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Should I or shouldn't I...follow up?

I wrote to this guy with the intent to hang out, but he hasn't responded and I'm not sure what's going on. Snowflakes underneath. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2016 - 19 answers

Why is my mother suddenly not receiving my texts?

I am able to receive my mother's text messages, but she doesn't get my replies. We've both tried a number of things to fix this, including calling tech support for our respective providers. This started happening suddenly after our texts always working fine. More inside. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Jun 22, 2016 - 16 answers

Better boilerplate for text default replies?

Both Messages and Mail for the Apple Watch have customizable lists of default replies that you can use to insta-reply to incoming messages. Especially for texting, I'm finding that the pre-provided replies beyond "okay" are pretty useless. What are better, handier ideas for a useful quick pre-written text message? [more inside]
posted by RogerB on Oct 26, 2015 - 10 answers

Need a Instant Messenger Program for small office

I work in a small office where everyone's computer is a Windows PC. We need the option to send each other a instant message when it would be easier to do that then to get up and go down the hall to ask a question in person. What would be a good FREE program that would be suitable for us? We do not use Microsoft Outlook, we use GoDaddy for our email server.
posted by just asking on Oct 15, 2015 - 17 answers

Am I being creepy?

I picked out a guy from afar that I thought was cute, found out his name, and added him on Instagram. Is it creepy for me to start messaging him? [more inside]
posted by sweetshine on Sep 30, 2015 - 39 answers

Best cross-platform free messaging option for 9-year-olds?

My 9-year-old daughter has an old wifi-only iPhone. Her 9-year-old friend has an old wifi-only android phone (i.e., neither is on a contract). They want to be able to message each other for free. What's the best option? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Dec 19, 2014 - 14 answers

Child-safe messaging device

I'd like to give my 2 nieces and 1 nephew a shared device this Christmas, with which they can send and receive SMS and MMS messages (or similar) to and from an explicit whitelist of contacts. Apple iMessage is not an option. Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Nov 25, 2014 - 15 answers

But which John?

I'm currently using Facebook group chats in some of my community organizational work. The "seen by" function is really helpful for more timely items, but the problem is that it only shows first names - but we often have multiple people in the group with the same first name. Is there a way to tell which John or Jane has seen the message? Googlefu is failing me.
posted by Conspire on Oct 21, 2014 - 2 answers

Simple and accessible IM app so I can stay in touch with my wife?

I'm looking for an iOS messaging app that is specifically aimed at the visually impaired or senior citizen, but am having trouble locating them in the App Store. Any suggestions? (snowflakes inside) [more inside]
posted by Mogur on Aug 29, 2014 - 5 answers

I can't believe I am asking a question about emoji, but I am.

I have an iphone 4S. I imessage with my husband and son a lot, they using an iPhone 3 and an iPad and iMac. If I send a message with an emoji in it, the emoji shows on my phone screen as the graphic/picture, and shows on their screen as the graphic/picture. If they send me a message with an emoji it shows on their screen as a graphic/picture, but shows on my screen as letters/symbols (e.g. :) <3 etc.) I know it is a bit silly, but this is driving my crazy. And my nearly 10 year old likes using emoji so I would rather figure it out than just say 'don't send me the damn things'.
posted by Megami on May 26, 2014 - 9 answers

"Online"-free cross-platform mobile *and* desktop messaging?

is there a mobile *and* desktop cross-platform messaging system that doesn't require "going online"? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Feb 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Messaging app for Android that supports Google Voice?

I need a text messaging app for Android that supports sending/receiving through my Google Voice number rather than my phone number. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Nov 25, 2013 - 2 answers

iOS app for my son so he can message a restricted list of individuals?

My son has an iPod touch and pretty much everyone in our family has iPhones and iPads. I would like to find a way that my son can text chat with only a small approved list of people. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Jun 24, 2013 - 14 answers

I don't want to f*ck; I want to make friends.

Good ways to make offline friends using the net? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 15, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me understand the new Google Hangouts service.

For a unified messaging service, I am a little confused. [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on May 16, 2013 - 6 answers

Should I keep messaging her?

I'm on OkCupd, and I've been chatting with someone who seems pretty cool and cute. We made plans to meet on Sunday, but she said she was busy but wanted to meet up later. I had a free ticket to a movie yesterday, so I asked if she wanted to come out. Again, busy, so I said "Hey, I'm free on Thursday and Sunday if you want to meet, but if not it's cool". I got a message back saying "I did want to, just got busy. Not into the attitude though so lets leave it there." The logical thing is just to leave it at that and not pursue her any more, but part of me wants to try and figure out if I can fix my mistake and at least meet up for a coffee to see if there's any chemistry there. Is it possible?
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants on Apr 15, 2013 - 45 answers

txt 4 free plz

My wife and I text each other a lot throughout the day - enough that I go over my one zillion text per month limit. An upgrade to the next level (unlimited) would be $30/month. What's the best, most seamless way to get free (or very low cost) texting? I only need it to work between the two of us; I can use regular texting for others. [more inside]
posted by SampleSize on May 24, 2012 - 39 answers

I wish to cut the cord on my cordless.

I have some questions regarding MMS charges and the Facebook Messenger app. Between it and the upcoming iOS messages in iOS5 I would like to completely eliminate my texting plan (in light of AT&T's total dick move of eliminating the $10/month text plan-which I was going to move to after iOS5). I figure between Facebook and my iphone-owning friends, family, and girlfriend I should be 99.9% covered and I'll eat the per-text charge on the 2-3 a month that may slip by. I just cant seem to find a clear answer on one point, though: [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Sep 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Texting from computer?

Can I send text messages to a cellphone from my computer? How? [more inside]
posted by John Borrowman on May 10, 2011 - 19 answers

Cell to cell

Cheapest way to text / call to California cell phone from Canada? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Feb 6, 2011 - 8 answers

I want a clever dumbphone.

