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Text Messaging Help

Updated on August 20, 2014

All About Text Messaging for Beginners

Text messaging is a great communication tool. It allows quick and easy messaging that's less disruptive than a voice call but more immediate than e-mail and it potentially allows for true two-way communication. However, for many people text messaging can be a confusing language, an etiquette maze, a nuisance, a needlessly costly service, or otherwise confounding issue.On this page you can find all the text messaging help you need. We cover everything from the language and costs to blocking and messaging by voice and everything in between.

Text Messaging Abbreviations

Symbols, Lingo, and Abbreviations for Beginners

Text messaging is a language that by necessity, is abbreviated to make it fast and easy to use. If you are new to text messaging it is important to understand that all you can about text messaging abbreviations:

single letters or numbers often represent words. For instance, "Y" means "why" and "8" means "ate" Acronyms replace many phrases and sentences. An example is "ADBB" for "all done, bye, bye". Capitalization and punctuation are seldom used. Vowels are frequently left out in order to minimize keystrokes. For instance,"btwn" is typed for "between". Symbols are part of the text messaging language as well. For instance someone might type :) to indicate a friendly or happy tone so that the receiver doesn't misinterpret the intention of a message.There are a number of ways to learn more about text messaging lingo, symbols, and abbreviations via sites online. See below for some handy resources.

Learn More About Text Messaging Abbreviations, Symbols, Lingo, and More

Texting Etiquette for Beginners

A Bit More About Text Messaging Etiquette

Cutting Text Messaging Costs

Text messaging can get expensive if you're an avid user. Need text messaging help to cut those expenses? The two most common ways of cutting the cost are to:

identify services that allow you to send at least some of your text messages for free (see below) sign up for a cell phone plan that offers the best price for the amount of messaging you use. For many people this is a cell phone plan with unlimited text messaging. However, if you use messaging sparingly an unlimited plan won't be your most economical option. The plan should match your usage.

Guidelines for choosing a text messaging plan are below.

Cutting Text Messaging Costs: Sending Text Messages Online

There are a number of ways to send a text message via an internet connected computer versus via cell phone, many of which will save you some of the cost since there are generally charges for both sending and receiving text messages on a cell phone in the US.

Most cellular providers have an area on their website where text messages can be sent to customers of their services. For instance, Sprint has this page, T-Mobile this page, Alltel this page, Verizon this page, and so forth.

In addition many popular sites have messaging services. Google , AOL, and Yahoo! all have such messaging services. There are also an increasing number of apps and free group messaging services that allow you to text message people in your contacts list for free. Beluga and GroupMe are examples.

There are also a number of online options such as textmessage.cc and onlinetextmessage.com which give users the ability to send messages for free; with charges going to the person who receives message.

How To Send Free Text Messages

Reminder: Text Message Limit

Don't forget: Text Messages are brief. Generally there is a 160 character limit per message. Thus, all of the abbreviations are needed even if speed wasn't an issue.

Unlimited Text Messaging

If you use text messaging sparingly, an unlimited plan is not the best route to cutting costs. It is better to match your usage up to the plan.

However, for those who make frequent use of the service an unlimited texting plan can save a significant amount of money. Such plans add on a predictable $10 to $20 per month versus a per message cost.

To find the unlimited plan that "fits" consider the following:

How much texting will you use?Most cellular providers offer a texting option with a cap at several hundred messages which will be less expensive than an unlimited plan. Is out-of-network messaging included?Be sure the plan doesn't cover only in network messaging. Is picture and video messaging included?This is important only if you will be using such services. Beware the data transfer cap.Some "unlimited" plans still have a cap on how data can be transferred and charge more for any amount that goes beyond the cap.Note: Most unlimited plans don't include international text messaging. If this is a service you will use, be sure you know the cost.

Group Text Messaging

Most cellular providers allow users to send the same message to multiple people at one time for the cost of a single message. The user merely needs to set up a group and then send the message to the group. This can be time saving, fun, and economical.

International Text Messaging

Need text messaging help regarding international services? There are a few services online that advertise free or discounted international text messaging services.

The first, i-text.it allows users to send messages from their cell phone or PC to anyone in the world that has a GSM/GPRS Java enabled phone. Instead of being charged users must receive ads. The email2sms service also allows users to send messages via their website to cell phones internationally for no cost in conjunction with ads.

Another service is SendSMSNow which offers some free and some discounted messaging services.

See International Text Messaging for more information.

