1. slyronit's Avatar
    Guys,

    I am planning on buying an RT based tablet, soon. My question is, do the SIM enabled tablets (the LTE edition of Surface 2 and Lumia 2520) support the sending and receiving of SMS from the default messaging app?

    I guess since you can use a regular GSM SIM with these devices, it shouldn't be a problem (technically).
    05-31-2014 03:25 AM
  2. thatuxguy's Avatar
    I don't think there is an app for that - as they say.

    On Windows devices (Surface, Nokia 2520) there is no messaging app. On Windows Phone devices (Nokia Lumia series, and others) there is an app which you can send SMS from.

    The SIM is only meant for data usage, so you will find as with iPad's that have celluar you cant call or send SMS messages via the device. That said iOS8 will tether to your phone allowing you to send messages. So this could be possible in the future if MS wish to go down that route.
    06-10-2014 06:40 AM
  3. slyronit's Avatar
    Strange. The Windows 8 Pro (not RT) had a messaging app (removed since 8.1). I assumed Microsoft would have let users send SMS etc via that app.

    I was thinking of buying a Surface RT tablet for general browsing with a 3G SIM and the problem is that the operators in India send account related information via SMS. Would be mighty tiring to remove the SIM and connect it to a phone just to be able to read those messages.

    I don't think there is an app for that - as they say.

    On Windows devices (Surface, Nokia 2520) there is no messaging app. On Windows Phone devices (Nokia Lumia series, and others) there is an app which you can send SMS from.

    The SIM is only meant for data usage, so you will find as with iPad's that have celluar you cant call or send SMS messages via the device. That said iOS8 will tether to your phone allowing you to send messages. So this could be possible in the future if MS wish to go down that route.
    06-10-2014 10:46 AM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Strange. The Windows 8 Pro (not RT) had a messaging app (removed since 8.1). I assumed Microsoft would have let users send SMS etc via that app.

    I was thinking of buying a Surface RT tablet for general browsing with a 3G SIM and the problem is that the operators in India send account related information via SMS. Would be mighty tiring to remove the SIM and connect it to a phone just to be able to read those messages.

    The Windows 8 app you are thinking of was Windows Live(aka msn messenger). It was for IM, not SMS. It was replaced by Skype.
    06-10-2014 11:10 AM
  5. slyronit's Avatar
    Thanks all, for your replies.
    06-10-2014 12:52 PM
  6. Jas00555's Avatar
    Aren't you able to connect your phone to your tablet and receive SMS calls on that? I thought someone said you could do it that way.
    06-10-2014 01:12 PM
  7. thatuxguy's Avatar
    The Windows 8 app you are thinking of was Windows Live(aka msn messenger). It was for IM, not SMS. It was replaced by Skype.
    Just to follow this up...

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ened-messaging
    06-10-2014 04:46 PM
  8. onlysublime's Avatar
    you can get sms messaging via Windows RT via the appropriate apps (Line, Viber, etc.).
    06-13-2014 09:18 PM
  9. etphoto's Avatar
    If I am not mistaken you can send sms message via skype

    Sent from my Surface 2 using Tapatalk
    06-13-2014 09:21 PM
  10. slyronit's Avatar
    If I am not mistaken you can send sms message via skype

    Sent from my Surface 2 using Tapatalk
    Thanks, but I don't intend to send SMS. I just wanted to receive SMS sent to me by my Service Provder to my SIM. Apparently that is not possible.
    06-14-2014 03:19 AM
  11. onlysublime's Avatar
    the apps will send and receive
    brad63 likes this.
    06-14-2014 07:12 PM
  12. deshire's Avatar
    Still looking for an sms app. Viber, ZipWhip whatever... they're not what windows tablet users look for!
    We want to use our SIM cards to send/receive sms, we don't care that Viber etc.. are free, we want freedom of choice :<
    Yasas Kolambage likes this.
    04-03-2015 04:25 AM
  13. Yasas Kolambage's Avatar
    Yeah! This is a huge problem! I'm using a micro sim in my tablet.
    My internet service provider only gives information via sms. I can't get the data usage information via sms to my tab. My phone does not support micro sims. So actually I am in dark till you find a solution. THIS IS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION MICROSOFT TEAM
    Please find a solution for this!!!
    06-11-2015 10:02 AM
  14. Christer Sjaunja's Avatar
    "To allow your tablet to receive network service provider notifications by text message when roaming, open the Operator Notifications app, and follow the instructions shown on your tablet"
    06-25-2015 06:44 PM

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