messenger are sent via MMS? In prior versions I had the choice to send them as multiple SMS messages, which is what I want ...
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Disable prompt when sending an SMS that “may cause malicious charges”

Since I got my new phone Lenovo S960, I have a problem when sending an SMS. If I send an SMS to any numbers, it prompts me this message: Try to send to 0784xxxxxx a sms may cause malicious ...
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How can I block texts on android 4.4.4 (Moto G)?

I'm always getting spam texts and I am sick of regularly losing a couple seconds of my life to these assholes when I hear the message sound and check my phone. How can I block them? I would prefer ...
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SMS sent automatically with message “HouslistacZ GMAIL” to unknown number

My phone has been sending the following message automatically about once a week since I bought it 1 year ago. As far as I see, there is no scheduled time for sending this message and the message ...
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Can Hangouts limit the number of SMS messages for specific contacts?

One of my SMS contacts has several thousand messages; I'd like to limit the number of messages per contact to a much smaller number (my prior SMS app had a per-contact setting). I found an option ...
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Why won't my THL android allow my number to connect?

I bought a THL phone on eBay. I purchased a 4G pay-as-you-go SIM to go with it. The problem I'm having is that voice and text messages cannot be sent or received. I set up the SIM card on an iPhone ...
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SMS notifications on Moto G2 no longer appear

Recently my Moto G2 device stopped showing text message notifications on the notification bar. The device has been running on Android 5.0 (the upgrade caused no issues) I am using the stock ...
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Handcent or other messaging app to display undread badge on dock

Now I love the standard messaging app as much as anyone (or a little less, perhaps). But I've decided to try out Handcent. Problem is, up until this point I've kept the default SMS-app that comes ...
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Unable to backup/export/access an SMS conversation on Android

I am attempting to use "SMS Backup and Restore" to backup 2 particular SMS conversation threads from my phone. The SMS app I use is Textra. My problem is when I go to select the conversations (or ...
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messaging has stopped

My Mobile is micromax a46, whenever I am touching the message icon a dialogue box says 'sorry messaging has stopped'. Can't open, read and send messages. Can anybody suggest a solution to solve my ...
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Autoreject calls via predefined SMS message while away from phone

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo there is a neat feature where when you receive a call you can type on a predefined text message to send. I wonder whether the following scenario can be achieved on ...
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How to turn off SMS Bubble on Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus running KitKat 4.4.2?

I've bought a new Phone which has KitKat 4.4.2 (Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus) with kernel version 3.4.67. It has a very annoying feature of SMS Bubble that pops up when there is any message and the ...
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How to send and reply to SMS shortcodes using Google Hangouts on Android 5.0.1?

I am on a Nexus 4 running Android 5.0.1 and using Hangouts. I cannot figure out how to send an SMS to a shortcode and how to reply to it. I have tried adding a "+" to the shortcode, and it lets me ...
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Relay SMS to a normal computer

Is anyone aware of a way to relay SMS messages back and forth to a PC/laptop? As in, so you could deal with texting on the computer and leave the phone sitting around wherever on the same LAN. Any ...
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My LG G2 phone won't receive texts

I recently switched from a iPhone to an LG G2 and now my phone won't receive texts. But it is sending them just fine.
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How to find installed apps which are using SMS feature

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (Android KitKat). Some of the apps are using my SMS feature and SMS are costing pennies from my pocket without my knowledge. I want to know what are all the apps ...
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SMS Delay (Samsung Galaxy S5 KLTE - SMG900F)

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SMG900F). The phone is rooted and I'm using a Team UB 5.0.2 Custom ROM. I've noticed over the past couple of weeks that I've began to experience a considerable ...
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Can excessive text messages stored on phone cause issues?

Can too many text messages stored on my phone prevent me from receiving new messages? Recently I've had multiple people text me, yet I haven't received the messages. I checked the messaging log on my ...
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I get SMS notifications but the new text message is not shown

My phone will notify me that I have a message, but when I go into the messaging app that message won't be there. When I send a message off it also won't show me the message after it sent. I ...
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Sending emoji via SMS with UTF-8 (rather than UTF-16)?

Trying to find out why emoji caused even short messages to being sent as multiple chunks I came across this question, explaining this happens because they are encoded UTF-16 rather than ascii. My ...
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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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Message Center Missing

I cannot find the message center of my galaxy s4 phone. I know exactly where it is supposed to be, however it is not there. The section reads: Text Message (SMS) settings Delivery reports Manage SIM ...
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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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Message app uninstalled after using viber?

I could only text people using viber, which is not usefull for out of internet zones. I uninstalled viber thinking it was a default thing. My samsung Galaxy Note 3 has uninstalled the texting ...
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SMS Forwarding in Android

I use a dual SIM Android phone. Model: Micromax canvas 4 Android OS version :4.2 In this device, I have 2 SIM Cards, from two different carriers/operators. The issue is one of the SIM is flawed and ...
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Schedule SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook messages?

I would like to know if there is a way to schedule SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook messages to be sent sometime in the future after composing them. Ideally, if some messages would have had to be sent ...
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How can I send SMS messages from my real phone number, not my Google Voice number?

This question is precisely the opposite of the existing question: "How can I send SMS messages from my Google Voice number without using the Voice app?" Since installing the Google Voice app, text ...
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Sending text messages to e-mail addresses on Samsung S4

I would like to send a text message to an e-mail address using Messaging on Samsung S4. I have already done it before as a test, but I cannot get it to do it any longer. How to enable this feature ...
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What does this reoccuring allert mean “NEW MMS message to download: size is 1KB, expires on ___, _:__PM.”

I get this all the time from contacts who insist they never sent me anything. Any clue? I have a suspicion that somehow it is an error relating to others using imessage trying to contact me? or not?
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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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Reject carrier calls, accept SIP calls

I've gone the route of a data only plan (tablet plan) on my smart phone and am using the services of a VOIP provider. Things are going nicely, just trying to iron out a few details. When you order a ...
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How do I set my texts to vibrate differently from other notifications?

So I switched from iPhone (4s) to Android (Galaxy S5) recently and I love everything except the sound settings. With my iPhone, I could set the phone to vibrate once for emails, twice for texts, and a ...
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what is the path the file system location where SMS messages stored? [duplicate]

Where in the file system are SMS messages stored? plese list the path
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Stock Android 4.4.2 Stock Messaging App

I wanted to see how this other messaging app was going to work on my phone and Gear S. To make it my default I had to go to default messaging app and turn off my stock message app. But the new app ...
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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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Send Android Notifications(like SMS, Gmail, WhatsApp) to PC

Most of the time, when I keep my device for charging, away from my PC where I work, I get lot of notifications from things like Gmail, WhatsApp, SMS and Hangout, and other communication apps. I know ...
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Send SMS to a list of recipients from a text file

I am old user of Nokia E72 and it has got an interesting function that I always used. But now I moved to Android on an Xperia SL. On my Nokia, the field of recipients allowed me to copy and past the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 quick message responses limited to 160 characters

My Samsung Galaxy S5's messaging app has a quick-response feature that will cause a new message to pop up on the screen, regardless of lock status, a lot like the app 'Glowfly' used to before 4.4 ...
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How do I send a group SMS with google hangouts? [closed]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verizon if that matters. Thanks!
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How to disable message button on lockscreen?

Hello I want to make this button gone, because I installed lockscreen notifications app, but if I disable in messages app notifications it not notificate when I get new message.