Is there some way to edit and send SMS from a desktop PC through Windows Phone , via USB ? Sent to approx. thirty numbers. The message is similar, however each includes some info specific to the individual recipient, like mail merge.

  • I can do the mail merge beforehand and then send individual messages.
    – Rob Kam
    Sep 29 '16 at 19:14
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    With Windows 10 OS and Windows 10 mobile you can respond to text messages received on your phone through the action center interface on the PC.
    – wbeard52
    Oct 5 '16 at 2:56

Is there some way to edit and send SMS from a desktop PC through Windows Phone, via USB?

No. You cannot access the SMS in Windows Phone via a USB connection.

However the latest insider preview helps you to manage SMS from PC via Internet. This is achieved through the Skype app. Keep in mind that it is still in preview.
In a Windows 10 PC, You can use Cortana to send replies to any incoming messages directly from Action center. This requires an active internet connection.

  • Via Internet would be fine too. Unfortunately I'm currently stuck with Win 7.
    – Rob Kam
    Sep 29 '16 at 19:14
  • @RobKam That's really unfortunate. This feature may not come to Windows 7.
    – Kolappan N
    Sep 30 '16 at 6:19
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    Had you been on Windows 10, I'd have also highlighted that Cortana lets you reply to SMS from the desktop
    – Rowland Shaw
    Sep 30 '16 at 9:26
  • @RowlandShaw I have used Cortana to reply messages from my PC. But RobKam asked that he want to edit and send a message to 30 people.That is not possible with Cortana. You cannot create a message. You can only reply to an incoming message. So i did not bother to include it in my answer at first. Anyway I will update my answer according to your suggestion.
    – Kolappan N
    Sep 30 '16 at 16:15
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    I don't mind sending the messages one at a time, but they're not in reply.
    – Rob Kam
    Oct 1 '16 at 21:48

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