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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Browsing the Web through unlimited SMS plan

I recently purchased a plan for an old iPhone 5, which includes unlimited call and text, but no data. I was thinking: would there be a way to browse the Internet through text messages? I know there ...
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SMS messaging when tethered to phone in Yosemite, not just iMessages

Ive got facetime on my laptop working with my phone which allows me to make and receive calls (these are phone calls as opposed to facetime audio calls). Ive also got messages on my laptop but with ...
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Group text - I can't reply all

I have a group of ladies that are in the states (not sure if that makes a difference) that have a group text going. They see the group when they respond and they respond to the group I see what the ...
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I can send but cannot receive an sms on my iPhone 5s? This came out of the blue!

I can send but cannot receive an sms on my iPhone 5s-this just came about out of the blue!
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Is there a way to selectively enable “Text Message Forwarding”?

Yosemite's new "Text Message Forwarding" feature is a great convenience for communicating with friends and colleagues who use SMS for texting, but it has the potentially to fatally* undermine 2-factor ...
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How to disable local news texts to iphone

My iPhone 6 receives text messages of local news stories, from a local news source. I can't discover how to unsubscribe from these messages. How is it done? This is my first iOS device.
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SMS not working from MBP with Yosemite and iOS 8

I have updated my mid 2012 MBP to yosemite, and my iPhone 5s is running iOS 8.0. My wife called me last night, and sure enough the call popped up on my MBP. I answered the call, and it works fine. ...
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How to limit kept text messages in iOS?

I'm not an iPhone user, but help support them at work. We have a user who has a large amount of SMS messages for having the same iPhone for quite a few years. He's trying to delete old SMS messages. ...
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Email directly to iMessage?

I know how to send a message to X@txt.att.net and have it show up as a text message. I am wondering if there is a way to e-mail a message and have it go through iiMessage instead of SMS.
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Is there a better way to manage Text Messages?

Looking at the space distribution of my phone, I see that Messages account for 7 GB. There are a lot of photos and videos that have been sent over the years and I am assuming that locating and ...
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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 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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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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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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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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When I text someone, they receive it from 2 numbers

Whenever I text or iMessage someone, they recieve it from both my number from my old phone that I transferred over, and the number on this phone. How do I make sure only 1 number is in use?
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How can I simulate the process of marking a text (SMS or iMessage) as unread on my iPhone?

As far as I know, there is no way to mark a text message as unread (if there is, please share!). I often receive text messages at inconvenient times, read them quickly, and then forget to reply to ...
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How do I ONLY receive and send iMessage (not SMS)?

Is this possible? I have an international phone plan that charges way too much money for international texts. I'd like to still be able to use iMessage instead of other texting apps, (but realize it ...
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SMS texts hanging

I have an iPhone, iPad and a Macbook. All are interconnected for iMessage and I can use my Macbook for SMS texting as well via forwarding. Lately, my SMS texts, only, are not going through and I get a ...
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What happens when someone sends me an iMessage/SMS during a restore?

The restore process can take some time. What happens if someone sends me a message during this time that my phone is unusable? Will I be able to see the message at the end of the whole process? It's ...
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iPad messaging problems

I am trying to set up iMessage correctly, but I see no SMS / MMS options. I do not see an option to use my phone number associated with the Apple ID. Am I missing a simple step in the set up?
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Is this iPhone alert Trojan/Malware? [duplicate]

Once in a while I get this bizarre behavior on my iPhone 5's screen with iOS 8.3.1. (The button says 'Approve' - in Hebrew). I can't say if its SMS/MMS or something else. But it feels like Malware. ...
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How to analyse an iOS 8.2 Messages misbehaviour?

Bug description In iOS 8.2 I just discovered a misbehaviour of Messages application within the function to delete SMS. When a given discussion is opened, I want to select and delete a set of SMS. To ...
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I selected to send SMS instead of iMessage to a contact once, and it won't switch back, Why?

I sent an SMS text instead of using iMessage to a family member when I had bad cell service about a week ago. I have FaceTime-d with them since and even deleted and recreated their contact info, but ...
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How can I turn off receiving SMS (not iMessages) on os x mavericks?

