Originally Posted by mikedt
Yeh I tried that, and all I'm getting is "Send chat invitation to." from the Hangouts app. Looks like in China, Hangouts is behaving exactly as Google Chat would. So for SMS and a Nexus in China, I would need to install a separate SMS app, like Handcent.
In hangouts, go to settings/SMS. Does it show SMS enabled (first entry under General)?
(or go to home/settings/wireless&networks - what is "Default SMS App" set to? If it is not set to hangouts, change it to hangouts and then see if you can now send SMS from hangouts)