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Short Messaging Service (SMS) is a system by which users can send a short text message to a phone or online SMS service.

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Why won't an SMS go through in certain geographical areas on my iPhone 5s if it contains exactly 148 or 149 characters?

This is odd. On my iPhone 5s (iPhone6,1 on Sprint 15.1 running iOS 7.0.2), whenever I try to send an SMS that contains either 148 or 149 characters, it fails to deliver. It took me a couple weeks to ...
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Create an SMS shortcut on homescreen?

Is there an application the creates a homescreen shortcut that sends a particular message to a specific number when pressed ? So basically something that allows : Add number Add text message ...
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Not receiving Text Messages after upgrade to iOS 7

Upgraded both iphone5s to ios7 approx two weeks back. Suddenly last Thurdays I cannot receive his texts. Phone calls and FaceTime yes. Texts no. He can receive texts from me. Any ideas?
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How can I view the time of a text message in iOS 7?

In iOS 7, I've noticed that some SMS/MMS messages have a date and time stamp displayed above the message. Although this is useful, not all text's in the list receive such a date and time stamp. Is ...
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iMessage routing with multiple devices - Forcing SMS delivery

I have a relative who is currently travelling abroad. They are not using data roaming on their iPhone, but occasionally grab some hotel of coffee shop WiFi. I have a problem communicating with them ...
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Allow SMS without other data

I am out of my home country, so data is pretty expensive (~ $20 USD/mb). However, I do have an international SMS package. In iOS 7, if I turn Data Roaming off, I cannot send or receive SMS. If I ...
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Undelivered SMS is read in an automated voice

A work colleague sent me an SMS that I didn't get. Instead an automated voice keeps calling my number and starts reading this message out to me when I answer. Is this a feature of the iPhone, and if ...
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Send short message to another Mac on the LAN

I am looking for an OS X application that will allow me to send a short message (URL, etc.) to another Mac running on the same LAN or WiFi. I have two Macs at work, my company iMac and personal ...
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How to send “delayed” sms?

Instead of sending an SMS right now, I would like to send a "delayed" SMS. For example, delay it by 45 minutes, or 60 minutes, etc. Is there any way to do it? I have tried the apps txtot, ...
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How much space is SMS taking up?

When I plug my iPhone into the PC and iTunes comes up, the "Other" is taking up about 40% of the bar. I suspect most of it is SMS/iMessage, since I am a heavy user (with photos and sometimes videos). ...
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iMessage vs SMS on command

I've got a really dumb question. I just got my new (to me) iPhone 4 on a plan and activated through a service provider. Yay! My iPhone was restored to a backup of my iPod so all the data and stuff ...
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Text Stuck in Message Field

Using an iPhone 4 and within Messages, a previously sent message text is stuck within the text box! Whenever I open a new message window, the text box shows with the old message text pre-populated ...
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Ipad multi network chat and SMS app

Is there an ipad app for various Instant message networks and SMS? Please recommend something that's as minimalist as the iMessage app, not a big flashy mess.
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Is there a way to mass-delete SMS messages that match a pattern?

At work, I have a job that sends me a SMS when a critical job fails. Because of a bug, it ended up sending several hundred SMS messages over the course of a night that I wish to delete. Is there an ...
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What are the reasons that an imessage would send as a text message instead?

I think my girlfriend is using facetime to talk to an ex-boyfriend so that it does not register as a call on our joint phone bill. (Or I'm the one worried about my secret relationships being spied ...
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How to send text messages to non apple devices from an iPad?

i just bought my iPad mini for 2 weeks or more which has been jail broken. So since I'm using a weekly prepaid data plan, I need to renew the data plan again and again for every week. Hence I wanna ...
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Selectively force Siri to send SMS instead of iMessage

I carry an iPhone. On occasion, I will use Siri to send a quick text message to a person, e.g. "Text Alice I'm on my way." My problem is that Alice has a non-Apple phone and an iPad, and I've used ...
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Ensuring replies to group messages go to the whole group rather than just the individual who sent the original

When I send a group text - I get back replies as individual messages all in their individual conversations and no one else can see the reply - this is fine if I want them private. But I have once ...
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Can an iPad Mini with cell phone service SMS another phone?

I understand that the iPad mini is Data Only, but does that mean it's impossible to send/receive a SMS from the device?
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How to save the contact from who I received an SMS?

I received an SMS from a phone nr that I don't have saved in my iPhone. How do I save that number as a new contact?
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What is this text message, and how worried should I be?

The following text message popped up on my iPhone, and it doesn't seem to be coming from the Message app or any other apps on the phone. Obviously this is a spam. But which app is showing this ...
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What is the iPhone SMS database called in ios6?

I need to migrate SMSs from an iPhone to an android, and I'd like to use solutions suggested here, but I can't find the SMS db file (reportedly named 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28) in my ...
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Are group messages sent over iMessage when possible?