Is there any way to turn off receiving SMS on Mavericks but still get iMessages? I find it a security flaw for SMS code login for secure websites, if somebody gains access to my computer they could ...
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How can I send message as Text Message on purpose?

I have noticed that iMessages usually fail when outside a reliable data network area. Only after iOS attempts to deliver the message and fails does it offer to send it as a text message. Often the ...
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iPhone text messages never get delivered

Text messages are disappearing when sent between two iPhones. The issue of iMessage losing messages sent to users who have switched to non-apple devices is well documented, but in this case we're ...
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How do I send a group MMS from the Yosemite Messages App when one user has iMessage?

I'm trying to send a group MMS message to a group of friends from my mac. Some are Android users and some are iMessage users. I can add all of them to the conversation from the mac, but as soon as I ...
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iPhone 5 sending messages through email

My text messages are sending through email and when I talked to others and looked it up I had to just select my phone number instead of the email address under send/receive in messages; however, my ...
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SMS on iPad. Doesn't see popup

I would like to activate SMS on my iPad but when I go on my iPhone, this one tell me to enter a code which appears on the iPad. But I have no popup on my iPad. I have the same iCloud account on both ...
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Send text messages to iphone by email

I'm looking for a cheap hack to text myself alerts whenever my server is down. (I know there's services like Nagios etc, I don't want to get into that.) I'm already sending out emails, so I'm looking ...
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Refurbished iPhone 4 won't send SMS

I recently purchased a refurbished iPhone 4. I trimmed my sim card to make it a micro-SIM and installed it into the phone. I can make calls and receive SMS, but I'm unable to send SMS. What could be ...
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iOS 7 Messages app reverts from iMessage to SMS at random

I am having an issue with the Messages app on iOS 7.0.4 (11B554a) whereby on conversations that were previously all SMS and the other person purchases an iPhone, Messages reverts from sending ...
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Not receiving SMS from fellow iPhone users

With Wi-Fi disabled on iPhone 4 with iOS7, or when out of range of a signal, I only receive text messages from other iPhone users as iMessage posts once the Wi-Fi is enabled, or am within range of a ...
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iPhone 4s receives blank SMS when message contains special or international characters

The iPhone 4s purchased some time ago outright through a budget carrier (Cricket in the US) is having issues receiving messages that contain, I can only assume, non-ASCII characters. If the 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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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 is the iPhone SMS database called in iOS 6?

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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Application to copy SMS messages from Sony Ericsson Bluetooth-equipped phone to Mac?

What application could I use to copy SMS messages from a Sony Ericsson Bluetooth-equipped phone to a Mac? I previously used BluePhoneElite 2 for this. But it no longer seems to be able to read the ...
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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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Transfer contacts and SMS from Samsung SGH-X830 to iPhone?

I need to transfer contacts and SMS history from a Samsung SGH-X830 to an iPhone 3G. Preferably, I would like to preserve date/time for SMS messages. How can I achieve this?
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My iPhone 4 won't send text messages!

My iPhone is not sending text messages through. It will take a long time to send (progressing the little bar at top very slowly), then it says "Message not Delivered". Why and how can I resolve this?
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How can i get delivery confirmation for sent sms?

I recently bought an iPhone and can't get the delivery confirmation when i send an sms. I went from reading this thread at Apple forums and have some clarifications. Old phones seems to can, last ...
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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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Why do I get no text alert for one contact only?

I have an iPhone 5s and when my mom texts it doesn't make a noise. It does when everyone else does. There is a small gray moon next to her name, but I have checked and her phone is NOT on "Do not ...
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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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I have suspicion a Mac user has visibility to my text messages

Can someone I don't know, set up their Mac to receive text messages from my iPhone 4? I am having issues sending text messages; I send to a group and not all recipients receive the messages. I do ...
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Lost my iPhone 5s, can I get non-iMessage texts back after I replace it?

I recently lost my iPhone, and have some important non-iMessage texts from android devices on it -- is it possible to restore these after replacing the phone, or am I out of luck here?
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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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How do I get Messages on OS X to text to a phone number?

I recently rebooted an OS X machine on which I had an ongoing conversation in Messages via text with a phone number on a non-iOS phone. Now, though I am able to continue sending texts from Messages on ...