Text messaging is now a part of everyday life. Here we describe the basics.
SMS or short message service was developed for enhanced communication. Often times it is better to see details on a text message than writing them down on paper while someone dictates on the phone. Sending such messages from one mobile phone to another is quite easy.
The first step is finding the buttons on the Menu that would bring you to the “Create Text Message” or “Create New SMS” on your mobile phone. Depending on the cell phone model, you might have to enter the mobile number/s to which you are sending the message before you start texting; other models work the other way.
Again, how you type a message depends on the phone that you are using. For those with QWERTY keypads, you can easily type in the message. For those with the number and letters system, you can type in a letter by pressing the number button corresponding to that certain letter a number of times until the correct letter appears on screen. You may also have the option of predictive text, whereby you start typing and a word appears. There is no absolute right or wrong in how you form the words in your SMS – just make sure that you leave as many letters as possible in a word to ensure that miscommunication does not occur. When you are done, press the “Send” or “OK” button to send the message.
The best way to learn to text is just to pick up your phone and start messaging now. On many cell phone plans, your bills will actually be lower than if you continue calling your contacts every time you need to inform them of something. However, you should check your exact plan for the number of texts allowed per month.
If you still need help, feel free to contact Qittle™ (866.606.7151), and we can help you with all things mobile.