How to Send a Text Message to a Phone Number on Your Droid X - dummies

How to Send a Text Message to a Phone Number on Your Droid X

By Dan Gookin

The program that handles texting on your Droid X is called Text Messaging. You may want to create a contact for anyone you plan to message. But if you don’t want to first create a contact, you can still send any cellphone a text message.

1Touch the Launcher button on the Home screen.

The Applications Tray appears.

2Touch the Text Messaging app.

The Text Messaging app opens. You see a list of current conversations (if any), organized by contact name or phone number.

3Choose New Text Message.

This option appears at the top of the touchscreen.

4Input a cellphone number in the To field.

The onscreen keyboard automatically appears, though you have to touch the ?123 key to see the number keys. When the number you type matches one or more existing contacts, you see those contacts displayed. Choose one to send a message to that person; otherwise, continue typing the phone number.

5Touch the Enter Message Here text box and type your text message.

Keep it short because a text message can have only up to 160 characters.

6Touch the Send button to send the message.

The message is sent instantly. You can wait for a reply or do something else with the phone, such as snooze it, or you can even talk with a real person, face to face. If you have no other options, you can always get back to work.