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To app or not? Numbers and SMS


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  1. Droid777

    Droid777 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I needed to send a phone number via text this morning. At the moment I am using the Dinc and only know one way to send a phone number via text. That way being, to search my contacts, writing the phone number down on paper or memorize it, compose a text message with the number and then send it. Is there a shortcut or an app to just send the contact phone number straight to an sms and thereby bypassing the need to memorize or write the number down?
     

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  2. kayst

    kayst Well-Known Member

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    If you select the contact you want the phone number for, select to edit and long press in the phone number field, you can then copy the number to the clipboard. Then go into messaging and long press to paste it.
     
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    Droid777 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, that worked. Thanks. Wish there was a way to long press on a number, then select from the "Complete action using" menu "send to sms."
     
  4. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

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    The is an app called "share contacts via SMS" it does just that. Pick your contact, select share, now share via SMS is included as one of the options. Works great.
     
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    Do you know if that would call up Google Voice sms instead of the normal android messages program for those of us who are cheating Verizon out of paying for a text message plan?
     
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    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if that is an option since I just have an unlimited family text plan. I don't remember if I had to choose the program to use or not. It is free so you could just install it and try it, if you can't use GV delete it, if you can then it is a much easier option.
     
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    kayst Well-Known Member

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    That's a sensible idea, I was just lazy.

    OK, downloaded it but can't figure out how to access it. It's not appearing as a program or widget. I have HTC Sense so get to my contacts via the People app. Long pressing on a person doesn't show the option to share. Oh, there's a Send Contact option under Menu - looks like Sense does this already!

    But it only sends to regular SMS and as a vcard. It will also email the info, but tries to use the normal mail program and not gmail. I think I'll go back to copy/paste.
     
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    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't show up as an app or widget at all, it just adds the functionality if your phone doesn't do it already. That's cool if sense does it already, I never tried it on a phone with sense because the only experience I have dealing with sense was on my wife's and daughter's Eris's before they both upgraded last week.
     

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