Sending and Receiving Text Messages
This chapter describes SMS, what you need to do before you can send messages, how you
send messages, and how you read messages. This service is network dependent.
The Short Message Service (SMS) function al-
lows you to send and receive text messages that
contain up to 160 characters. Text messages can
be received when the phone is in standby mode,
when you are engaged in a call, or when incom-
ing calls are diverted to another phone number.
Also, if you have had your phone turned off for
a while the network will keep track of the mes-
sage and send it to your phone as soon as it is
After a message is received, it is left in the
phone’s memory, which works similar to a com-
puter’s working memory. The message remains
in the phone’s memory until you read it. You
can even turn off the phone and the message
will remain intact. If you, on the other hand,
change SIM Card, you will lose the unread mes-
sage. This is because messages should be per-
You need to set the service center number be-
fore you can send any messages. If you only
want to receive messages, you do not need to do
Call your service provider to see which serv-
ices your subscription supports, or check the
service provider’s manual.
1. Check the service center address (number) for
your service provider.
2. Select Options in the Send menu.
3. Select Serv Cent.
4. Enter the service center address with the inter-
national prefix and press
1. Select New in the Send menu.
2. Enter your message and press
. You can
also enter a phone number.
See Table 2 for all letters and symbols avail-
3. Enter the phone number, or press the left ar-
row key to enter a name you want to send to
The display now looks like this:
If your message does not go through, it will be
sent back to you.
Setting Duration of Message
1. Select Options in the Send menu.
2. Select Valid Per.
3. Select how long you want the message to be
The service center repeats the message for
the set duration or until the receiver can re-
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