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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Android on my Galaxy Nexus is able to interpret iPhone emoticons, how can I send them back?

Recently I notice that my Galaxy Nexus (Verizon 4.1.1) was able to translate the iphone 4 emoticons for my Android phone as seen here: Which is great. However the only way I can send them back is ...
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Incoming SMS filtered into a specified user

My work uses a system that pages me with SMS messages. Cool? Awesome? Of course... the issue (otherwise I wouldn't be here) is that the messages come in without a phone number. So I'll get: ...
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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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SMS gone after “failed” boot due to low battery

My phone has very low battery. I powered it up and during the boot process it shuts off probably due to having no more battery. Now I plugin the charger then I check my SMS, they're all gone. I've ...
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Can the Nexus 7 send and receive GSM texts and calls?

The Nexus 7 3G is out and I'm wondering whether Android 4.2 tablets are still data-only devices. Can I install a custom ROM or apk to this tablet so that I can send and receive GSM calls and text ...
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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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Can I make the “Text” icon on my Keyguard go to Google Voice?

Ice Cream Sandwich introduces a nifty new keyguard screen: I love the ability to jump right to the camera and the phone from the Keyguard. However, I don't use Verizon for text messages, I use ...
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Add Google calendar reminder numbers as one contact

I would like to put the numbers of the google calendar reminders as one contact into my phone. This way they will be grouped as 'Google Reminders' in my message overview, instead of a torrent of ...
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“Save as draft” option missing from the default message app?

I have a Samsung galaxy Y mobile phone, and I have just discovered that the option to save messages as draft is completely missing in the app named "Messaging" that I got pre-installed. I am really ...
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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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Combine all messages [closed]

One thing I do miss about my blackberry was a single list of all my communication. I went to "Messages" and I had texts, emails, bbm, chat, notifications, everything all in one list. With a few ...
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Android: Change Samsung Galaxy Ace default message type to text (160 charactors )

My Samsung Galaxy Ace default message is multimedia type messages (70 characters) and is costing me a fortune, over 10p a text (UK). How do I change this to normal text (160 characters) which my ...
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Can I use MIUI's auto SMS + MMS backup + restore thing on another custom ICS rom?

MIUI's built in SMS + MMS backup works quite well. However, I want to try out new custom ROMs. Is it possible to add integration of that MIUI service onto another ICS rom?
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Prevent SMS deletion when removing Google Account

Before, when I try to switch Google accounts (by removing old then adding new) my SMS got deleted. Is it possible to prevent this? Also, if I maintain two Google accounts then later decide to remove ...
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I changed my sim card - how do I find which app is sending sms messages to my old number?

I recently traveled to another country and I'm using a local prepaid sim card on my Galaxy S2. My prepaid credit was depleted rather quickly, and when I checked the phone record I found out my phone ...
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When typing, automatically replace specific characters with others (ie accented uppercase Greek vowels)

I'm looking for an app or other way to automatically replace specific characters with others, from a list of my definition. This should be done in every possible text edit field, inline. Ideally I ...
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In MIUI 2.10.12, where do I set it so that I get pop up notifications?

This is the first time I'm using MIUI as my ROM and I swear I managed to make it pop out an alert window when someone messages me. Now, however, I can't seem to figure out how to do it again. When I ...
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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 do I send text messages multiple recipients on CyanogenMod 9?

How do I send text messages to multiple recipients on CyanogenMod 9? I don't see any contacts icon in my messaging app i.e, ICS Messaging App. Is there any way to do it? I am using an HTC Wildfire S. ...
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What encoding is text messaging in?

The reason for the question is that I have a friend with an iPhone who sends emoticons, and I receive them as a single rectangular box. I wonder if it's an encoding problem.
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Import SMS messages from Samsung .nef file to Sony Xperia S

How can I import my SMS message from a Samsung phone to a Sony one? New PS Studio gave me a .nef file that I can't import to my Sony phone.
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How do I start a new SMS conversation?

