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Rappler's latest stories on text messaging


What the 'predictive text' feature in Gmail says about our brains

Jan 12, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Should we allow Gmail to finish our sentences?

Android Messages now lets you text on desktop

Jun 19, 2018 - 12:47 PM

With the update, desktop to mobile messaging is now a possibility on Android Messages

PC TO PHONE. With the update, mobiile and desktop users can now connect via Google Messages. Photo from Google

Villar to NTC: Persuade telcos to help protect public vs text scams

Sep 03, 2015 - 3:49 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar says she will file a bill seeking the mandatory registration of prepaid SIM cards

SCAMMED. Senator Cynthia Villar says she has been a victim of text scams. File photo by Rappler

Text messaging bug crashes Messages on iPhones

May 27, 2015 - 10:56 PM

The bug works regardless of what device the buggy message came from

BUGGY IPHONES. A Chinese man uses the finger print scanner while setting up his new iPhone 6 inside an Apple store in Beijing, China, 17 October 2014. File Photo by Diego Azubel/EPA

Aquino okays release of SMS transcript to Senate

Mar 20, 2015 - 4:01 PM

After 2 weeks the President approves the release of the transcript of text messages with Purisima even as the Palace reminds Congress not to abuse the process by taking advantage of the occasion to advance personal motives

NO REGRETS. Malacañang says Aquino has no regrets about coordinating with former PNP chief Alan Purisima. File photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Poe to Purisima: What are you afraid of?

Mar 09, 2015 - 6:07 PM

The senator says Purisima s refusal to turn over his phone records to the Senate is suspect and questions the BOI s decision to again delay the submission of its findings

MORE DOUBTS. Senator Grace Poe criticizes Purisima's refusal to waive his privacy over his phone records, and grant an interview to the police Board of Inquiry. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Should Aquino apologize? Palace says no

Mar 02, 2015 - 7:37 PM

Malacañang continues to evade the question: why did President Aquino in the first place involve a suspended PNP chief in the Mamasapano operation?

NOTHING ILLEGAL. Malacañang defends President Benigno Aquino III's choice to consult former PNP Chief Alan Purisima on the deadly January 25 operations. File photo by Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Did the President lie? Text messages contradict Aquino

Feb 23, 2015 - 6:54 PM

President Aquino apparently did more than just consult his good friend suspended police chief Alan Purisima on jargon on the day of Oplan Exodus

COVER UP? Malacañang denies Cabinet secretaries and other officials are covering up for the President regarding his role in the deadly operation that killed 44 elite cops. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

NTC seeks SolGen's help on SMS refund case

Sep 07, 2014 - 10:09 PM

The Court of Appeals asks the National Telecommunications Commission to explain why they should deny an injunction filed on the refund of P7 billion excess text messaging fees

NTC to telcos: Cut SMS rates, refund customers

May 07, 2014 - 7:33 PM

The regulator denied the motions for reconsideration filed by mobile phone companies

Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

Apr 17, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Nearly 300 people – most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island – are still missing

Parent weeping

Text message ban could undermine Afghan vote: EU

Apr 05, 2014 - 10:20 PM

The head of the EU s Afghan election observer mission condemned the suspension of mobile text messaging services across the country


Smart to give free Twitter updates using SMS

Nov 13, 2013 - 8:31 PM

Smart will let users send and receive Twitter updates via SMS

TWEET VIA SMART. Smart teams up with Twitter to provide extra means of communication to Typhoon Yolanda survivors

Smart, Globe, Sun to NTC: Why slash text fees?

Dec 12, 2012 - 8:51 AM

The top mobile phone companies in the country asked the industry regulator to reconsider its ruling to slash text or short messaging service SMS fee by P0 20 and refund subscribers

Smart to appeal text message refund order

Nov 21, 2012 - 3:28 PM

Smart says NTC s order to refund subscribers P0 20 per text message in the last year has no basis

TEXT FEES. The Philippine regulator orders firms to reduce charges subscribers pay to send text messages. Photo by AFP

Not just sin, SMS tax good revenue source too - IMF chief

Nov 16, 2012 - 6:58 PM

Taxing mobile phone messages will help boost state funds in the Philippines dubbed the world s texting capital

Text scams, poor service top phone users' complaints in 2011

Apr 22, 2012 - 5:06 PM

Text message scams and spam poor services from telecommunication firms and stolen mobile phones were the top consumer complaints in 2011 data from the National Telecommunications Commission

Dropped calls, delayed texts? Globe readies solution

Apr 17, 2012 - 8:53 PM

Globe explains delays in text messages and its plan to improve service

Telco firms told to reduce regular SMS fee to P0.80

Dec 07, 2011 - 8:00 AM

MANILA Philippines The National Telecommunications Commission asked mobile phone operators to reduce regular text messaging fee by at least P0 20 per text or from P1 to P0 80

Sending text messages cheaper by 20-cents by Nov. 30

Dec 07, 2011 - 8:00 AM

The cost of sending regular short message or text service will be lower by 20 cents by November 30 2011 as mobile phone firms reduce access charges