Nokia 3586i - . Write a text message

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Text messages


Do not switch on the phone when wireless phone

use is prohibited or when it may cause interference or danger.

You can use the Messages menu (Menu 1) and Short Message Service
(SMS) to read, write and send text messages to another phone in your
network. You may also be able to use the Minibrowser’s e-mail
feature to send text messages to phones in other networks.


When sending SMS messages, your phone may

display the words Message Sent (where service is available). This is an indication that
the message has been sent by your phone to the SMS network. This is not an indication
that the message has been received at the intended destination. For more details about
SMS services, check with your service provider.


This function can be used only if it is supported by your network operator or

service provider. Only devices that offer compatible e-mail features can receive and
display messages. It may require a separate subscription.


You can use the Messages menu to create and send text messages to another mobile phone in
your network, to another mobile phone in another network, or to an e-mail recipient. You can
also save a draft of your message in the Outbox folder for later use.

Create and send a text message


Use this method when sending a message to recipients in the same wireless

network. If the recipient has a different service provider, you may need to send the
message as an e-mail (see “Create and send an e-mail message” on page 31).


From the start screen, press Menu, then press Select.


Select Text messages, then select Create message.


Select either Text (up to 160 characters) or Numeric page (phone number only).


The ability to send a numerical page may be dependent on your wireless network.

Please contact your service provider for more information on text messaging in your area.


Scroll to Add number, then press Select.


Enter the phone number of the recipient, then press OK.


Press Search, highlight the desired number stored in your phone book, then press Select.


Press Options, scroll to Enter text, then press Select.


Enter your message.

A character counter appears in the upper right-hand corner of the display. This phone supports
160 character SMS messages.


To send the message, press Options, then select Send.

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You may use the following as a shortcut for sending a new text message:


Enter the recipient’s phone number, then press Options.


Scroll to Send message, then press Select. Continue the creation process as described above.

View message options

The table below lists several options available while creating a text message. To view these
options, press Options at the text entry screen.




Sends the current text message to the recipient(s)

List recipients

Allows to you add or remove recipients to the message


Allows you to mark a message as urgent, to request a delivery receipt
or to specify a callback number

Save message

Saves the current message to the desired folder

Clear screen

Clears the screen of all text and characters

Exit editor

Used to return to the Messages menu

Insert name

Used to insert a phone book entry into the text message

Insert number

Used to insert a phone book number into the text message

Use template

Adds text from a template to the current message

Insert word, Edit


Allows you to insert a word not found in the dictionary or edit a word
then add it to the dictionary

Insert symbol

Used to enter punctuation or special characters into the current
text message

Predictive text

Allows you to enable or disable predictive text entry.
Also used to select language of dictionary used


Displays a list of other options for the word currently displayed
by predictive text

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