Advice on Blocking Text Messages

More experienced users may be more interested in text messaging help regarding how to block unwanted messages. It's wise to check your cellular service providers site to see about setting up texting filters. For instance VText.com allows Verizon users to set up texting preferences and on Sprint's site, users can go to their Online Tools, click on SMS/Text Messaging and then indicate their Settings and Preferences.

Safety: Blocking Text Messages (and Calls) While Driving

If you're a parent, you may be more interested in seeking text messaging help that can prevent your teens from texting and driving. DriveAssist is new software being developed for release in 2009. It is said to sense when the indvidual is driving and automatically block calls and messages.

Parents will reportedly still be able to send voice messages to their kids despite the block and 911 can always be reached. To learn more about this software from the developer visit this video link. Taser, the maker of the stun gun type devices, will soon offer a product called Mobile Protector and another called Driver Protector that allows parents to have control of their kid's cell phone. These products offer many parental control options, but blocking text messages is one of them. Driver Protector specifically allows parents to block calling and messaging while driving if desired.

Another product in development is Keys2SafeDriving which is a Bluetooth device that will allow parents to embed car keys within it. When the key is in use, the teens cell phone will cease to function, both voice calls and text messaging will be unavailable. Designated numbers and 911 will still be accessible and passengers in the vehicle would still be able to use a phone. You can learn more at the link above. This product will likely be made available through cellular providers.

Hands Free Text Messaging While Driving

Certainly distracted driving can be deadly. Many states are moving to ban text messaging while driving for good reason. Some advocates feel that hands-free texting poses much less of a threat, but some studies show that it still results in distracted driving.

However, for the time being, if you must text while driving and can't wait to pull over and stop, then texting hands free will at least allow you to keep your eyes on the road. Automakers are said to be considering the addition of voice-activated capabilities. Right now however, there are other voice options for hands free text messaging as you drive. Dial2do.com allows you to text, e-mail, record reminders, Tweet, and more by voice using any cell phone. You can listen to your messages as well. Vlingo.com also offers a product that allows hands free texting with a number of popular smartphones.

Another free application that Android phone users (and eventually iPhone and Blackberry) can try is StartTalking which allows users to listen to and send text messages by voice, without touching or even looking at their cell phone. The app does more than offer text messaging help though. For instance, users can also send and receive audio messages up to 10 minutes long. The receiver does not have to have the application.

Drivesafe.ly

Here's a free download that will read text and e-mail messages on your Blackberry or Android Phone. It also delivers a message to the sender to let them know you're driving.

Safety: Parents Can Monitor a Kids Text Messaging

Additional text messaging help for parents concerned about predators and harassment is available through current third party products. There are now services that allow concerned parents to monitor their kids use of text messaging(as well as calls and e-mails). My Mobile Watchdog from RADAR is one example. It allows parents to track any unapproved calls/messages and keeps incoming and outgoing messages.

A new product was recently announced by TextGuard that reportedly monitors and potentially blocks text messages, as well as allowing parents to monitor messages without kids being aware of it. In addition, Taser's upcoming product, Mobile Protector will allow parents to monitor calling and messaging as well. Parents can have the software alert them anytime an unknown number calls or messages their child, they can even block specific number if desired.

Sending a Text Message to a Landline

With "text-to-speech" technology it is possible to send text messages to landline phones. For the sender the process is the same, the receiver gets a computerized voice call on their landline, and the sender gets a confirmation that the messge was received. Telemessage is one such service that provides such capabilities to providers.

Some traditional US cellular providers also provide the ability to send text messages to landlines. Sprint PCS, Alltel, Qwest, and Verizon Wireless are among those that do.

Voice to Text Messaging for Those Who Don't Like Pushing Buttons

There is even text messaging help for those who can't or don't want to push tiny buttons to send their messages. It's possible to send text messages by voice. One route is to use a service like Jott which allows users to call a number, speak their message, and have it translated into text, and sent. The service works for e-mail and for text messages.

Humans can also be taken out of the equation with software such as that offered by Nuance or an emerging company called Yap.

Another product, is StartTalking from AdelaVoice. It allows users to send and listen to text messages without touching or even looking at their phone. In fact, users can also send and receive audio messages as long as 10 minutes with this application. It's both hands and eye-free. It will work with Android phones and is slated to come out for BlackBerry devices and iPhones.

Air Writing Your Text Messages?

Don't like typing? The PhonePoint Pen, using an accelerometer, may allow you to simply write with your phone to send messages in the very near future. Read about it here

Photos can not be used without attributing the work to the following creators. No work is to be altered.

Introduction Photo Credit: b_d_solis

Text Messaging Abbreviations Photo Credit: timsamoff.

Cutting Text Messaging Costs Photo Credit: Joshua Davis.

