Short Message Service (SMS) is a service available on digital mobile phones that allows sending short messages (160 characters) between these devices and between other handheld devices (PDAs), and even between fixed (fixed-line).

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How do I send SMSes from my computer through an Android phone?

I have an HTC Hero Android (European version) unlocked phone. Is there an app that will let me type away all my text messages on my PC and send the SMSes directly from the PC through my phone? I'm ...
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Disable SMS Syncing on Outlook

I've paired up my Samsung phone with an Outlook Exchange inbox (probably Outlook 2010), and now I've got the outstanding SMS syncing feature. Only, of course, it sucks, since my inbox get's flooded ...
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automate your computer via sms

I was wondering if it was possible to automate my pc by sending sms text messages to it. This is the plan: connect usb gsm modem to the pc Send the text "start explorer" to the usb modem using my ...
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How do I transfer the text messages (sms) from my iPhone to my Mac?

Ideally I could download them in some structured form, but I just want to read my SMS messages on my Mac. Is this possible? (I tried Syphone and it didn't recognize my iPhone 3G)
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How to send automated SMS messages over the internet?

Does anyone know of a service that will send SMS messages over the internet, and can be automated? Prefer service to: Be free Have an API freely available and highly modular Be open source ...
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How can I send SMS from my PC using my Android Phone (Galaxy S3)

I've been a long-time Nokia fan, but finally succumbed to the Samsung Galaxy S3's amazing screen, & Android's Open community. One feature I use a lot (about a hundred times a day...) is Nokia PC ...
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Enabling limited texting on Kindle fire

My nephew is a voracious reader and his folks got him a kindle fire. They want to let him text (they have a wifi gateway service) but only with some people - a short list of phone numbers. Any ideas? ...
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Receiving and processing SMS messages through a script?

I am attempting to setup a system to receive and process SMS messages automatically. The system is intended for use in a context (an unfunded migrant workers' union in India) where both finances and ...
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How does receiving SMS messages work in Google Voice?

Can a sender just send a message to my Google Voice (GV) number and it goes to me? Or do I have to send them an SMS from GV first to initiate the conversation? The reason I ask is that once I had ...
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Are there still any free website-to-sms services? [closed]

Back in the 90s I remember there were online e-mail services that allows you to send e.g. 10 free SMS messages to cell phones per month. Does anyone know if services like this still exist? Preferably ...
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Is there any SMS/MMS server for LAN environment

I am looking for a solution to send SMS/MMS message to mobile device from desktop or browser in LAN environment. As such, it is most probably using TCP/IP protocol to transmit request/response. The ...
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Do any solutions exist to SSH to a computer using SMS [closed]

There exists smart phone apps that allow you to SSH to a machine. Aside from the fact that this may be a really bad idea (security-wise), are there any programs/services that allow you to SSH to a ...
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Is it possible to receive SMS text messages on the computer?

I do not have a mobile phone. However, I would like to send and receive SMS text messages to friends' mobile phones using my computer (Windows) and the Internet. Skype allows me to send SMS ...
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Mutt config: # of characters displayed

I use mutt for my Gmail (IMAP). I respond to a lot of messages that are TXT messages from cell phones. When I reply to them I would like to know how many characters I have typed so I can avoid ...
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Send and receive texts through a desktop computer

Is there any BlackBerry Software through which I can send and receive my texts through a mac desktop?
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Synchronize Outlook 2007 with Google Calendar, using default notification setup in GCal for new events?

I've tried several products for synchronizing my Exchange-based Outlook 2007 account calendar with Google Calendar: SyncMyCal OggSync KiGoo Google Calendar Sync Unfortunately, they're all rather ...
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Integrate Lync with iChat

I am using MS Lync and I was wondering if it is possible to setup an Account in iChat (or Messages in the future) for Lync?
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Send scheduled SMSs via Skype

I would like to send programmed SMSs via Skype. I mean, I write a list with SMSs to different people that says; a) send a 04:30 a SMS to Joe "Wake up please, we meet at 05.30!", and so. The first idea ...
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Filter rule for SMS / text messages in exchange active sync (SMS sync)

Exchange server 2010 introduces SMS Sync (via exchange active sync), which works fine with my android device and the Samsung email app. However, all text messages are synced to my exchange inbox, ...
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Send SMS through the Internet? [closed]

I have a prepaid plan on my phone, so it costs money each time I send or receive a SMS. Is there a way for me to send and receive SMS through the Internet rather than through my mobile carrier? There ...
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How to send an SMS Message using Email or HTTP Protocols

I want to write a piece of PHP code that will send SMS to any number in the world. I read somewhere one can use email to do this as follows. user-number@carrier-domain.com ⇒ ...
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How can I send an sms from my mobile to my PC?

how to send SMS from mobile to PC without using blue-tooth, data-cable?
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Windows software to send SMS via ActiveSync through a Windows Mobile Phone

I've got an HTC Dopod 810 phone which runs Windows Mobile 5.0. I want to be able to send SMS messages from a Windows PC (XP and 7) from the phone while connected via the USB port. I am using ...
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is there any way to get into my nokia (3120 classic) without using nokia's software

i have some important information in my sent messages but i left it too long and it's way over-full and playing up. I have written a script to interpret the .vmg files which works quite well, i just ...
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Configure Google Voice SMS with Digsby IM

I want to be able to view my google voice sms messages as an IM service in Digsby. I can easily create an email, and set up email filters and forwarding, but that is not the solution I am looking for. ...
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Is it possible to send an SMS using a windows 8 tablet?

