I moved to another country but often need to do 2-step verification with my old American website accounts. The trouble is, these systems insist on my providing some (###)###-#### number but I don't have one anymore, so I have to have a text sent to my dad in the States and call him up. Is there a service that will let me sign up to receive text messages in the US, read them online, but (key thing) also pass verification? [more inside]
Due to various happenings, I temporarily deactivated my Facebook account several weeks ago. However, today I got a message from (326) 651-00 reading "[Friend's name] shared [not a friend's name, someone I don't even know] post. https://fb.com/[various characters]. Reply with your comment or "like"." I did not open the link... [more inside]
Help maximize my small data allowance! [more inside]
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]
I am rather experienced with handling my communication with my international traveling as I have been doing it for some time. However my current job relies very strongly on text messaging and I haven't come up with a bulletproof solution as to how to receive and respond to text messages seamlessly. [more inside]
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]
I have an HTC phone that keeps sending duplicate text messages because it thinks delivery is failing. Except they're sending out fine. So now I just send out 8 text messages every time I try to send something. How do I fix this? [more inside]
Why do web sites that send me text messages need to know my carrier? [more inside]
I'm looking to get a virtual international phone number that can send and receive SMS text messages and can be used with my US mobile phone. I've found Virtual Phone Line and VoipVoip, but they support voice calls only, not SMS.
Foreign-language texting on non-iPhones? [more inside]
Looking for software or an app that will allow me to track expenses via SMS, but that will also allow me to track how much money is left in my account. [more inside]
How long of an SMS message can I send, if my phone is on Fido, and the recipient is on Bell? 140 characters? 160? [more inside]
Is there a good, free and reliable email-SMS client that allows two way communication via SMS? [more inside]
I have a WinMo 6 phone and a Vista computer. How can I send SMS from the computer? [more inside]
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]
I want to ditch my cell phone for a text only device. I want my wife to be able to reach me at will, but other than that, folks will just have to wait. What is the best option? [more inside]
How can I archive my phone's text messages for future reference, without paying a lot in money or effort?
How can I make an archive of my SMS messages? In this era of network-accessible, searchable, archived, free, multi-gigabyte email storage, I'm a little miffed that my SMS storage is limited to arbitrary limit of 50 message on my phone. Lots of important things come in via SMS, and I hate how they just disappear. I get Twitters from friends, nice notes from my girlfriend, voice mail transcriptions from CallWave, business information via GOOG-411's text service... and so on. I'd like for the solution to cost as little as possible. I don't have an unlimited txt plan (I get a few hundred per month) so simply forwarding every SMS I receive and CCing every SMS I send to an email address isn't a very appealing solution as it really raises my SMS costs and takes effort. [more inside]
How do I send SMS messages to multiple people at once? [more inside]
Now that I have unlimited SMS (text messages) on my cell phone, what cool things can I do? [more inside]
Help! Opening any text messages or emails displays a blank white screen on my Cingular 2125 (HTC Faraday) Windows Mobile 5 smartphone. [more inside]
Who were the first group of people to embrace SMS texting? Did any members of the group who designed the protocol accurately predict how it would be used? [more inside]
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]
Can an SMS be formatted/created in such a way that when it reaches the cell phone it looks like a fill-in form? [more inside]
What is the cheapest cell phone options that will be used only for SMS? [more inside]
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]
Is there an easy way to set up a Motorola SLVR or RAZR so that MMS/WAP functions properly in other countries (i.e., using a different SIM card)?
Is there an easy way to set up a Motorola SLVR or RAZR so that MMS/WAP functions properly in other countries (i.e., using a different SIM card)? [more inside]
How does one go about procuring one of those magic 5 digit SMS numbers? For instance: 46645 (googl) is the SMS interface to google.