Sending Text Messages Online Photo Credit: i am jae

Unlimited Text Messaging Photo Credit: nate steiner.

International Text Messaging Photo Credit: smellyknee.

Sending a Text Message to a Landline: star5112.

Voice to Text Messaging: Cazimiro.

Safety: Blocking Text Messages (and Calls) While Driving: Benimoto

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      squidoododo 4 years ago

      If you really want to get help in text messaging check out this website: messa9e.com ..it actually writes messages for you all customized!

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      Baddew Fibes 4 years ago

      I've been looking for a lens like this. Thanks.

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      sarita 5 years ago from Hisar

      Very informative and unique lens. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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      rodneygolden37 5 years ago

      Yes, also Usually through SMS Mobile Marketing, clients already know this business and a text message can sound like pretty personalized.

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      Maferneto 5 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks so much for all the information!

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      san23axs 6 years ago

      nice info more niche to come

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      Jen Maskill 6 years ago

      Great lens Thanks

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      Thanks! Some of my text messaging I do over Skype too!

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      fastest fingers first! great lens. keep up the great work!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nice informative and helpful for Text Messaging! Love here :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very helfpul learned a lot about text messaging. Thanks

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      SofiaMann 6 years ago

      Very useful guidance. Thanks.

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      RuthCoffee 6 years ago

      @anonymous: It's the same with everything, even cars. So many of them now have all of the connectivity stuff. What, I don't WANT to be connected all of the time?!

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      SaveMySystem 6 years ago

      Hey, great lens. Thanks for providing every info. related to text messages. By considering growing popularity of text messages, now network provider companies provides so many effective and low cost text messaging plans. Also, mobile companies starts providing qwerty keypads for the speedy message typing.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I need to learn this some day, and now I know where to come. A funny story, when we went to get a new cell phone last year, ours was very outdated, the rep starting going on about all the features, and started talking about texting. I looked at her, confused and rolling my eyes at the same time LOL, and said "I just want a phone I can call someone on" LOL I feel so old these days! - Kathy

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      TanyaOnline 6 years ago

      For sure, the article is very detailed. however, personally, I prefer calling than texting

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love my Droid! It is WAY better then the iPhone, trust me I've had both! The best part is, I got mine for Free for testing it out and giving a testimonial. Last I checked, they still had some available. http://www.squidoo.com/free-droid-cell-phone

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      Text messaging is like learning a whole new language. I'm afraid I'm too old for this. Great lens!

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      CharleySynder 7 years ago

      I'm an avid reader of squidoo lenses and I find yours a must read.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I like that you think. Thank you for share very much.

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      ClearTechInfo 7 years ago

      Very though page on Text Messaging. Thumbs up.

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      Carolan Ross 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I held out for a long time by choice, but just recently started texting so needed this page...thanks...still haven't figured out how to make a number w/my phone

      gr8 lens 5*s!

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      kimark421 7 years ago

      I'm 49 with teenagers and need all the help I can get with text messages! Thanks! 5*s

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      robinincarolina 7 years ago

      5 stars from me

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Kids can text faster than they can type. I can't tell you how many times I've caught kids texting answers to another student during a test. They're not supposed to have their cell-phones on them, but that's beside the point.

      I've tried to text, but have no patience for it.

      Thanks for sharing

      Lizzy

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      Cynthia Davis 8 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Thanks so much for creating this lens on text messaging. I really enjoy all of your lenses. Your a truly great lensmaster. Five stars, as usual.

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      JiaPanda 8 years ago

      My children text all the time, which was an irritant to me, this forced me to learn how text. I think this is a great lens, it has a lot of helpful tips! 5 stars!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I am behind the times as far as text messaging goes. I have tried to avoid it because of the additional expense but our grown children text quite often. This lens was very informative and appreciated. Thank you.

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      gerardlim 8 years ago

      Excellent content here on SMS. This medium of communication has really become mainstream now.

      Gr8 content I hav red 2day. oops sorry toht i was sms'ng : )

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      gerardlim 8 years ago

      Excellent content here on SMS. This medium of communication has really become mainstream now.

      Gr8 content I hav red 2day. oops sorry toht i was sms'ng : )

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      EpicFarms 8 years ago

      Great lens and some excellent information ~ I love the idea of the cell phone blocking software for teens while driving. The laws against texting while driving are starting to pop up across the nation, but it has already become a dangerous habit for too many teens. 5*

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      Juleecommunications 8 years ago

      mostly i don't like messaging. but after reading this lens i prefer messaging most of the time. really cool lens with great information.

