1. jwmeador88's Avatar
    This is absolutely infuriating and I must rant a bit. If Samsung wants to compete with Apple and their iPad, wouldn't it be smart to optimize your messaging app to work over wifi; enabling users who purchased a Galaxy Tab S4--to support a growing company and encourage innovation--to use the stock messaging app on said device?! I cannot believe that I am forced to use a third party app to sync my messages from a Samsung Galaxy device (Galaxy Note 9). Apple users can use imessage on multiple devices and it does not skip a beat. Let me point out that I have been a Samsung user for many years now, and had multiple Samsung devices. I still do...The Note 9, the Gear S3 (which can send and receive messages via Samsung Messages), the Tab S4, a Samsung Smart TV with a Samsung sound bar. My wife has a Note 9 and the new Galaxy Watch! I do not like Apple! Neither of us do! But they have it right with imessage! Will Samsung ever create an ecosystem like Apple has? I know they were trying, but why--in 2018--can I not message someone from my Samsung tablet, using the stock messaging app over Wifi! I shouldn't need a sim card to send and receive messages from a Samsung device to a Samsung device. This is a first world problem, I shouldn't be as petty as I am being at the moment. But this really shouldn't be an issue. If anyone else is as frustrated as I am, this thread is for you...Thank you.
    11-29-2018 08:38 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! iMessage is a proprietary Apple technology, and is not available for non-Apple devices. All other devices use SMS for texting, which requires telephony (i.e., it has to act like a phone). Even if the tablet has a SIM card, that usually doesn't mean it can send/receive SMS, because the SIM is intended for mobile data.

    You can always use other messaging platforms to send messages (like WhatsApp, Telegram, Hangouts, etc.), but of course that requires the recipient to have Hangouts as well. Another potential workaround is Google Voice, which I believe allows you to send and receive texts using the Google Voice app over wi-fi (but this requires you to have a Google Voice number -- a really handy thing to have, if you've never looked into it).
    11-29-2018 11:41 PM
  3. amyf27's Avatar
    I recently purchased the Tab 3 from a Sprint Store and was told that I would be able to text message from this device. So far I can't figure this out. I tried sending a text from my phone to the number for the Tab 3 and got a return message that said "The recipient you are sending to has chosen not to receive messages. Msg 2111" Any help?
    I have a Tab S4 through Sprint. It has its own "line" and can send and receive messages on its own phone number.

    I also have a purchased app Mighty Text that I use during the work day - wish Ididn't have to pay for it, but it acts like IMessage or the Verizon Plus messages - where Ican send and receive texts from my Note 9 number, but on the tablet.

    The tablet having its own number is handy - the other night my phone died - didn't have the cord handy while Iwas out. I had the tablet with me so I sent a message to my family and it worked great.

    Last year I had a Samsung laptop and it had a built in Messages app - that as long as my phone was nearby, I could send/receive messages on the laptop with the phone's number. I don't see that for the tablet at this time.
    11-30-2018 04:18 AM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    You can use Samsung Flow. It connects to your phone so you can read and send messages from your phone through your tablet. And it's free.
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    11-30-2018 04:29 AM
  5. amyf27's Avatar
    You can use Samsung Flow. It connects to your phone so you can read and send messages from your phone through your tablet. And it's free.
    Ok Iwill definitely check that out -thanks
    11-30-2018 04:32 AM
  6. amyf27's Avatar
    Ok Iwill definitely check that out -thanks
    I'll have to read up on this . I have it installed and the two devices connected, but I don't see how to send people on my contact list messages from the tablet as if i were on the phone. Also I sent myself a test messages to my cell number and it only showed on the phone, not the tablet.
    11-30-2018 04:40 AM
  7. chanchan05's Avatar
    I'll have to read up on this . I have it installed and the two devices connected, but I don't see how to send people on my contact list messages from the tablet as if i were on the phone. Also I sent myself a test messages to my cell number and it only showed on the phone, not the tablet.
    It should show up in the Samsung Flow app. Open it on the tablet then there should be two tabs in the app, shared and notifications. All phone notifications will appear there and you can reply there.
    Not sure if the SmartView button works on the S4 though. It's supposed to mirror your phone.
    11-30-2018 04:49 AM
  8. amyf27's Avatar
    It should show up in the Samsung Flow app. Open it on the tablet then there should be two tabs in the app, shared and notifications. All phone notifications will appear there and you can reply there.
    Not sure if the SmartView button works on the S4 though. It's supposed to mirror your phone.
    It doesnt work fully - cant be on the tablet and send a message to my contacts. I got on a chat window with Samsung and 2as arvised the app only works woth laptops and phones, not the Tablet.

