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    Any way to shortcut SMS texting someone?

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    I'd like to make it as easy as possible to pull up a new SMS text to send to someone I have specified. What I mean is, I want to be able to press a single button and bring up a new text for my girlfriend. It should already be addressed to her and ready for me to type something and send it. Is there any quick way to do this? Thanks..

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    Re: Any way to shortcut SMS texting someone?

    Don't think it's possible to even have a short cut to compose a new message with the press of a key. So, without some programming by someone I doubt it is possible at this time.

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    Re: Any way to shortcut SMS texting someone?

    seems right tmrepp

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    Re: Any way to shortcut SMS texting someone?

    the closest you're going to get to a short cut is the compose icon.

    Just remember though, that Icon will do what ever you did last with that contact.

    Lets say you never SMS or anything to a certain contact, and you compose and select that contact. It will just call that contact. Make sure you Text them first...then you can use the Compose Icon to Text them.

    Hope that helps.

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    Typing her name and highlighting it and clicking SMS text mobile isn't fast enough? Not to sound like a smarty pants but that whole process takes like 5 seconds. You must be after a 1 key shortcut as for phone calls. If it can be done I'm sure someone here will know how.

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    Re: Any way to shortcut SMS texting someone?

    as a "workarround" you can in the SMS and MMS inbox (if you've got them seperated) or messages if not.

    Press the QW button, it will reply to the selected message.. nice shortcut to know

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    Re: Any way to shortcut SMS texting someone?

    I know exactly what you mean, maxf. This is an oversight on BB's part (maybe Alt-C can be set to do this in future versions). I have a teenager (and her mom) who I text almost as much as I email co-workers.

    On the windows mobile platform, this is easy. Just as you can use speed-dial to dial a number, you can also start a text (puts the name into it and everything; you just hit the key, type the msg and send). I currently use both a WM and BB on a daily basis. Both are great in their own way.

    And its not that 5 seconds is too long, its that this very common task should be simplified as others are.

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    Re: Any way to shortcut SMS texting someone?

    Quote Originally Posted by reddog187 View Post
    the closest you're going to get to a short cut is the compose icon.

    Just remember though, that Icon will do what ever you did last with that contact.

    Lets say you never SMS or anything to a certain contact, and you compose and select that contact. It will just call that contact. Make sure you Text them first...then you can use the Compose Icon to Text them.

    Hope that helps.
    This seems like a poor design, and it's bothered me as well. I don't know about having a button dedicated to texting a specific person, but it seems like if nothing else the "compose" option would default to text, not calling. Seems like it would be easy to have a SMS text option that could be paired with one of the side buttons . . .

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    Re: Any way to shortcut SMS texting someone?

    Get a today theme. I just click from the home screen and then hit the qw key and I'm responding to them. Its only 2 steps and its all filled out to the person

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    Re: Any way to shortcut SMS texting someone?

    Note: The qw shortcut works only if you keep a message in the inbox so you can respond

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    Re: Any way to shortcut SMS texting someone?

    You can send them a email to the phone with these extentions: it shows as a text to them and it's not a sms to you if you pay per message.

    Verizon-- @vtext.com
    Cingular-- @mobile.mycingular.com
    T-Mobile-- @tmomail.net
    Nextel-- @messaging.nextel.com
    Sprint-- @messaging.sprintpcs.com (not positive on this one)
    ATT-- @mymode.com
    Alltel-- @message.alltel.com
    U.S. Cellular-- @email.uscc.net
    Bell Mobility-- @txt.bellmobility.com
    Telus-- @msg.telus.com
    Rogers-- @pcs.rogers.com
    Boost-- @myboostmobile.com

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    Re: Any way to shortcut SMS texting someone?

    Click phone book, then click onto name & text em. Pretty simple to me.
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    Re: Any way to shortcut SMS texting someone?

    you can also open up an sms messege to your gf then close it, it will be a saved draft and then when you want to tet her just open the draft and start typing

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    Re: Any way to shortcut SMS texting someone?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Juice View Post
    Click phone book, then click onto name & text em. Pretty simple to me.
    When I click on a name in my address book it defaults to calling, not texting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sci-Tek View Post
    as a "workarround" you can in the SMS and MMS inbox (if you've got them seperated) or messages if not.

    Press the QW button, it will reply to the selected message.. nice shortcut to know
    How do you do that on the curve?

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