Send & Receive Messages
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Send & Receive Messages

Create and respond to text (SMS), Advanced Messaging, or picture (MMS) messages, add, save, and view received attachments and more.

  1. ACCESS MESSAGING: Select the Messaging app.
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  2. COMPOSE A MESSAGE: From the Messaging inbox, select the Compose icon.
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  3. Enter the desired contact, then enter the desired message.
    Note: To add additional recipients and create a Group Message, select the Contacts icon, select the desired contacts, then select DONE. To remove recipients, select the Backspace icon to delete desired contacts.
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  4. ADD AN ATTACHMENT: Select the Attach icon, then follow the on-screen prompts to navigate to the desired file.
    Note: If Advanced Messaging is turned on (Messaging App > Menu icon > Settings > More > Advanced Messaging > Advanced Messaging switch), you can get read receipts, see when someone is replying, and share files up to 10MB. Otherwise, you can share files up to 1 MB. To learn more, view Advanced Messaging or visit
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  5. When finished, select Send.
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  6. When a new message is received, the Message icon will be displayed in the Notification bar.
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  7. READ A MESSAGE: From the Messaging inbox, select the desired Message thread.
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  8. SAVE AN ATTACHMENT: Select and hold the desired attachment. Select Save attachment.
    Note: To view the saved attachment, from the home screen select Gallery Icon then select Downloads. Downloaded images can also be viewed in Photos.
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  9. FORWARD A MESSAGE: Select and hold the desired message, then select Forward.
    Note: To complete this action, enter the desired contact then select Send.
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  10. REPLY TO A MESSAGE: Select the desired message thread, enter the desired response then select Send.
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  11. DELETE A MESSAGE: Select and hold the desired message, then select Delete.
    Note: You will be prompted to select DELETE again to confirm.
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  12. DELETE A MESSAGE THREAD: Select and hold the desired message thread, then select Delete. Select DELETE to confirm.
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