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      Tarra99 8 years ago

      Great 5 star lens! Thanks for creating it!...very helpful...and thanks for visiting my Domino Pendant Lens...I appreciate it!

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      diggyisking 8 years ago

      Texting is awesome. This is a very good lens about it. I have gone down a different route and made a lens on how to flirt using text messages and together with this one I think we have everything covered about text messaging:) *favourites it*

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      real_estate_hawaii 8 years ago

      Since text messaging was born almost all of the businesses are done through text only. And texting can be considered as a medium of communication.

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      RyanRE LM 8 years ago

      Texting is definitely the preferred form of communication for anyone under the age 23. It is growing in popularity among "older" people too. I can only imagine what will be next.

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      Number1Athlete 8 years ago

      Great lens! you must have spent a lot of time making it, so 5 stars :)

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      Achim Thiemermann 8 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Even though I don't use txt msgng, I'd like to bless this great lens for its highly informative value!

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      The Homeopath 8 years ago

      I should read this carefully and take notes. I have actually never sent a single text message in my life. Hmmmmm, I'm not even sure if I can on my phone or not.

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      ChristiannaGarrett-Martin 8 years ago

      Brilliant! I think I'll favourite this one :)

      I have just enrolled for a creative writing course at University, and I was a bit shocked when my tutor emailed me and used text speak! - It really is quite acceptable in most places now. Not sure I like seeing it from an English Language Tutor though.

      Faved and 5 star!

      Christianna.

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      Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      I was just thinking of making a lens on texting, but you beat me to it! Great job! I just came across this ridiculous list of text abbreviations, too: text abbreviations

      I can't believe some of the things on the list...who does that? Example: aysos: "are you stupid or something? "

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      WritingforYourW 8 years ago

      I never did much texting until I got an iphone--the keypad is much easier to use than on my old phone (ergonomics nightmare).

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      wforce 8 years ago

      I did a presentation about text messaging at school few years back but this article added a few great points :D

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      BeauJangles 9 years ago

      What a fantastically useful lens...I had to give it a 5* Ranking for sure!!!

      Its great to know there is success in this business. You are a great example of it!

      Well done, and thanks for support on my new lenses!!!

      Regards!

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      diggyisking 9 years ago

      texting is pretty awesome, especially when it comes to flirting...you should add a few modules regarding how to flirt using text messages.

      ill be glad to help you out if you don't know:)

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I never understood why someone would text when they could just call and leave a voice mail if nobody answered but now I think I may give texting a go.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      i hp to avd txt msgng. thx fr the info. 5*

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      A RovingReporter 9 years ago

      A must read for anyone new to text messaging. Five stars.

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      AntonioB 9 years ago

      Great lens!

      I liked the video on text'iquette!

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      Deb Bryan 9 years ago from Chico California

      This is an exceptional lens for any text message questions. Answered some for me that I didn't even think to ask. 5* exceptional lens.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 9 years ago

      Whew! I have been afraid to text message, but you make me think that I could.

      I will email this to myself to save for future reference.

      Thanks

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      Tarra99 9 years ago

      I've just started txt msgn :o) myself...handy tool 4 sure!

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 9 years ago from Northern California

      Mulberry

      Thank you for including the Can I Send My Condolences by Text, IM or Email? lens as an additional resource.

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      Ranaesheart 9 years ago

      I love texting my friends! great lense with loads of information!

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      Kiwisoutback 9 years ago from Massachusetts

      I never knew you weren't charged for sending the same text to multiple numbers...good to know! Great work here. I'm a text addict.

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      WhippetTalk 9 years ago

      I must be old because I hate text messaging. But I have to in some cases. I have to make my hair appointments with a girl who only takes text messages! I think it's an age thing.

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      Recession Proof2 9 years ago

      Hey Mulberry,

      Cool lens, I've never been much of a "texter" myself, I just can't seem to get my fat fingers to work the numbers right (it's a problem). . . cool lens though, if I did text. My kids coming to that age, so it's good to be informed. ~Jesse

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      annetteghallowe1 9 years ago

      I recently moved back to the US from SE Asia. Texting or SMSing as they say is far more prevalent there. I am glad to see you are promoting the use of text messaging and giving the information people need to understand what it does and possible costs!

      Thanks!

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      Spook LM 9 years ago

      Having been profoundly deaf for 36 years, I think texting was a gift from God. Finally at long last, I can use a phone and what a difference it has made. Lot of tips here which I will find useful, thanks.

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      Translations 9 years ago

      Hi Mulberry,

      I work for a translation company in the UK. We have undertaken projects involving multilingual text messaging in the past for the healthcare service here, if you want to read more go to http://www.prestigenetwork.com/translation/news/pr...

