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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Sending & Receiving SMS via WiFi

Is there a way to send and receive SMS when a cellular signal is not available, but WiFi is? I'm often on-site at locations where the building has a strong WiFi (Internet) connection, but a simple ...
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Note 4 Group Messages

I know this has been asked a lot probably, but I just want to clarify. I was a iPhone user that used iMessage before switching over to the Note 4. Now I know there is a problem with group messages ...
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Can't receive WhisperPush Messages on CM11

My Phone runs CyanogenMod 11. I registered in WhisperPush via the Settingsentry and got the verification code. I do have a Google Account, the phone is new and I haven't installed any apps yet. Now I ...
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Reception of double sms

I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini2 phone, with android 2.3.6. Every time that I recieve a SMS, 10 minutes after the reception I recieve it again. Do you know why?? I have installed only the built-in app ...
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sms backup+ didn't restore everything

I had to reset my phone and I used sms backup+ to restore text messages. The text messages are in random order and in each contact the messages themselves are in reverse chronological order, so I have ...
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How to turn off Viber's new SMS income message notification

I am getting double SMS notification, i.e. one from system SMS app and another one from Viber. I don't want Viber SMS notification and need to turn it off. I'm looking in Viber app's setting but I ...
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How to send event appointment via SMS with ability to add it to user calendar?

I want to send event's appointment (date and time) via SMS messages, I want the user to be able to click on it then Android will open the Calendar for them to add this event to their calendar. For ...
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Typing emoji in SMS limits number of characters to 70

I have HTC One X running Android 4.2.2. While typing SMSs if I put an emoji character then it sets the maximum number of characters to 70. Why?
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How to mirror sms and calls to another phone out of country

Is there any app that allows you to use your phone out of country? sorry I don't really know how to word it. the situation im thinking of is like this: your main phone(left out your house and left ...
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Messages remain unread

I have three messages which show up as unread, even after I open them. The messages icon does not show any unread messages, and the message status persists even after I restart the phone. Apparently ...
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How can I send an SMS message to a group?

I want to send an SMS message to a group of people either in a contact group or maybe selected from a list of contacts. How can I do that?
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Looking for a way to forward SMS messages from a spesific numbers

I'm looking for a way to forward SMS messages received on my phone from a specific number. The problem is that the number is a "service", meaning I don't see a number, I see a name like "AMEX", ...
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How to block some SMS, but only allow phone calls?

Hi I have a Samsung Galaxy 2S. How do I block SMS texts of my choice and only allow the phone calls? How do I block certain numbers from texting and not all of them, in other words, but allow the ones ...
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How do I reinstate the little number circle onto the yellow text message envelope icon please?

I want to reinstate the little Number Circle that (use to) appear on the yellow text message envelope as its completely disappeared from my Samsung G4, which is annoying!? I receive audible ...
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Sending a group the same message and get individual replies

First, I'm an android rookie. I'm managing a softball team. I need to be able to send 40+ phones the same message at the same time (SMS is fine), but get individual replies (each player/parent's ...
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Does Samsung Galaxy S II show any indication that sms sending is complete?

If I send an sms from Samsung Galaxy S II, it just shows a toast message saying Sending Message... which disappears in a few moments. Is it possible to set it to show some kind of confirmation that ...
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GMail Contacts Synced To Messaging App

On the LG Optimus L90, for some reason all my GMail contacts are synced to my messaging app. If I type a name into the SMS contact bar, emails show up as well. I didn't want those so I went into the ...
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Message sending failed when selecting recipient from the search bar in galasy S DUOS

I am facing problem related message sending failed when I select a recipient form dropdown list of suggested people on search bar. I am using galaxy S DUOS with android 4.2.2 version. Uptil now it was ...
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How to send mass texts? [duplicate]

I have a group in my contacts. I want to send a text to all of them (close to 100 people). How do I do this on Android (Cyanogenmod)? Can it be done natively?
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How to unlock message on HTC EVO

I have forgotten the password for secure messages on my HTC EVO. How do I unlock the message secure box on a HTC EVO to get secured messages without deleting the messages. Is there an app that can do ...
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SMS Problem - Moto G update 4.4.4

A problem appeared in my Moto G after the update to 4.4.4. Hangout app stop work with SMS. Beside that I can't activate the factory SMS app. I tried to install some alternative SMS apps and all of ...
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how do I save all my texts before I reset it?

I have an android HTC 660 how do I save all my texts before I reset it? Not for sure how to send to my SIM card
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How can I send a group sms using my google voice number?

I have tried using the google voice app only to find that it doesn't support group SMS, and instead sends an individual text message to each person (which doesn't allow them to reply-all to the group ...
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What is the downside of using GO SMS Pro and / or Handcent?

