trying to use hangouts on

Trying to use hangouts on gpad but get message to turn on SMS.  How do I do this.

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Snn5
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You dont have to use Hangouts for SMS.

  1. Open Hangouts on your Android device.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Touch SMS.
  4. Touch SMS Disabled to switch the setting to SMS Enabled.

IDK that you can send SMS from the tablet unless it has a phone number attached to it.  So a WiFi only tablet may not work. You can send SMS from a Google Voice number.

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Snn5
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You dont have to use Hangouts for SMS.

  1. Open Hangouts on your Android device.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Touch SMS.
  4. Touch SMS Disabled to switch the setting to SMS Enabled.

IDK that you can send SMS from the tablet unless it has a phone number attached to it.  So a WiFi only tablet may not work. You can send SMS from a Google Voice number.

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I do have a 4g tablet with number.  But sms does not show up under settings.  Android version 4.4.2 software installed.  I am baffled.

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Snn5
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OK, so the tablet has a phone number and the ability to send texts via Verizon's cellular voice network just like a phone?  If Hangouts is updated and the above is true, I'm not sure why the tablet is having this issue.

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Ann154
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The LG G pad tablet is a data only device and can't access the SMS portion of the network. The phone number assigned to the device is only used as a means to identify the line of service associated with the device.

The only tablet that I'm aware of sending and receiving SMS was the original Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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