      It is an interesting subject, glad someone has put together a lens about it.

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      youhavegottobekidding 9 years ago

      I totally Agree, it could really help you especially if you are in a hurry to send the message and it is way cheaper compare to a call. but like every thing else it has its disadvantages. if you get used to it, it could sometimes confuse you of the spelling of a certain word.

      Great Lens. Very Informative. 5 stars for you.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 9 years ago from Northern California

      I've added your Text Messaging lens to the Lens that I created to answer the question, Can I Send My Condolences by Text, IM or Email?

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      Kuanyin 9 years ago

      This was incredibly useful and educational.

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      Webcodes LM 9 years ago

      It's amazing the subculture that has formed due to text messages. Well done 5*

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      Tiddledeewinks LM 9 years ago

      Thanks for this useful lens. I'm text message illiterate and my kids talk about wanting it for texting their friends. Now I can figure it out. Who knew? I love Squidding.

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      SherryHolderHunt 9 years ago

      Hehehe, now I can figure out what the kids are up to!

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      alwintraffics 9 years ago

      Great lens! Please visit my lens too!! Cheers!

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      totalhealth 9 years ago

      since the advent of text messaging, communication became a lot more easier. nice lens, lots of information on text messaging.

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      Achim Thiemermann 9 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Y, u 8 my peach cobbler? :-) Great lens! *****

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      anilg 9 years ago

      You have created a great lens with lots of useful information about text messaging. To know about top ways to make money online visit my lens

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      Tarra99 9 years ago

      5 stars...just started texting myself... :O)

      great fast way to communicate

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      tdove 9 years ago

      Great tips on text messaging. I love to text friends and family. It's a fast and easy way to communicate. Oh yea. Thanks for visiting me at How to Win Lotteries with Artificial Intelligence!

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      happy-jack 9 years ago

      On the cell phone networks, they find

      out the lower prices always make more

      money. Better prices just drive up the

      use. Thanks for a great lens.

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      WhippetTalk 9 years ago

      Great lens. I don't text much at all. In the time it takes me to type out what I want to say, I could have called and left a voicemail! LOL But I had to buy a text plan because of all the junk mail I was getting and paying for! Grrrrrr.

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      richramalho 9 years ago

      Great Lens!!! 5 Stars. Good tips on text messaging.

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      Jen Maskill 9 years ago

      Text messaging is my life. Whatever did we do before mobile phones were invented???

      Thanks :)

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      JAV010 9 years ago

      really nice work 5 stars i think all your lenses are really good :)

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      krisManuel 9 years ago

      Thank goodness for unlimited texting! 5*

      V Powered!

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      Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

      What a great lens!

      The Purple Gallinules just flew over with a virtual Alligator Pie to celebrate your fascinating lens.

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      Cheryl Kohan 9 years ago from Minnesota

      I love texting. This is great information for everyone. Good job!

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      Tony Payne 9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Really useful info, thanks. I'm still not into texting - got an old cell phone that I use to death, but not really any friends I need to text - I either call or email them. But things might change at some time...

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      julieannbrady 9 years ago

      Great lens! 5 stars for sure. What I could really use is a directory of text messaging WORDS, you know shortcuts? I'm TM challenged. ;-) Thanks for dropping by today!

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      Robin S 9 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the quick lesson! I was completely lost to all of this before!

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      funwithtrains lm 9 years ago

      GR8 lens on text-messaging! 5 stars! Please visit my Lionel Trains lens.

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      Jeff Wendland 9 years ago from Kalamazoo, MI

      I am a total noob when it comes to texting so this lens is a good resource for me. Blessings

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      Margaret Schaut 9 years ago from Detroit

      Well, this sure cleared up a few things! I've gotten text messages that I thought, "What the heck is this? Someone's wasting my time!" Now I realize it actually WAS readable.... Thanks!

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      ThomasC 9 years ago

      You put together a very nice lens here! Great Job 5 stars for you on this one!

      ThomasC

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      Jess_Alexander 9 years ago

      I love gadgets and electronic "stuff" - great to have a place to learn important details.

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      Susan Deppner 9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I can barely even turn ON my cell phone (which is ancient and doesn't even have texting capability that I know of) but now I know where to find all the answers to my questions. Thanks for a very helpful lens!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Glad you've discovered text messaging (we Brits have been texting like fiends for years now). A cheaper way to send text messages? Send free sms!

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      chloecavanaugh 9 years ago

      I don't know if I will ever be as fast as my son, YIKES! But I do know this has been very helpful! *****