Droid Bionic: Compose a New Text Message - dummies

Droid Bionic: Compose a New Text Message

Because most cell phones sport a text messaging feature, you can send a text message to just about any mobile number with your Droid Bionic. If you want to send a text message to a contact, it works like this:

1Open the Contacts app, or somehow finagle the contact list.

This is where you start.

2Choose a contact, someone to whom you want to send a text message.

You can also send a message to a contact group by using the group’s Contact Quick Action menu.

3Touch the Message icon next to the contact’s mobile number.

The Message icon looks like an envelope, as shown.

The message composition window appears, which also tracks your text conversation.

4Type the message text.

Be brief. A text message has a 160-character limit. You can check the screen to see whether you’re nearing the limit.

5Touch the Send button.

The message is sent instantly. Whether the contact replies instantly depends. When the person replies, you see the message displayed.

6Read the reply.

There’s no need to continually look at your phone while waiting for a text message. Whenever your contact chooses to reply, you see the message recorded as part of an ongoing conversation.