All I've been seeing about these apps are the positives. I want to know the negatives of using them, apart from me having to install an additional app to do something that the phone can already do by ...
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How can I send my 4.4.2 device's SMS from the Web without changing the default app?

I would like to be able to send SMS from my phone via the Web. I used to use MySMS, however, since upgrading to 4.4.2, the app demands that it be the default messaging app due to messaging changes ...
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com.android.providers.telephony - merge/replace databases

I am not sure how to proceed with this. I have a few SMS/MMS databases from various backups of my phone. I would like to merge OR replace the current DB on my device, which is located in ...
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remove extra text when sharing links, etc

Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4.2 Nowadays when I want to share a link, an image, etc.. and click Share. A bunch of apps that I can use to share pop up. That's good. But recently, My Note is adding extra ...
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Can not display sender messages on my android phone

I recently bought a Xolo Q900S mobile phone. One of my friend sent a message to me but it doesn't display it in Messaging but it displays outgoing messages i.e. incoming messages are not shown. Any ...
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Can hangouts send text-only MMS to certain contacts?

Most of my friends and family have iPhones that are capable of receiving MMS messages. I'd like to be able to type longer messages without having them be broken up into smaller SMS messages, because ...
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How can I forward SMS via Jabber (XMPP) to read them on a PC?

I want my received SMS to automagically be forwarded via Jabber (XMPP), so I can read them on my current PC. I don't want to send SMS from my computer, though I would not mind the feature as an extra ...
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Remove SMS notification on Lenovo A800

How can I remove the SMS notification in status bar? I think I have no Notification setting.
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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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Email, Text Messages, What's app

Is there any way to get all messages in one application. I use 5 email accounts, text messaging and WhatsApp. I dont' want to have to go to 3 different folders when I get 3 different types of ...
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Getting crash while deleting mesage?

I am using LG P500 Optimus one, recently upgraded to Gingerbread. Sometimes when i read any messages and delete the same, Messaging service crashes with a Force Close error, how to rectify this ...
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Preventing installed apps from making calls or sending SMS

It seems like a growing number of (seemingly legitimate) apps casually claim the "Services that cost you money" permissions (making calls and sending SMS) for non-essential secondary features that ...
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Is there a way to receive my SMS messages on my desktop?

I just purchased an S4 Mini, my first android phone. I was wondering - is there a way to send/receive messages on my Windows 8 desktop when my phone is connected to my machine?
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How can I turn off the home screen preview of SMS/text messages in my Galaxy Note 2

On an Android device (Galaxy Note 2) with a locked screen whenever an SMS is received it's preview is displayed over the locked screen. This is super inconvenient - anyone who is nearby can see it ...
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How to make my phone vibrate when a text or an email is received when in vibrate mode?

Currently, when I put my phone into vibrate mode, it only vibrates for calls. It does nothing for texts or emails, however, so I don't know when I've received one. Does anyone know a way to enable ...
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How to make Hangouts automatically fallback to sms when no data connection?

I use the latest Hangouts version (the one rolled out a few days ago, which now supports voice calls) on a Nexus 5. I have set Hangouts as my default messaging app. In the past the following behavior ...
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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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Google Hangouts - Can not send or receive MMS

About 2 weeks ago, I updated CyanogenMod on my device, and Google Hangouts, and began experiencing this problem. I did an immediate restore from before my update, and there was no change. I can not ...
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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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How do I disable faces on contacts?

On an older version contacts without images are a solid color. Now its a solid color with a blank face drawn on top of it. It's irritating. How can I disable it? I also would like to disable the ...
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Incoming SMS link to wrong contact

I have incoming SMSs from Bank/Providers/etc without phone number, the name only . The native sms application show these names ok, until I try to open sms sender contact's details. In this case it ...
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Made hangouts handle my SMS. Any downside to disabling Messanging?

If I've made Hangouts handle my SMS, is there any downside to disabling the default Messaging app? Does anything rely on that app being enabled?
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Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't show SMS notification

I need help with a problem in a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3. I can't receive SMS notification when a SMS is sent to my mobile phone. Every time I have to open the application to check if ...
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How to stop receiving group text messages

How do I stop receiving text replies from people in a "group conversation"? For example, if user A sends a group text message, to users B, C and D, and myself (user E), I just want to see user A's ...
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How do I remove Selfmite worm?

In June this year I experienced what I've found to be called the "Selfmite" worm on my Nexus 5 smartphone. On 24.06 and 29.06 it sent the message "Dear [contact name], Look The Self-time, ...
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How to make Hangouts stop sending me SMS messages?

I've tried out the SMS feature of Hangouts app, which allows you to handle SMS within itself instead of the default one. I didn't like it for certain reasons, so I disabled it. However, for some ...
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Where is the scheduled message option?

I've upgraded my Galaxy Note II to Android 4.3 and if I open the menu when writing an SMS there is no scheduled message option anymore. Where is it gone?