Sending a text message (SMS)

Sending a text message (SMS)

  1. From the Home screen, tap > Messages.
  2. Tap Compose message.
  3. Fill in one or more recipients. You can:
    • Enter the first few letters of a contact name or starting digits of a mobile number. As you type, matching names with phone numbers from your stored contacts are displayed. Tap a name or one of the contact’s numbers.
    • Tap , and then select the phone numbers of the contacts to whom you want to send the message. You can also select contact groups as recipients. When you have selected all the message recipients, tap OK.
    • Enter the complete phone numbers directly in the To field.
  4. Tap the box that says Add text, and then enter your message.
    • There is a limit on the number of characters for a single text message (displayed above the Send button). If you exceed the limit, your text message will be delivered as one but will be billed as more than one message.
    • 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.
  5. Tap Send, or press to save the message as a draft.
Note: No time to type? You can quickly enter a message with your voice. See Entering text by speaking for details.
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