1. Stwutter's Avatar
    On the Gear S3, if I say my launch phrase, and 'Send a text', it thinks about it for a few seconds, and then I get "sms service not available".

    However, If I want to send a text to a contact, or reply, the T9 keyboard or the screen typing option works perfectly well.

    Any ideas? If it's relevant, I'm on the UK, non-LTE version.
    12-15-2016 10:01 AM
  2. mike91t's Avatar
    I have the same issue using a Huawei Mate 9 on Nougat. What phone are you using and Android version?
    12-16-2016 08:41 AM
  3. Fozzee70's Avatar
    Only works with a Samsung phone linked, on a non android you can send a message from contacts.
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    12-16-2016 04:03 PM
  4. Lanilan's Avatar
    How do you send a message from the contacts on gear s3? (not linked with a samsung phone)
    12-25-2016 04:42 AM
  5. Stwutter's Avatar
    How do you send a message from the contacts on gear s3? (not linked with a samsung phone)
    I don't have the Gear S3 anymore, but I believe you scroll to your contacts, choose the contact, and underneath is one option to call, and little envelope which you can choose to write/type a message.
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    01-12-2017 09:37 AM
  6. Richard Servello's Avatar
    On the Gear S3, if I say my launch phrase, and 'Send a text', it thinks about it for a few seconds, and then I get "sms service not available".

    However, If I want to send a text to a contact, or reply, the T9 keyboard or the screen typing option works perfectly well.

    Any ideas? If it's relevant, I'm on the UK, non-LTE version.
    You need either the LTE version or a Samsung phone. It's dumb, but the only negative so far.
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    01-12-2017 06:58 PM
  7. Stwutter's Avatar
    You need either the LTE version or a Samsung phone. It's dumb, but the only negative so far.
    Thanks. Figured.

    Not the only negative for me, but enough anyway for me to switch back to Android Wear.
    01-13-2017 09:59 AM
  8. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Thanks. Figured.

    Not the only negative for me, but enough anyway for me to switch back to Android Wear.
    I love my S3, however I will say that doing things via voice was seemingly a lot easier on my old Asus ZenWatch 2. I didn't like all the swiping of AW though and didn't particularly care for the form factor so returned it. But Google Now for all voice actions pwnes S voice every time IMO. S voice is slow, clunky and sometimes just different do anything. Hopefully we'll get Bixby and it'll be a huge upgrade.
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    01-13-2017 10:28 AM
  9. Stwutter's Avatar
    I love my S3, however I will say that doing things via voice was seemingly a lot easier on my old Asus ZenWatch 2. I didn't like all the swiping of AW though and didn't particularly care for the form factor so returned it. But Google Now for all voice actions pwnes S voice every time IMO. S voice is slow, clunky and sometimes just different do anything. Hopefully we'll get Bixby and it'll be a huge upgrade.
    True. S Voice barely worked at all for me, unless it was TOTALLY silent. It was practically redundant, and as I said, voice SMS was too as I don't own a Sansung handset.

    I suppose what I want is the Gear's build and bezel, but with the touch, swipes and Google integration of AW.

    But then I also want 10 million quid and Daenerys Targaryen from game of Thrones.
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    01-13-2017 10:35 AM
  10. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    True. S Voice barely worked at all for me, unless it was TOTALLY silent. It was practically redundant, and as I said, voice SMS was too as I don't own a Sansung handset.

    I suppose what I want is the Gear's build and bezel, but with the touch, swipes and Google integration of AW.

    But then I also want 10 million quid and Daenerys Targaryen from game of Thrones.
    Funny, sounds like we might want the same things lol 😎
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    01-13-2017 12:48 PM
  11. James Gillis1's Avatar
    Yea super frustrating. If you can't keep pace with google then why force us to use s voice. I use a straight forward smartphone I.e. LG stylo2. Voice to text worked the first day only! Now it gives me nothing but the sms not available prompt. Nor can I save an event by voice (which I could do the first day). There's nothing really special about this wear gear with so much lacking
    07-30-2017 06:07 PM
  12. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    I love the S3 Frontier LTE but sending texts is a chore.
    07-30-2017 07:22 PM
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