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Old 08-02-2005, 10:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I rec'd my first SMS message today. Took a little research to figure what it was.

The phone vibrated twice, when I took it out of the case there were no message indicators on the locked screen nor when I unlocked it. When I looked at the message screen I saw the italicized envelope. There was no return address or name. Why is that? I've never used SMS before nor has anyone ever sent a message this way. It was a ligitemate message relating to a current event I am involved with.

Could the complete message have not come through?
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By what you are saying, I would guess you have a Nextel. Nextel does not support true SMS messaging. You can receive a text message but you can't see who it's from or reply to it.
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By what you are saying, I would guess you have a Nextel. Nextel does not support true SMS messaging. You can receive a text message but you can't see who it's from or reply to it.
That makes a lot of sense. Why would Nextel do it like that?

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You can receive a text message but you can't see who it's from or reply to it.
Almost like talking to my wife except I know it's her speaking...
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From other posts on text messaging, the iDEN network doesn't support it. For me, I honestly don't care as I probably wouldn't text message anyway. I can send/receive email which to me is a much better option. I don't have anyone I need to communicate with that I can't do either by the DC or by email. I understand that for others text messaging may be a good option, but it's not necessary for me.
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