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Text message archiving for businesses

Is there an all in one solution that will archive text message conversations for multiple styles of phones? Even more caveats inside... [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Apr 15, 2014 - 5 answers

Help make my iphone 5s messaging not horrible?

A convoluted story about failing to get an iPhone 5S to successfully do all messaging over SMS/MMS rather than iMessage. I would like a way to keep my cellular network turned off, but still be able to send and receive messages without constant errors. [more inside]
posted by Buckt on Feb 16, 2014 - 5 answers

Clay-signal For IPhone?

I need an app for the IPhone that will allow my partner to press a single button to send me a pre-written text message or pre-determined photo. This will be a sort of personalized Bat Signal (we'll call it "The Clay Signal") and will let me know that she needs my attention. [more inside]
posted by Clay201 on Feb 13, 2014 - 17 answers

How do I forward SMS messages from an iPhone to a PC or Android phone?

I have an iPhone 5 as my personal phone. Work is providing an Android device. I don't want to schlep around two phones. Help me streamline, please. [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jan 30, 2014 - 8 answers

Why can't I get group texts originating from iPhones?

Hi, my band members have iPhones. Since last month, I am not getting group texts from the other members. They can see my texts sent to the group, but their responses never reach my phone. Texts to and from the individual members work just fine, but I never get any of their texts to the group. Any idea what causes this and what can be done to fix it? I don't know the models they are using. I'm using a Blackberry Curve. The internet is filled with questions about this problem, but not specifically related to group texts, which are the only problem for me. The other issues are apparently related to iMessage.
posted by Ironmouth on Oct 18, 2013 - 14 answers

How was a fake SMS message sent from an iPhone? Was it hacked?

Last night my sister claims her iPhone received a text and somehow her phone replied to the text. Neither the sender nor my sister sent the message. Both of them own iPhones and were dining together in a restaurant when the messages were sent. My sister hadn't noticed the text exchange until this morning. [more inside]
posted by Bushmiller on Sep 15, 2013 - 9 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

Help me save/extract text messages from an iPhone

What is the "best" consumer-accessible solution to extract a text message (SMS/MMS) (or series of text messages) from an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on May 14, 2013 - 3 answers

Why does this phone need more cowb3ll?

Does anyone know what is going on with the text messages shown in this image? Mrs. fireoyster's iPhone keeps getting these texts, starting about a month ago, from a number that none of us knows. They started out once every few days and are now up to two or three per day, usually eight to twelve hours apart. The string "DT" always begins each text and the string "-cowb3ll" always ends each text. Searching on the Internet has yielded no results. She does use iMessage and it functions properly. Her current number was ported from my account on Twilio; could this have something to do with it?
posted by fireoyster on Jan 7, 2013 - 7 answers

Extracting/Importing iPhone SMS/MMS Data

So, I want to restore my iPhone to a backup that's about 1 month old. However, I don't want to lose all of the SMS/MMS and Contacts data that I've accumulated in the meantime. Is it possible to extract and import this newer data into my older backup? I've searched around previous, similar MeFi questions and various 3rd party software, but no dice. And, sadly, jailbreaking is not an option. [more inside]
posted by Sine_Agraphia on Jul 30, 2012 - 6 answers

I Bequeth These SMSes to My Estate and Future Biographers....maybe?

Help me catalog my youthful correspondence so that when I grow old and wither I may smile at a time well-spent but long-gone with those I love -- 21st CENTURY STYLE!!!11!! [more inside]
posted by Chipmazing on Nov 25, 2011 - 5 answers

SMS to PC export on iPhone

Why doesn't Apple allow me to export my SMS messages to a file on my PC [3GS UK O2 iphone]? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Aug 12, 2011 - 11 answers

Best Way to Get Special Email Notifications on iPhone?

Is there a way to make certain emails appear as push notifications on the iPhone? Or, is there a way to easily enable/disable toggle a Gmail forwarding filter? [more inside]
posted by irv4oh on Jul 29, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I transfer my text messages from one iPhone to another?

How can I transfer my text messages (SMS's), and only these, from my old iPhone to my new iPhone 4? [more inside]
posted by jaffacakerhubarb on Jun 26, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I change the SMS alert tones on my iPhone?

How can I change the SMS alert tones on my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by prior on May 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Mass text on the iPhone

I often have to text a lot of people (as in, 50) simultaneously. The iPhone I'm going to get (don't even try to dissuade me ;-) will make this a very sad experience for me. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Oct 24, 2009 - 18 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

How can I backup my iPhone messages?

How can I back up message threads on my iPhone (3G, O2-UK) into a text file or PDF? [more inside]
posted by Biru on Oct 15, 2009 - 4 answers

iphone mms help

Can I enable MMS messages on my jailbroken, unlocked original iPhone? [more inside]
posted by zackola on Aug 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Why can't my friend text me?

Why can't my friend text me? (iPhones/AT&T) [more inside]
posted by magicbus on May 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Real-Life Social Networking Tools

What online or iPhone-based tool can I use to send text messages to a bunch of people at once? A related but larger question: what online social networking tools can I use to help connect a community of not-very-geeky people who know each other in real life? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Nov 2, 2008 - 16 answers

Make iPhone SMS wake me up!

How can I make sure that the iPhone wakes me up when I get a text message? Is there a way to change the SMS ringtone to something louder/longer, make it repeat a few more times, or even just make it play the SMS notification sound through a pair of speakers plugged in via the headphone jack? It seems like it always plays SMS, mail, and alarm sounds through the built-in speaker. I'm looking for ways that do not involve jailbreaking my phone; I've already read about "SMSNotify" and even after the 2.0 jailbreak comes out I'd like to avoid using it if at all possible. [more inside]
posted by ckolderup on Jul 12, 2008 - 7 answers

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