Text - Messages
text messages - Overview
Sending and receiving text messages is a great
way to keep in touch with your friends and groups
of your friends -- even if none of you are online.
Think of text messages as email, only shorter
(about 120 characters max) and without attachments.
Since SMSjunction text messages are primarily intended
for a wireless device (mobile phone or pager),
they need to be short and to the point. With
wireless messaging, your offline life can be
as connected as your online life. In fact, with
SMSjunction, you'll never really be "offline" again.
Read below to learn how to make the most of
your SMSjunction messaging experience.
Sending text messages -
When you sign up for SMSjunction you can immediately
start sending out text messages to SMSjunction
Groups and members either from SMSjunction.com
or from your mobile phone. That's right! With
SMSjunction you can now send text messages from
your very own mobile phone.
Click here to learn how to send voice messages.
Sending text messages via
Sending text messages from SMSjunction.com is easy
-- the way to go when you are already online.
To send a text message via our web site, simply
click on the Send a Message link on your nav
bar. This will take you to the Send a Message
page where you can click on the Group Name or
Member Handle you wish to send a message to.
You'll see the name or handle pop over into
the "to" field. Now, just type your message
and press "Send" when you're done. Remember,
since SMSjunction messages are generally meant
for wireless devices, your message needs to
be short -- 120 characters at the most. Don't
worry: the thermometer-like indicator just below
the message box tells you if you're reaching
your character limit.
There are a number of other ways you can send
a message from SMSjunction.com, such as hitting
the "Send Msg." link next to any of the Group
names that appear under Your Groups on your
Home page, or hitting "Reply" to a message in
your Message Inbox. If you access Send a Message
in either of these ways, you'll see you won't
even have to choose a recipient; it's automatically
filled in for you!
P.S. Channels are one-way only. This means the
Channel founder can send a message out but you
can't reply. Two-way communication is what Groups
Receiving Text Messages
You choose where your SMSjunction text messages
are sent. Send them to your wireless device
(your mobile phone or text pager) when you're
not near a computer; the SMSjunction Messenger
or your outside email account when you're online.
You can receive a SMSjunction text message from
any SMSjunction member you share at least one Group
with. SMSjunction service does not allow its members
to send text messages to or receive text messages
from any address that is outside of the SMSjunction.com
domain. The only type of communication that
is allowed between SMSjunction members who have
no Groups in common is an invite to a Group.
This is to protect our members' privacy and
to help prevent spam abuse. Of course, if you
have an SMS-enabled mobile phone you may receive
SMS from anybody who knows your mobile phone
number, not just SMSjunction members.
To learn how to temporarily stop receiving text
messages on your wireless device read Change your SMSjunction
status: Away mode.
Reading text messages via your wireless device
There are two steps to ensure you get your SMSjunction
SMS (text messages sent to your mobile phone).
First, you'll need to add your wireless device
for use on SMSjunction and enter the validation
code we send you. Second, in order to receive
SMS you need to make sure that you have signed
up for SMS service with your mobile phone carrier.
FYI, text pagers are by default already SMS-enabled.
Receiving text messages
Once you have established SMS service with your
mobile phone carrier you'll start receiving
text messages on your mobile phone. Each time
someone in one of your Groups sends you (or
a Group you belong to) a text message, you'll
see the handle of the member who sent it out,
the name of the Group the message was sent to,
and the message itself.
Other types of text messages you will receive
from SMSjunction include:
text messages via SMSjunction.com
welcoming new members who join a Group you
when members of a Group you belong to quit
There are a couple of ways to read your messages
while online at SMSjunction.com. Your Message Inbox
keeps a running list of all your messages from
the last 30 days. If you want to make sure not
to miss a message, the SMSjunction Messenger will
alert you when new text (and voice) messages come
in so no matter where you are online, you'll always
be in touch.
Your SMSjunction Message Inbox is a little different
from a conventional email inbox because you don't
delete your messages. All your text (and voice)
messages automatically remain on SMSjunction's web
site for 30 days from the date on which you receive
them. Also, there's no indication whether your
text messages have been read or not as you could
have read them from your wireless device -- we
just have no way of knowing. Think of your inbox
as a running list of all the messages you've been
sent in the last 30 days.
To read a text message on our web site, simply
click the Read Messages link on your nav bar.
This will take you to your Message Inbox where
you can see all messages sent to you or one of
your Groups. These messages will be sorted by
most recent message first.
If you only want to see messages for a particular
Group or Channel you belong to simply go to that
Group's Home page. There you'll see the message
inbox just for that Group. Again, this is sorted
most recent message first.