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Error 28 when sending SMS to short numbers

I am using Android 6.0 and when I try to send SMS (via Hangouts or Messenger) to a 4-digit number, I get a confirmation pop-up and then an error saying Can't send message with SIM_NAME, error 28 I'...
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Android Blocked Numbers storage - blocks sms from banks that don't have a proper number

Twice now I've been caught in a loop of trying to complete a banking transaction that requires a code from an SMS message to be entered as confirmation on a web transaction. The SMS messages are ...
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Merging SMS threads from 2 numbers of a given contact

I looked through some of the similar questions but all of them seem to be atleast couple years old. I have a couple contacts who have more then one phone number associated to them. I receive messages ...
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Oreo's “Autofill with Google” tries to “autofill” the SMS entry field in Messages

In Oreo, every time the message entry field in Google's Messages app receives focus, it immediately pops up an annoying "autofill" suggestion listing my phone numbers. (I use a dual-SIM phone, so it ...
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Sms app and api [on hold]

I wonder if there a sms android app that can receive sms messages and have the ability to reply by calling a custom api, eg. REST call? It would be useful when traveling abroad where receiving sms is ...
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Messages take a very long time to open

Every time I try to open a message I have to click on the message about 7 or 8 times and it takes anywhere from around 25 seconds to a minute to actually get the message to open. What can I do to make ...
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SMS notification on Bluetooth

How can I get text notifications on my 390 Plantronics bluetooth device from my Galaxy Prevail 2 if it has that feature? I have tried my settings in my phone but it only has the option for call audio. ...
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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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Sharing contact throught SMS

When I am share the contact throught SMS, during the addition of contact it is converting to MMS formate and message is not going. Please help me. Phone mode: MIA3 andriod one
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no alert tone when receiving a message

I have Samsung galaxy s duos 2 GT-S7582. my problem is that, everytime I receive a txt message, I don't hear any alert. ive already checked all the notification settings and all of it were turned on..
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Why does phone keep saying “sending”?

What does one do after typing a message but it just gets stuck on "sending"? Also, it asked something about SMS.
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Hangouts SMS not showing emoticons

I have a Nexus 5 with Kitkat 4.4.2 and have the Hangouts app as the SMS app. My friend has an Samsung Galaxy S Relay and also uses Hangouts app as SMS app. Whenever we send SMS to each other with ...
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Google Assistant Opens Facebook Messenger instead of SMS app

I've had my XiaoMi Redmi Note 7 with the stock MIUI 10 Global OS for a while and just started playing with the Google Assistant. Every time I try and use commands for text messages (reading, reviewing,...
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Sent messages not synced on first install of new SMS apps

I just installed Textra to try out as a new primary SMS/MMS app. However, I've noticed that none of my previously-sent messages seem to have been imported into Textra. I see most (if not all) of my ...
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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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Why are all my messages getting auto archived?

I have One Plus 3 running OxygenOS (Android 6.0.1). Of late I am facing a weird issue. All my important incoming messages (SMS) are automatically moving to Archived section. Also I am getting no ...
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“Error: Invalid Number.” when sending an SMS

I have the 2014 Moto X, running Lollipop. For some contacts, when I try to send them a message, I get an SMS saying "Error: Invalid Number." I have noticed that this happens when I go to compose a ...
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Blank Text Message from random number - is it a virus?

So I just got a blank text message from some number that I don't know. My worry is that this is some sort of intrusion attempt. My understanding is whenever I receive a text message, or a message ...
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How do I delete the frequent SMS list on my HTC One S?

If I write an SMS and go on contacts I see the list of frequent contacts. How do I delete these frequent contacts?
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SMS sent but still shows sending

Many of my SMS messages are still showing as "sending" in Samsung Messages app, even though they are already sent. I know they are sent, because they have been replied to. After a reboot, the ...
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How do i forward a text with a link?

I'm using Motorola Moto E (first gen) running Android 5.1. I'm fairly new to Android, I know I could forward message if I tap and press on the message for a while, wait for the dropdown menu to pop ...
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forwarding my calls and sms over the internet

I want to find a way where I can use my phone in Australia to forward calls and SMS so I can run my own VoIP considering I can have the pone located on wifi always on charge and will only cost me $5 ...
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Forward WhatsApp messages to e-mail or SMS

Some friends of mine want to use WhatsApp to send me messages from time to time. But, I don't want to install the app (or I don't want to have it running all the time). Can I configure something ...
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HTC One M7 Text messaging problems

I Have a HTC One M7 that had it's software updated 5/26/15. The only problem i'm facing is that I can't read my text messages. I can open my text threads, but it won't show the actual text messages....
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Remove a SMS from my outbox

It happens to me something very annoying ... I sent an pro SMS by mistake to the wrong customer ... I realized it instantly, so I removed my battery immediately and restarted my phone (Samsung galaxy ...
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changed my 'message centre' number and now sms will not send.?

