Send messages (SMS / MMS): Blackberry Bold 9900

Learn how to send SMS and MMS messages on the Blackberry Bold 9900.

 

 

 

 

Send a group message

 

To write and send messages to a group, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Text Messages icon.
  3. Press the Menu key.
  4. Scroll to and select Compose Text Message.
  5. Perform one of the following:
    • Manually enter the contact
      1. Enter the name or phone number of the recipient.
      2. If necessary, tap the desired phone number.
      3. A new contact field will appear below the contact you just added.
      4. Tap the new contact field and repeat the steps to add additional contacts.
    • Choose contact from list
      1. Press the Menu key.
      2. Scroll to and select Choose Contact.
      3. Scroll to and tap the desired contact.
      4. If necessary, tap the desired phone number.
      5. Repeat the steps to add additional contacts.
  6. Tap the message field and enter the text of your message.
  7. Press the Menu key.
  8. Select Send.

 

 

Send a new picture or video in a message (MMS)

 

To take a new picture or video and send it as a picture message (MMS), follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Camera or Video Camera icon.
  3. For video camera, ensure the MMS mode is enabled.
    1. Press the Menu key.
    2. Scroll to and select Options.
    3. Tap Video Format.
    4. Tap MMS Mode (176 x 144) to ensure the video will not be too large to send.
    5. Press the Menu key.
    6. Scroll to and select Save.
  4. Frame the subject.
  5. Press the Trackpad to take the picture or record the video.
  6. Press the Menu key.
  7. Scroll to and select Send.
  8. Select Text Message.
  9. Perform one of the following:
    • Manually enter the contact
      1. Enter the name or phone number of the recipient.
      2. If necessary, tap the desired phone number.
      3. A new contact field will appear below the contact you just added.
      4. Tap the new contact field and repeat the steps to add additional contacts.
    • Choose contact from list
      1. Press the Menu key.
      2. Scroll to and select Choose Contact.
      3. Scroll to and tap the desired contact.
      4. If necessary, tap the desired phone number.
      5. Repeat the steps to add additional contacts.
  10. Tap above or below the attachment and enter the text of your message.
  11. Press the Menu key.
  12. Select Send.

 

 

Send a saved picture or video in a message (MMS)

 

To send pictures or videos you have saved on your device as a picture message (MMS), follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Media icon.
  3. Tap the Pictures icon.
  4. Navigate to the picture or video you wish to send.
  5. Touch and hold the desired media.
  6. Tap Send.
  7. Tap Text Message.
  8. Perform one of the following:
    • Manually enter the contact
      1. Enter the name or phone number of the recipient.
      2. If necessary, tap the desired phone number.
      3. A new contact field will appear below the contact you just added.
      4. Tap the new contact field and repeat the steps to add additional contacts.
    • Choose contact from list
      1. Press the Menu key.
      2. Scroll to and select Choose Contact.
      3. Scroll to and tap the desired contact.
      4. If necessary, tap the desired phone number.
      5. Repeat the steps to add additional contacts.
  9. Tap above or below the attachment and enter the text of your message.
  10. Press the Menu key.
  11. Select Send.