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Google Voice help, please!

I've been having problems using Google Voice for texts ever since I got a new cell phone in December (Samsung Galaxy Mega). Inside is how I would like it to be configured and what is happening instead. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on May 8, 2014 - 4 answers

What's the best cell phone for texting?

Not your usual question. I'm on a family plan with unlimited everything so I'm not asking about plans or providers. I just want to be able to text a lot without strife. [more inside]
posted by The Biggest Dreamer on Aug 15, 2013 - 21 answers

Matching two spreadsheets via one matching column

I have two separate marketing lists on spreadsheets, both of which were originally opt-in, but have been residing on different systems - System A for email marketing and System B for SMS marketing. List A has the users' email addresses, cellphone numbers and names. List B just has the users' cellphone numbers (plus a column called "unsubscribed" for those people who. I want to combine the two spreadsheets to create one spreadsheet while keeping the column called "unsubscribed" so I know which people to keep permanently removed. Can you advise me on how to synchronise these two spreadsheets using the cellphone number as the common data? Thanks!
posted by skylar on Jun 3, 2013 - 4 answers

Anonymous SMS to Twitter

I want to create a number to send text messages (SMS) which will then post all the messages onto a Twitter feed... [more inside]
posted by iamck on Apr 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Smart SMS tricks for a dumb phone?

Smart SMS tricks for a dumb phone? [more inside]
posted by BlackBox on Oct 16, 2011 - 17 answers

Why do web sites that send me text messages need to know my carrier?

Why do web sites that send me text messages need to know my carrier? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Apr 5, 2011 - 6 answers

How to text in Japanese?

Foreign-language texting on non-iPhones? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Aug 27, 2010 - 2 answers

Temporary cell phone w/SMS in China (Beijing)?

What are my best options for a temporary (3 week), prepaid cell phone with text messaging while on a trip to Beijing and Xi'an? [more inside]
posted by yukonho on Apr 7, 2010 - 3 answers

No phone reception: how to get texts?

How can I send and receive SMSs in a mobile phone blackspot? [more inside]
posted by fightorflight on Oct 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Sweden Filter: Telenor and SMS to US, and a little more

1. Why won't my sms's go through 2. Any way to permanently change all my numbers to have a +1 in the front? 3. Help with roaming charges [more inside]
posted by hipersons on Aug 5, 2009 - 4 answers

Why does my phone SMS me when I check voice mail?

Why does my cell phone send me a text message whenever I retrieve my voice mail? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Aug 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Twitter SMS Problem: Direct Messages Always Comes in Two's

I use Twitter and have direct messages sent to my phone. Any time someone send me one message, I get two SMS messages on my phone. I hate that. How can I make it stop?
posted by abbyladybug on Mar 7, 2008 - 5 answers

How many SMS messages fit on a floppy?

Mathfilter: How many text messages (SMS) will fit on a floppy disk, or a CD-ROM? Once that number is derived, how much will it cost to send or receive that many messages if a consumer pays per message (American carriers or Intl carriers would be great)? [more inside]
posted by kenneth on Mar 3, 2008 - 6 answers

How can I send text messages to people on various services through e-mail or some other gateway

We'd like to build an application that can send text messages to people on various cell services. Think something like how twitter works where they give you their cell number, and then you can send messages to them. We've found an easy way to do it via e-mail if you know the service that the person is on, but I have to think there's a better way to handle this. The problem is I'm not sure what keywords to be searching on to find helpful information. Can you point me towards a breakdown of how to set something like this up or help me figure out what keywords I need to find it myself?
posted by willnot on Dec 11, 2007 - 7 answers

How donations via SMS works?

I need to setup donations via SMS for a client, but I don't know how I can start. What companies offer this, what are the costs. Anyone knows?
posted by Leech on Oct 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Sending SMS to multiple people

How do I send SMS messages to multiple people at once? [more inside]
posted by joelf on Sep 18, 2007 - 20 answers

Best phone for texting in Mexico?

I'm moving to Mexico City in about a month, and from what I hear, my Motorola Razr phone won't work there, since it's the Verizon model (not GSM). What phone should I get to replace the Razr? [more inside]
posted by jacob on Sep 14, 2006 - 9 answers

Get me off Us Weekly's list!

I get spam text messages from Us Weekly magazine on my phone that I guarantee I did not sign up for. T-Mobile won't block messages from the number they come from. How do I get myself off the list? I don't care who cheated on whom, especially since I'm getting charged for each text message they send.
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Aug 18, 2006 - 12 answers

Cheaper cellphone texting from the UK to the USA.

How can I save money sending hundreds of SMS messages (and making occasional phonecalls) from my UK mobile phone to a USA cell? [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Jul 16, 2006 - 9 answers

Traditional Voice Connection Modem over CDMA digital Cellular?

Can I do a modem data connection over voice-only CDMA digital cell phone? How about other data/SMS/email hacks? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Dec 29, 2005 - 9 answers

To get a text message on my cell phone when a client emails my regular account, should I use SMS or POP?

So I just got a whizzy new cellphone with SMS and a POP client.

I want to get some kind of text message whenever a client sends e-mail to my regular account, and I've already got this working, basically. My cellular service is with T-Mobile. I use OS X and Mail.app; I've already set it so that, when a Mail.app rule is matched ("sender is in Clients group"), an Applescript is triggered that fires a short e-mail message showing the sender and subject line of the client's message to a special mobile-only e-mail account I set up. It might be nice to include the first few words, too, but I haven't gotten that far.

Questions: Would it make more sense to do this by SMS? If so, how would I send the message via SMS? Right now I've got the phone polling my mobile-only POP account every 30 minutes, and it seems to be a slow process. I'm also not sure what the billing hit would be per SMS message or for checking POP e-mail.
posted by adamrice on Dec 17, 2003 - 14 answers

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