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Where is the OEM Messaging App for the Tab 3 ??

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Journeyman

Where is the OEM Messaging App for the Tab 3 ??

I recently got 2 Sprint Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets and was told at the Sprint store that I would be able to send and receive texts to the tablet's phone number.  I have searched high and low and can not find an app on the stock device that will allow this.  I have found multiple tutorials on sending texts with the Tab and Tab 2 devices and the app is called "Messaging" but the app is not on either of my devices and I can't find where to download it.  I wonder why such a useful tool and one the Sprint store pitched to me to make the sale is not included.

Is anyone else having issues finding a way to text on their Galaxy Tab 3 ???

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Journeyman

Re: Where is the OEM Messaging App for the Tab 3 ??

The Tab 3 does not support native text messaging.  You can download a 3rd party text application.  The original Tab 7" did support text, however the Tab 2 did not support text.

I apologize that you were given incorrect information at the store. 

Wizard

Re: Where is the OEM Messaging App for the Tab 3 ??

This doesn't do it the way the store rep promised you but it would solve your need for the most part...see this post; let me know if the link doesn't get you there

https://community.sprint.com/baw/message/682920#682920

Journeyman

Re: Where is the OEM Messaging App for the Tab 3 ??

what about making a call from the Samsung galaxy tab 3?

Master

Re: Where is the OEM Messaging App for the Tab 3 ??

TJseven – Unfortunately you are unable to place phone calls from a tablet unless you download a third party application. –AJ Sprint Social Care
Journeyman

Re: Where is the OEM Messaging App for the Tab 3 ??

hello whats the name of a third party app to be able to use this tablet as a phone?

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