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    Why use another text app?

    Sorry if this seems dumb but I was curious as to why people use other keyboard apps aside from what comes with their phone? I have read where people can't live without Handycent and others.

    I am a new user to the Thunderbolt and to me you push text, type and send. I guess ignorance is bliss. Please enlighten me.
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    I'm like that too. I've tried Handcent and didnt like it. Its all personal preference though. The big thing with using Handcent is that you can customize it where you cant with the stock text app.
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    I don't see a single reason for using another text app then the stock one. Nothing against the other ones, I just don't feel they are necessary.
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    I agree here to, I've tried Handcent and really saw no advantage versus the stock one except maybe customization.
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    I switch to it a few times a year when I want to change the background, December I had my phone fully tricked out with snow in every app I could lol Even DLed app icons. Though I do tend to use the stock text app the most.

    As for keyboard... That can be a big deal. I like swifts layout. It seems to do better word predictions for me as well. More you use it the better it gets too.
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    I just like my phone themed and looking nice and i like it to match easily i also like the custom leds and all so i used handcent for a long time however now i just use a modded stock one which includes the ability to switch the leds and some other small things
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    My main reason for changing to Handcent was the popup box with the text in which I could directly reply.

    I eventually quit using that, but I kept using Handcent.
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    I just use sms pop up for that with the stock one
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    Thank you all
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    I switched to handcent because only phone numbers would show in the stock app when adding a contact. Some of my contacts have 3 or 4 numbers and I don't know which is which. Handcent lists "mobile" or "home". The customization is nice too.

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