On the Nexus 7 3g and 2013 Lte version SMS is disabled. Overnight we have lost the ability to send SMS messages. This worked on Jelly Bean. So those of us who paid extra to be able to use a sim card and have happily used Sms have had an important feature removed. I can no longer sign up to use a banking service as it requires authentication via a sent and received Sms for example. Sadly Google are ignoring the complaints of many customers and not acknowledging the issue even though it has been raised on the Google product forum. Unless they fix this soon I shall be asking for a refund. Google have soured their reputation by not responding to this issue.
Thanks TgD for taking the time to check out the facts. For those that continue to doubt that there is a problem I copy below an email received from Google yesterday.
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JoshBTech - your contribution on grammar does not further this discussion one iota. Maybe the clue to your superiority lies in the BT part of your name. Google Hangouts does not allow me to send an SMS to anyone I wish. In case you were so enthusiastic about being critical on grammar, I repeat that the product being discussed is the Nexus 7 2013 LTE updated to Android Kitkat 4.4.2