I'm mostly happy with my Nokia 2330 (weeklong battery life, ultraslim and light candybar, disappears in my pocket, holds up to light abuse), but am getting tired of the slow messaging. The inbox and other sections/menus take forever to load, and I seem to type faster than the phone's little processor can handle. If the messaging was speedier, it would be perfect. But it isn't, and I'd like to upgrade. What should I be looking at next? I'd like to keep the features I like, but have a speedier phone. I only text and (barely) call. I will be prepaid with AT&T or T-Mobile.
posted by Xere on Jan 4, 2011 - 2 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 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

he can't feel it kick; can he at least see it?

Pre-paid/pay-as-you-go cell phone solely for picture messaging? [more inside]
posted by samsarah on Dec 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Feasibility of a ridiculous texting prank?

What is the potential risk, and legality, of my idea for a prank: sending the entirety of Romeo and Juliet in text messages to a friend. [more inside]
posted by Askiba on Nov 25, 2009 - 33 answers

Lower my monthly bill...

I plan on upgrading to a Blackberry Curve with Verizon and going on their emailing and messaging plan (450 min unlimited). On their website it comes to $99.99 an month. I'm an avid texter, want voice, be able to email, go online and use vzn navigator. I want to lower that monthly bill... What can I disable (that I'll be charged for) on the Blackberry so I won't have to pay $100 a month?
posted by likeapen on Jun 10, 2009 - 10 answers

Sending short messages long distance away

HTML question: As a complete newbie can someone tell me an easy way to send SMS messages using my account with a service provider which allows me to use a specific string to send text messages? more inside [more inside]
posted by london302 on May 3, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I stop getting AOL IM's texted to my phone?

I'm on a Mac and I use the program Adium to access my AOL IM account. I also have a Blackberry Bold....At some point, I decided to try the feature of connecting my AOL IM account to my cell phone which would allow me to receive IM's on my phone even when I am logged off from the service...Now I don't know how to make it stop.. [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Apr 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Simple IN/OUT system for work?

I want to set up a SIMPLE in/out system for about 75 employees using available technology if possible (outlook, skype?) so that our operators can see where folks are at easily. any recommendations? Rather not buy new software unless it is cheap and easy easy easy
posted by dougiedd on Jul 30, 2008 - 11 answers

Post-Sneakernet file transfers!

I need to send files (photography, some in archives) to a few people on the internet. I just want to share images quickly, without using something like AIM or email. (Currently trying Pidgin, it keeps crapping out.) What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on May 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me prove T-Mobile wrong

Can you send an email from your Nokia phone using your T-Mobile service? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on May 5, 2008 - 11 answers

How to access Good Messsaging backups?

How do I access my Good Messaging emails as plain text (or otherwise)? [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Feb 15, 2008 - 0 answers

Help with Primus' incoming text messaging address

Does anyone know the incoming syntax/format for Primus Canada's cell incoming text messaging addresses? [more inside]
posted by iTristan on Feb 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Any recommendations on a *Free* *Serverless* instant messaging client?

Any recommendations on a *Free* *Serverless* instant messaging client?I have a small network that I would like to allow instant messaging among all hosts. The problem is I am hoping to be able to do this without installing a server app. Any thoughts? These are all Windows boxes. I've done a few google searches...but haven't been able to find anything that really fits. (First question on AskMeFi!) Thanks, AltReality
posted by AltReality on Jan 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Help a cheapskate pick a cell phone model and plan.

We've all basically acknowledged that Canadian cell/mobile industry players are wankers and price themselves waaay too high for what we get. So until they get their act together I'm going to be cheap on my next purchase/plan. [more inside]
posted by iTristan on Jan 23, 2008 - 13 answers

What can I do with SMS?

Now that I have unlimited SMS (text messages) on my cell phone, what cool things can I do? [more inside]
posted by niles on Jul 10, 2007 - 27 answers

Any tools to manage status for multiple messaging clients?

Are there any Windows utilities that manage the status information for multiple IM clients? Skype, MSN, Yahoo... [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Apr 24, 2007 - 2 answers

Blank message screen on WM5 Smartphone

Help! Opening any text messages or emails displays a blank white screen on my Cingular 2125 (HTC Faraday) Windows Mobile 5 smartphone. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Mar 14, 2007 - 4 answers

Banned from Facebook for violating messaging limits. What now?

I accidentally violated the Facebook Terms of Service by sending too much mail. Am I now stuffed in regards to getting my account back? [more inside]
posted by rc55 on Feb 2, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I send a broadcast phone message?

I'm looking for a free service or free software that will allow me to send broadcast phone message(s) to several group members? [more inside]
posted by johnd101 on Apr 19, 2006 - 4 answers

I can't find the link. D'oh.

Someone posted a link to a browser based IM client that did AIM, Yahoo, MSN and ICQ on MeFi, and I've searched but can't find. [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Oct 13, 2005 - 9 answers

Text Messaging Using PC

Does anybody know how to send text messages internationally (USA to UK) for free using a PC? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80 on Sep 28, 2005 - 16 answers

Finding LiveJournal SysAdmins

Getting a message to a sysadmin staff currently in hell? [MI] [more inside]
posted by eriko on Jan 15, 2005 - 14 answers

What alternatives are there to Outlook for email?

Reborn Firefox user looking for e-mail advice. (mi) [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on Sep 25, 2004 - 10 answers

Is there a device that works as a pager, sends text-messages, and has wireless web access?

I need a way to keep in touch with my sweetie. I don't want a cellphone. I was thinking a combo of text-messaging + pager would be perfect. does such a device exist? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by soplerfo on Dec 12, 2003 - 12 answers

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