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How to text

Not sure about how to send a text? Get typing with our easy-to-follow tutorials. Simply select your make of phone from the list below.

Who can you text?

You can text friends and family within Ireland as well as internationally. You can also send a text message to a landline within Ireland. Just send a text message as you would normally and they will receive it either as a text message or the message will be converted to speech, depending on their machine.

Text tip!

Remember to clear your message inbox regularly because if its full you won't be able to send or receive text.

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How to text - Motorola

Step 1: Go to the Messages symbol and a Message Centre screen will appear. Select New Message and then New short Message.

Step 2: Input your message using the keypad. Add a space by using the * key and erase letters by selecting delete.

Note: Don't worry if you are having problems with typing your message as the predictive text feature is probably on. Predictive text tries to predict which word you are using and then completes that word for you automatically. To switch this feature off, press the # key until you get the ab2 symbol.

Step 3: To send your message, select Ok. You can send to a number in your phone book or enter new number by using the keypad. After you enter the number, press OK.

Step 4: Select Send at the next screen.

The word sending will appear on the screen.

How to text - Sony Ericsson

Step 1: At the opening screen press the main select key to access the menu screen. At the menu screen move to the messaging image and select Messaging.

Step 2: At the next screen select Text and then Write new.

Step 3: Now you can add your message using the keypad. To create spaces use the # key.

Step 4: To send your messages press Continue. You may have to select 1hr, depending on your phone. Finally select Phone number. Enter the number you wish to send your message to and press OK. Or, to select a number from your phonebook, press Look Up. Then select Send.

The words Message sent will appear on the screen.

How to text - Nokia

Step 1: Select Menu and scroll through using up/down arrow key to the messages screen. Press Select.

Step 2: Select Text Messages and then continue to Create Message.

Step 3: Now you can input your message using the keypad. Numbers 2-9 on your handset represent letters of the alphabet. Simply press the key until the letter you need appears e.g. press 2 twice for the letter B. To make a space between words press # or 0 depending on the model. To erase a letter press Clear.

Step 4: Once you have finished typing your message, select Options followed by Send.

Step 5: You now need to enter the number of the phone that you want to send the message to, or you can Search to choose a recipient from your telephone address book.

Once you have entered the number, select OK. The words Message sent will appear on the screen.

How to text - Samsung

Step 1: Select Menu and at the next screen select Short Message and then New message.

Step 2: Now you can add your message using the keypad. To create spaces use the # key.

Step 3: To send your message, select Options and then select Send. Enter the number you want to send to, or select your phonebook to send to a saved number.

Step 4: Once you have entered the number, press OK

The words Message sent will appear on the screen. Press OK.

How to text - Siemens

Step 1: Press M to get the Menu and the select Messages.

Step 2: Select Create New and then continue on and select SMS text.

Step 3: Now you can input your message using the keypad. Numbers 2-9 on your handset represent letters of the alphabet. Simply press the key until the letter you need appears e.g. press 2 twice for the letter B. To make a space between words press 1. To erase a letter select <C.

Step 4:To send your message select Options and then Send. Enter the number you wish to send your message to, or select the (insert picture) key to send to a number in your phone book. Select OK. You may then have to select Standard text and then 1 hour.

When your message has been sent, the words Message Sent will appear on your screen.

How to text - Panasonic

Step 1: Select Menu and at the next screen go to the Messaging image and press select.

Step 2: Select Create and then at the following screen select SMS.

Step 3: Now you can add your message using the keypad. To create spaces use the # key.

Step 4: To send your message, select Menu, then OK and then OK again when asked if you want to send message. When you enter the number you want to send your message to, select Menu and then OK.

Step 5: Select Menu when asked if you would like delivery confirmation and then Yes or NO as wanted.

The words Message sent will appear on the screen.