When I select multiple recipients, both iPhones and other phones, they are all marked with the green color, as if the message will be sent as an SMS. Will the message be sent over iMessage to those ...
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Iphone 3g sms problems

I've been having this problem where I cannot send text messages but I can receive text messages connect to the internet make calls. I've called my network which is 3 and they have ...
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iMessage User “is not registered with iMessage”

Recently bought an iPhone 5 & iPad Mini. Today tried to message a non-iphone user and got a red name icon in the addressee box that came up as "...is not registered with iMessage" that came up" ...
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Problems with Group SMS

I have an iPhone 4S. Whenever I try to send a group message to people who have iMessage and people who don't, I either get replies from 1 person but I recieve it as an individual text message or I ...
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iOS app store submission - including a screenshot that isn't a screenshot of the app [closed]

Along with the screenshots of my app, I'd like to include a screenshot that shows what my app delivers e.g. an SMS message (picture is just for reference): One of the features of the app is to send ...
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How could I message a dumb phone and an iPad at the same time

I have an iPhone and my friend has a regular old dumb phone and an iPad. At school, she has no cell service, but she does have wifi on her iPad. Everywhere else she has her phone, but doesn't carry ...
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When is a message charged?

I opened my contacts, clicked my friend's name and using his email, sent him a message. My friend's email is associated with an apple account. Yet when the message was delivered, it turned green. Does ...
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iPhone-Android texting compatibility

Text messages from my iPhone to my friend's Android phone do not stay in the 160 characters as sent. Sometimes they appear as two or three separate texts when they are received.
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App to text for free to Hong Kong

I'm traveling to Hong Kong and I want to install an app on my iPhone which will allow me to text for free to non-smart phones in Hong Kong (specifically, to this provider: +852-90207 XXX). Is there ...
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Unable to send text to another iPhone on same account

I'm having issues sending messages/texts to my to wife's iPhone but she can send them to my iPhone and they show up with my ID? Can anyone tell me why and how I can fix it?
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SMS Message doesn't state it has been sent

I have an iPhone 4, sometimes I get the green sms bubble and sometimes an iMessage bubble. At times it states sent as text message and sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't does that mean the ...
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Is there a way to save money by disabling SMS and routing to IM?

I.e., could I configure a client such as AIM, Jabber, Skype, etc. on my phone and completely switch off SMS altogether? Would the sending party be alerted that their SMS won't go through?
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iMessage deleted by the other iphone removes it from my thread on my iPhone?

If someone I am iMessaging with on the iPhone-4S sends me a message and they delete it; will it also delete on my phone??
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Is there an iPhone 3GS app that stores incoming SMSes encrypted?

I'm looking for an app which will store the incoming SMSes encrypted. Is there any?
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Multiple SMS, Marketing campaigns through iOS?

I've got a little business with around 1000 customers and I like to take advantage of a mobile plan that lets me send a lot of SMS messages per month. I've got my customers' emails and phone numbers ...
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Schedule text message on iPhone

Is there an iPhone app in the App Store which allows scheduling of text messages? For example, I would like to setup birthday messages, so I don't forget them, or reminder messages. I know of such ...
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Do multimedia messages sent with iMessage impact data?

When I send a pictures from my iPhone (which has a SMS/MMS plan), does it impact data if I'm on a 4G network, and send it through iMessage? Similarly, if I disable iMessage, then send an MMS over 4G, ...
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Can I cancel SMS sending on iPhone while it is still in progress?

Is it possible on iPhone to stop sending SMS while it is still in progress? E.g. Accidentally pressed send. Or spotted a typo just after pressing send.
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Is it possible to receive SMS with the Messages beta for OS X?

I feel like I've read 7 or 8 different articles on the Messages beta, but I'm not seeing my question's answer. So, is it possible with Messages for OS X, to receive SMS texts sent to my phone number? ...
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iPhone 4S Auto-Correct

Is there any way that I can get auto-correct on my iPhone 4S to stop changing the word "Yo" to "To?" I have tried adding a keyboard shortcut for "Yo" as well as adding Spanish to my International ...
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How can I hide my texts when my screen is locked?

I had that option before and the recent update messed all my settings up:( now I can't hide my texts. I don't want people at work seeing my texts. I have my phone locked but everyone still can read ...
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Will I receive texts after turning send as SMS off?

I want to use Viber for my calls and text messages so I turned off send as SMS. Do I still receive texts?
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Preventing reply-alls from Group MMS text messages?

I have some family members with iPhones. They have figured out how to send text messages to multiple recipients: start a new Message, and add multiple contacts in the To line. Unfortunately, they ...
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How to send predefined/canned SMS/iMessages?

Is there a way to prepare predefined/canned messages in order to quickly send them by SMS/iMessage on the iPhone or iPad? I find myself quite often using the same 4-5 templates: I'm in a meeting, I ...
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Send an address in a sms to map app

If a friend sends to me an address in a SMS or IMessage, for example "I am at 123 Main St" can I send that to the Map app to get directions there?
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iOS 6 SMS message delivery reports

Is there a way to enable delivery reports on the iPhone on the Vodafone network in Western Europe? This is a feature I sorely miss on my iPhone, being able to tell whether a message is delivered. The ...
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simple timestamp for SMS on iPhone

I am thinking this is an easy question, because I know how to do it in iChat for the computer. But for an iPhone, SMS messages are shown as a speech bubble in a conversation with someone. Aside from ...
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How can I change the number of times my iphone tries to notify me when I receive an SMS message?

I would like to change the number of times my phone 'pings' me when I receive an SMS message. I'm not sure who decided that 2 pings was enough and there would be no visual indicators but I would ...