    Its not critical, just a nice thing. I did cancel the mighty text though. Although it worked it was expensive
    11-30-2018 05:10 AM
  9. jwmeador88's Avatar
    You are a life saver. So far, so good. It's exactly what I was looking for. Samsung couldn't even suggest this for me. This is why I created this forum, for this reason exactly. Thank you for being a hero!
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    11-30-2018 06:02 PM
  10. amyf27's Avatar
    one i found that works GREAT is Pulse app. This is a whopping 0.99 per month and as long as your phone is on with wifi, it will work on the tablet and you can easily send / receive messages on the Tab S4 as if from the Note 9. It's fantastic.

    Love this Tab S4 by the way. I've only had mine about a week or so now - it
    s been great. This and the Note 9 - quite the pairing.
    12-02-2018 06:05 PM
  11. amyf27's Avatar
    one i found that works GREAT is Pulse app. This is a whopping 0.99 per month and as long as your phone is on with wifi, it will work on the tablet and you can easily send / receive messages on the Tab S4 as if from the Note 9. It's fantastic.

    Love this Tab S4 by the way. I've only had mine about a week or so now - it
    s been great. This and the Note 9 - quite the pairing.
    Btw if you have other phones I'm sure it would work the same way
    12-02-2018 06:06 PM
  12. SDTRMG's Avatar
    This has been my biggest grip with the tablet phone combo from Samsung. They do with there laptops quite while and dont see why they dont on the tablet. The o ly thing that would have made me get an Samsung chrome book over the s4.
    02-08-2019 10:51 PM
  13. uvarules's Avatar
    Funny, I use Message + for my Verizon account on every non "phone" device I have and works perfectly. Text from tablets and laptops with no issues. Been doing it for a couple of years. All wifi. SMS/MMS just as if I was on my phone....

    Maybe I'm missing something here from your original post, so I apologize if I did.
    02-10-2019 08:45 AM
  14. bill-e's Avatar
    Funny, I use Message + for my Verizon account on every non "phone" device I have and works perfectly. Text from tablets and laptops with no issues. Been doing it for a couple of years. All wifi. SMS/MMS just as if I was on my phone....

    Maybe I'm missing something here from your original post, so I apologize if I did.
    I do as well but not everyone has Verizon as a carrier.
    02-10-2019 10:39 AM
  15. Crombie's Avatar
    I followed these instructions and now have my phone messages app on my phone. It works great!
    https://www.cnet.com/how-to/tips-and...es-on-the-web/
    02-11-2019 02:22 PM
  16. smooches680's Avatar
    I just downloaded the Go SMS Pro app from the play store and testing it out now and it works great! I have Sprint! Has a lot of features!
    02-13-2019 12:38 PM
  17. Brew Swayne's Avatar
    You might want to try Mighty Text. I've used it for a couple of years on my Chromebook so that I could send/receive texts without needing to pick up my phone. It works flawlessly and doesn't require you to stop using your favorite texting app on your phone (I use Textra). Your text conversations still show up on your phone as if you were using it directly.

    I just purchased a Tab S4 the other day and so far, Mighty Text works as smoothly as it did on my Chromebook. It's free but does have some paid features that can be unlocked, though I haven't felt the need to buy them and I've been using the app for at least 2 years now. Give it a try.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...htytext.tablet
    03-10-2019 11:09 AM

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