S2 galaxy note. I changed my 'message centre' number in 'message settings' and now sms will not send.? also, Searching for WHY MOST address book contacts do not show an icon for incoming sms…? ...
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Error 21 while sending SMS

Occasionally, I am unable to send SMS to a phone number and the error message just says "Error 21". I have read that it may be due to having space character in phone number. But Contacts app itself ...
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what is the best way to securely send SMS? [closed]

what is the best way to securely send details like bank account, credit card etc through SMS ? is there any apps available for free ?
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How can I get the old Emojis or Kik-style Emojis on my updated GoSMS Pro?

Okay, I use GoSMS Pro for my SMS, and I use SwiftKey for my keyboard. GoSMS just updated because of a "copyright issue" with their emojis, and now the only emojis available aren't really ideal for me. ...
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I can't send a picture attachment within a text message - using NET10 (Motorola ATRIX 2)

I can't send a picture attachment within a text message - using NET10 (Motorola ATRIX 2) - have only had the service for a month and this is the first time I've tried sending a picture
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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?: (Click ...
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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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Recover Hangouts data using Android File Transfer

My nexus 5's screen just went black :( ... In the past days I noticed a bit of flickering and was planning to do a full phone backup, but didn't get to it on time. Luckily, I removed the passcode (...
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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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How do I unmute a contact?

On my S6 with Android 6.0.1, one of the contacts in the default SMS app has a mute symbol (strike-through speaker) displayed next to the name. For this contact, new text messages don't trigger a ...
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How to import/restore .vmg SMS backup to Android?

I have got an old Samsung mobile that exports all the SMS messages in .vmg format. How can I restore those messages on my Android? Is there any tool to convert .vmg messages to .xml so I could ...
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How can I delete a draft message when it is an attachment and not text?

I accidentally selected the wrong contact initially. I'm not seeing a way to delete the draft. There isn't any text to delete. I am using Message+ 6.7.12 on a Samsung Galaxy S8.
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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? There are multiple reasons that MMS may be preferred. SMS and MMS may have different fee structures dependent on plan, carrier, and country. ...
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New smartphone + old simcard after 3 months (messages)

The police have lost my smartphone that i pay a monthly contract for. It has been lost for 3 months but i am holding out hope that it will be found as i am currently in communication with them hoping ...
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How can I quickly delete ALL texts on an unrooted phone?

On a rooted phone, I merely delete /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/databases/mmssms.db and then reboot. Is there anything similarly quick that can be done on an unrooted phone? I have a ...
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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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What is Error 38 and how do you resolve it?

My phone is working normally and network connection is fine. While trying to send an SMS, I get a notification for 'Error 38: Unable to send sms'. The message remains unsent after multiple attempts. (...
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Long texts not sending; if I set my phone to split them up, some don't go through

I have a Droid RAZR and I'm on Verizon, and when I try to send a text that's over 2x160 characters to another Verizon phone, it usually doesn't send. In the message details, my phone says "Received", ...
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Not receiving ALL text messages

I have a samsung galaxy s5....I started NOT getting texts from one person but she gets mine and I get other texts as well. I've tried a "reset settings" but not a "factory reset" because I don't want ...
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How to merge text conversations from multiple numbers into a single one?

I have a handful of people who have more than two numbers they contact me from, and I find it annoying to have so many different conversations for one person. I'm looking for a way (preferably, an app)...
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SIM 1 Card Full notification on HTC Desire SV

On my HTC Desire SV, a notification says SIM card is full Delete some messages to make more space. I've deleted all my messages and it still won't go away. I've clicked on it and it leads me to a ...
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On screen notifications for Samsung s4

I have a Samsung Galaxy Gt 19505. I am currently running andriod 4.4.2 I was wondering if there's any way to get on screen notifications for messages etc whilst using other apps. I used to have an ...
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SMS numbers preceded with the + symbol

I had difficulty SMS texting from Android using the dialing number form: + 852 xxxxxxxxxx Eventually it worked when I changed the number to the following form: 011 852 xxxxxxxxxx In these examples ...
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Change default options when sharing link

Whenever I share a link (by SMS/messages, facebook messenger, hangouts...), there is a subject/title included and sometimes added text prior to the link. This didn't happen before, it started a couple ...
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Can't send sms to short code recipients like 567676,56161 etc. From galaxy note 8

The message I get is "Failed to send message. Review and send again". I've tried entering the correct smsc number, allowing premium access , nothing has worked. I'm able to send sms to normal phone ...