Text and multimedia messages

Select Menu > Messaging.

Only devices that have compatible features can receive and display multimedia messages. The appearance of a message may vary depending on the receiving device.

A multimedia message (MMS) can contain text and objects such as images, sound clips, or video clips. Before you can send or receive multimedia messages on your device, you must define the multimedia message settings. Your device may recognize the SIM card provider and configure the correct multimedia message settings automatically. If not, contact your service provider for the correct settings, order the settings from your service provider in a configuration message, or use the Settings wizard application.

Write and send messages

Select Menu > Messaging.

Important: Exercise caution when opening messages. Messages may contain malicious software or otherwise be harmful to your device or PC.

Before you can create a multimedia message or write an e-mail, you must have the correct connection settings in place.

The wireless network may limit the size of MMS messages. If the inserted picture exceeds this limit, the device may make it smaller so that it can be sent by MMS.

Check the size limit of e-mail messages with your service provider. If you attempt to send an e-mail message that exceeds the size limit of the e-mail server, the message is left in the Outbox folder, and the device will attempt to resend it periodically. Sending an e-mail requires a data connection, and continuous attempts to resend the e-mail may increase your data transfer costs. In the Outbox folder, you can delete such a message, or move it to the Drafts folder.

  1. Select New message.

  2. To send a text or multimedia message (MMS), select Message. To send a multimedia message that includes one sound clip, select Audio message. To send an e-mail, select E-mail.

  3. In the To field, press the scroll key to select recipients or groups from the contacts list, or enter the recipient’s phone number or e-mail address. You can also copy and paste the number or address from the clipboard.

  4. In the subject field, enter the subject of the message for a multimedia or an e-mail message. To hide or display fields when writing a text or multimedia message, select Options > Message header fields.

  5. In the message field, write the message. To add a template or note to a text or multimedia message, select Options > Insert content > Insert text > Template or Note. To add a template to an e-mail message, select Options > Insert template.

  6. To add a media file to a multimedia message, select Options > Insert content, the file type or source, and the desired file. To add a business card, slide, note, or other file to the message, select Options > Insert content > Insert other.

  7. To capture an image or record a video or sound clip for a multimedia message, select Options > Insert content > Insert image > New, Insert video clip > New, or Insert sound clip > New.

  8. To insert a smiley to a text or multimedia message, press the sym key, and select the smiley.

  9. To add an attachment to an e-mail, select Options > Add attachment, the memory, and the file to attach. indicates an e-mail attachment.

  10. To send the message, select Options > Send, or press the call key.

Available options may vary.

Note: The message sent icon or text on your device screen does not indicate that the message is received at the intended destination.

Your device supports text messages beyond the limit for a single message. Longer messages are sent as two or more messages. Your service provider may charge accordingly. Characters with accents, other marks, or some language options take more space, and limit the number of characters that can be sent in a single message.

You may not be able to send video clips that are saved in an MP4 file format or that exceed the size limit of the wireless network in a multimedia message.

Text messages on the SIM card

Select Menu > Messaging and Options > SIM messages.

Text messages may be stored on your SIM card. Before you can view SIM messages, you must copy the messages to a folder in the device. After copying the messages to a folder, you can view them in the folder or delete them from the SIM card.

  1. Select Options > Mark/Unmark > Mark or Mark all to mark every message.

  2. Select Options > Copy.

  3. Select a folder and OK to begin copying.

To view SIM card messages, open the folder where you copied the messages, and open a message.

Receive and reply to multimedia messages

Important: Exercise caution when opening messages. Messages may contain malicious software or otherwise be harmful to your device or PC.

Tip: If you receive multimedia messages that contain objects unsupported by your device, you cannot open them. Try to send these objects to another device such as a computer, and open them there.

  1. To reply to a multimedia message, open the message, and select Options > Reply.

  2. Select To sender to reply to the sender, To all to reply to everyone included in the received message, Via audio message to reply with an audio message, or Via e-mail to reply with an e-mail message. E-mail message is available only if a mailbox is configured and the message is sent from an e-mail address.

  3. Enter the text of the message, and select Options > Send.

Create presentations

Select Menu > Messaging.

Creating multimedia presentations is not possible if MMS creation mode is set to Restricted. To change the setting, select Options > Settings > Multimedia message > MMS creation mode > Free or Guided.

  1. To create a presentation, select New message > Message. The message type is changed to multimedia message based on the inserted content.

  2. In the To field, enter a recipient's number or e-mail address, or press the scroll key to add a recipient from the contacts list. If you enter more than one number or e-mail address, separate them with a semicolon.

  3. Select Options > Insert content > Insert presentation and a presentation template. A template may define which media objects you can include in the presentation, where they appear, and which effects are displayed between images and slides.

  4. Scroll to the text area, and enter the text.

  5. To insert images, sound or video clips, or notes in your presentation, scroll to the corresponding object area, and select Options > Insert content.

  6. To add slides, select Options > Insert content > New slide.

To select the background color for the presentation and background images for different slides, select Options > Background settings.

To set effects between images or slides, select Options > Effect settings.

To preview the presentation, select Options > Preview. Multimedia presentations may only be viewed in compatible devices that support presentations. They may appear different in different devices.

View presentations

To view a presentation, open the multimedia message from the Inbox folder. Scroll to the presentation, and press the scroll key.

To pause the presentation, press either selection key.

To resume playing the presentation, select Options > Continue.

If the text or images are too large to fit on the display, select Options > Activate scrolling, and scroll to see the entire presentation.

To find phone numbers and e-mail or web addresses in the presentation, select Options > Find. You may use these numbers and addresses to make calls, send messages, or create bookmarks, for example.

View and save multimedia attachments

To view multimedia messages as complete presentations, open the message, and select Options > Play presentation.

Tip: To view or play a multimedia object in a multimedia message, select View image, Play sound clip, or Play video clip.

To view the name and size of an attachment, select the message and Options > Objects.

To save a multimedia object, select Options > Objects, the object, and Options > Save.