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Send a Text Message (SMS)

Quickly compose and send text messages on your phone.

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon > messages app icon Messages.
  2. Tap add icon.
  3. Enter a contact name or mobile number in the "To" field.
  4. Tap the "Add text" box and then start composing your message.

    screenshot of compose message

Note: A counter appears above the Send icon messages send icon to tell you how many characters you have entered and how many characters are left. Once you go over the 160-character limit, a new message is created but automatically joined into one when received.

  1. Tap messages send icon to send, or tap back key icon to save the message as a draft.

Note: Your text message automatically becomes a multimedia message if you enter an email address as the recipient, add a message subject, attach an item, or compose a very long message.