Now that there are some tablets with integral gsm modems, is there any support in the standard apps for sending or receiving SMS messages?
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Get notified when power goes off at remote location

I am running a small office of upto 10 computers with normal UPS for each system. Power cut is casual in my area I stay and I could not afford to inverters or generators. Some computers(linux & ...
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Is it possible for Gammu SMSD queue out sms when using null backend?

I have an application that send out sms using gammu smsd. My application don't need to save the sms for each sent message or received or error and on outbox, so I configure gammu-smsd with null ...
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SMS syncing in Outlook [closed]

I have recently left a company and have picked up that they have not disabled my mail account and that all mails have been forwarded via a rule to alternative people in the company. The company ...
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I would like to copy my iphone SMS from one backup to another

I recently have had to do a full restore to factory setting on my iPhone and now i want to copy my SMS messages from an old backup into a new backup made from the restored phone. I need to do this as ...
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SMS via console on Synology NAS

Does anybody know is it possible to send SMS via console on Synology NAS (kernel 2.6.32.12, synology_ppc853x_410). I tried to use gnokii with my old S40 nokia phone. But it seems there is no ...
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Browse Nokia 2700 Classic SMS messages on Mac

The SMS Inbox on my Nokia 2700 Classic is overflowing! (>3000). I would like to be able to browse them and quickly select which messages to delete. Is there a way to do this on a Mac?
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“MAS SMS-CDMA” Bluetooth service

I have my phone (LG Rumor Touch on Sprint) connected to my Windows 7 computer by Bluetooth. Usually, one of the services is unidentified and no driver is installed. Occasionally I have an issue that ...
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Which is an alternative to the service that Google Calendar offer for the free SMS notifications?

Which is an alternative to the service that Google Calendar offer for the free SMS notifications?
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Nokia backup on a Mac

As I have to bring my phone to a shop for repair, I want to backup my contacts, calenders and text-messages. My Nokia connects perfectly through Bluetooth with iSync. One baddy, however is that ...
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Can Outlook be configured to send SMSes via Gmail?

Gmail allows sending SMSes through its chat. Outlook 2007 and 2010 allow sending SMSes from Outlook using an SMS provider. Is there any way to specify that Gmail should be the SMS provider?
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How do I use my phone for SMS (while connected via bluetooth)

I connected my Nexus 5 to my Windows 8 computer via bluetooth, with the hopes that I could do 2 things. Use my computer to send SMS messages Use me computer as a headset (with my microphone and ...
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Sending an SMS in Skype using my mobile number

I want to use Skype to send SMSs overseas, and sent a test SMS or two to a friend. He got the SMSs alright, but couldn't directly reply since, by default, Skype was identifying me as my Skype Name. ...
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How to copy text message into PC

I have approx 4 months of text message conversation from my mobile (samsung ) that I need to copy onto my pc (windows vista) .is there any free tool available for this or is there any other way to do ...
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How do I verify an SMS came from the number which is in the From field? [closed]

I am wondering if it's possible to determine if any SMS'es I get that are suspicious, can be checked if they really come from the sender without actually calling the number and asking the person ...
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Multi sim GSM modem or alternative [closed]

I'm trying to administer the SMS trafic of my businesss centrally through a web portal. In Europe (except UK) we don't have a numbers/SMS trafic provider like Twilio or Clickatell, nor any build in ...
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How to contact with gmail support? [closed]

Recently I've found that I stopped receiving any sms messages from Google (calendar notification, 2-step verification messages). After small investigation I found out that all customers that have ...
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Sending sms with at commands, what kind of caracters i can't have in my message?

I need to know what kind of characters I can't put in my message, how to format it and if I can put spaces at the end of message. If some knows some about it, some bug, some hit, please tell me.
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Windows Media Player 11 Codec Installation

Scenario: Some of our users are trying to play DVD's or other media files and are getting a message telling them that they are missing a codec. Since there are not admins they cannot install the ...
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How does Google Chat SMS Actually Work?

Moving to Google cloud life & just started using SMS feature in Google Chat, but I'm troubled by how it "seems" to work and can't find a straight answer. The chat history details shows ...
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Why Text messages are limited to 160 characters? [closed]

I have been using online free sms websites and i wonder why they allow text messages characters to be 160... Why Text messages are limited to 160 characters? Is there any specific reason? If so what ...
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SMS reminder for Windows Mobile? [closed]

A lot of mobile phones can be setup to emit a reminder beep every few minutes if you have an unread SMS. If you miss the receive signal of the SMS (for example, if you've been in the restroom) you'll ...
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Alternative to text messaging

I have a BlackBerry issued to me by my employer. Recently, in an effort to cut costs, the text messaging was turned off. So there goes my social life :) Anyway, looking for alternatives that ...
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setup gmail to send text msg when email subject matches a string [migrated]

is there a way to send a (sms)text to myself when a new gmail message subject contains certain string? any solution in gmail itself or third party service or addons that would help me do this?
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I want to read SMS from SD card

I have my SMS in my Nokia phone saved to the SD memory card in a folder called Private\1000484b\Mail2 (at least I think they are). The folder contains files with no extension whatsoever (just files). ...