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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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 ...
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Recovery of deleted SMS

I have never backed up or sync'd my iPhone 4S and need to recover deleted text messages. Are these stored until they are overwritten? When would the overwriting occur on a 32GB iPhone?
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How do I silence the message ringtone while talking?

During a phone conversation on my iPhone (iOS5) today, I received three text messages. Each one caused my phone to play my message ringtone rather loudly in my ear. Is this normal behavior? Is there ...
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Is it possible to determine the date a photo (received via text message) was taken?

Is it possible to download a photo received in a text message and determine the date that the photo was taken? I have an iPhone.
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How do I transfer text messages from my old Blackberry to my new iPhone?

I recently bought an iPhone after using the same BlackBerry for 4 years. I have 25,000+ texts on it, that I would like to get on my iPhone. Does anyone know how I could accomplish this?
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Is there an iOS SMS Texting app that allows parent to get a record of all texting messages?

My son (pre-teen) received an iPod Touch for Christmas. He has a friend that does not have an iOS device. But his friend can text. I am still at the stage and my son is still of the age that I ...
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Would an iPhone delete text messages by itself? [duplicate]

Would an iPhone 3G delete text messages by itself? I have lost some text messages and don't know where to find them! Thanks.
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How do I send someone a normal text if they also use iMessage?

My brother has a Windows Phone, and an iPad. Whenever I try to text him, it sends him an iMessage to his iPad, not a text message. Since he does not always have his iPad with him, he doesn't get my ...
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How can I tell whether my friend is using iMessage or Message to SMS me?

When I SMS my friend (iPhone 4 to iPhone 3), green messages mean that it's a Message and blue messages mean that it's an iMessage. However the messages that my friend sends me (iPhone 3 to iPhone 4) ...
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How can I copy an email address from a text message?

I got a text message, and I want to copy an email address from message context, but iOS comes to send email app, how can I copy it? Thanks in advance.
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SMS transfer clarification

I am new to the world of iPads and iPhones, so forgive my ignorance if something sounds silly. I am trying to find a solution for transferrring my SMS messages from a Nokia backup file which only ...
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Is there a way to “unsubscribe” from group texts in iOS?

When you send a group text message in iOS, it appears as if you automatically opt in to receive any and all replies to that message. Is there a way to avoid being included in group replies? Is there a ...
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How do you use Google Voice instead of built-in text message with Siri on iPhone4S?

I would like to use the Google Voice app instead of the built-in Text Messages with Siri on the iPhone 4S. Is this possible and how?
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What type of database is the iOS 5 SMS db?

I've literally been trying to crack this for an hour. With previous versions of iOS, the db was a simple sqlite file and could be opened with any sqlite utility. I really need access to these messages ...
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Restoring Missing iPhone Messages

A friend of mine has an iPhone 3G and around September his phone seemed to lose all of his SMS messages, and now only messages received since then are visible. I have found some sources saying that ...
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Operations: how to filter text messages on iPhone

Question for operations people. I work at a place that believes in configuring Nagios to send SMS alerts on all priorities of issues - even non-urgent ones that I don't need to wake me up in the ...
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What does “when iMessage is unavailable” mean?

In the settings for the iOS 5 Messages app there is an option to send messages as SMS "when iMessage is unavailable". Under what conditions is this the case? Is it merely the obvious (no data ...
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Has iMessage changed anything about how texts are forwarded from iChat to offline users?

For some time it has been possible to configure iChat accounts so that iChat messages sent when one is offline are forwarded to a mobile number. This conveniently allows iChat-to-moble conversations. ...
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Can I prevent SMS alerts from showing on the Lock Screen in iOS 4? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent SMS messages from being shown on the iPhone lock screen? I am aware that the text message preview can be disabled so that the actual message is not ...
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iPhone SMS: Same Contact, Different Phone Numbers

Is there any way to differentiate between a contact with different phone numbers in Messages?
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How to fix SMS app showing no message even though they are available through Spotlight?

I was composing an SMS message and then I tapped on send button. This message was composed for group of 50 persons. It started sending messages in background and I could hear the sound of sending ...
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What SMS apps exist on the iPhone that support ascii emoticons, not emoji?

This is an open question, but it is a logical followup of my previous question asking for an emoticon keyboard app. It appears it is not possible to define a system-wide keyboard that supports ASCII ...
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Can I prevent SMS from showing on the Lock Screen in iOS 4?

I have some private SMS messages I want to hide. The problem is that they are displaying on main screen even when it's locked. So it was useless using password because it's displayed even with the ...