All the messages I ever exchange with one number are listed as one conversation. How do I start a new conversation with someone on the same number? If this is an organisational thing, then I'd like ...
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Cannot receive group messages from iPhone users

I switched from an iPhone, of which I was a fanatic, to the Samsung Galaxy S3. I can receive individual messages from iPhone users, but I cannot receive any group messages. I have downloaded many apps ...
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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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Why do I get a phantom text message when I reboot my phone?

Every time I start up my HTC One X I get a notification of a new text message. That text message is blank and is 'from' a string of gobbledygook. Here is a screen-shot of the message:- Note that ...
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sending messages off pc through phone, with only having app on phone.

I want to be able to send texts through my laptop, but without having to download anything onto it. Is there any app i can download on my phone to be able to tdo that?
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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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Sync to my own server for contacts, sms and notes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestions for syncing data to someone besides Google? Funambol? Does anyone know any effort on Android which can sync contacts, sms or even notes/todos to my own ...
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SMS-draft on incoming call

I have a tiny problem with my Android on HTC Wildfire. When I got incoming call and my screen is blocked, I have to move a ring to unblock and answer the phone; but if I move this ring fast enough and ...
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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 ...
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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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Move Nokia Backup (NBF) contents to Android Phone

Recently I started using Android phone (Samsung Galaxy Y Duos) with Gingerbread. Prior to this switch I was using Nokia 6303c (S40 Device). Before I exchanged my Nokia for this phone I had made a ...
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What keeps my sms notification volume down?

Every now and then I need to Messaging app > Menu button > Settings > Select ringtone > press the up volume button to set the volume up because something (but what?) turn the volume ...
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SMS sent from abroad loses the international prefix on the sender's phone number

So this is the scenario: I am in France, using a French SIM. My parents are in Italy and they send me an SMS. When I send an answer the SMS is sent to the number, without the international prefix ...
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Left Justify Outgoing Messages ICS [closed]

Since upgrading to ICS on my Droid 4, all my outgoing texts appear centered instead of left-justified. Is there a way to change this?
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Can I merge two, or more, separate Titanium backups

In this case I'm looking to restore SMS messages from Titanium. I have made a backup of all SMS. Then I started on a new ROM without restoring SMS. I then made a new backup of the current SMS. Is it ...
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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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How can I deal with mass texts from an Apple phone when using an Android phone?

Occasionally one of my friends using an iPhone will send out a mass text, and for the next few days I get spammed with texts from all the other numbers they sent it to, most of them unidentified on my ...
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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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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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Import SMSes from Nokia 6300

I want to transfer all SMSes from my old phone Nokia 6300 to Philips W626. I have tried several tools but all of them failed. Does anybody know tested way to do it?
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Can I customize the list of text messages that I can send when I slide to 'Text' instead of 'Answer' for an incoming call?

I love the ICS feature that allows you to select 'Text' instead of 'Answer' or 'Ignore' for incoming calls, but I would love to be able to set what the options are for outgoing texts. Is this ...
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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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Reduce message textbox size

I have ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S2 using the stock messaging app. When unlocking the phone after getting a new message, I'm taken straight to the message itself. This is good. However, it seems to go ...
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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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SMS thread retrieval [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to recover a deleted sms? I hope I am able to get this resolved as this is very important. Eventually, I have a Samsung Galaxy S and I have been keeping ...
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Are SMS messages queued or discarded when there's no signal?

I'm thinking of getting an Android phone (a Samsung Galaxy S2) but I need to know whether it queues SMS messages (when there's no carrier) and then sends them when it's in signal again, or whether you ...
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Is there any way to change the size of the text box in Messaging?

I find it hard to edit text messages in the tiny Messaging box. Is there any way to increase the size of it? I'm using CM10 (JB), but the app looks the same as the CM9 (ICS) version.
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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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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. ...