best alternative text messaging app?

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  1. iamloco724
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    Go SMS, Handcent, Chomp which one is best to you and why

    also is there like a side by side comparison out there of these or someone can type one up the bigg difference atleast
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    Handcent. So customizable. I'll never use anything else
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    Best thing is to try them out yourself...your the only one that knows what's best for you. If you don't like them delete them. I use Handcent

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    I've tried Go, Chomp, Stock, and Handcent, and I keep going back to Handcent. It's the best, hands down. But you should try them all, some fit better for others.
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    Another handcent user here.

    I love that I can have a different tone, icon, and background per contact.
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    I started with Handcent then got annoyed that sometimes the pop up would not be the current message but the prior text message so then went to chomp and after a few days realized I was not receiving or sending out several texts so then tried Go Sms worked for a few days then just would not send my messages, so like everyone else im back to Handcent..

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    Handcent. Gosms might be better, if it had more features. When I tried out Gosms, none of my received messages showed up. Instantly forcing me to delete it.

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    im trying out handcent so far got all my settings set..except i dont see anywhere to limit how many messages to save like 200 limit then have it start deleting them

    am i missing something or is this not a feature?
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    That setting is in stock messaging settings.
    Handcent here as well (pop up disabled) :)

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    so if its set in stock i dont have to set it in handcent or you saying its just in stock not in handcent
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    Just in stock. Handcent "piggybacks" off of stock.

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    You can only tell it when to delete sent text messages, not received. To delete the received texts just open up the default texting app, it will then proceed to delete whatever you set the limit to. This is why I NEVER open up the default texting app, im waiting for motorola to fix the timezone bug that prevents you from backing up your sms to gmail.

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    I have over 4,000 in mine ATM. And 3 backups on my SD card with 6,000+ each ;)

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    so if i set the limit in stock and then say rename the stock texting app so its basically not on my phone will it still abide by those limits
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    Wouldn't suggest that...you'll likely be unable to text period like that.



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    i had it off before and it seemed to have worked with sending and recieving
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    Up to you but I wouldn't chance it personally.

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    If you freeze text messaging, gallery, or email client, your texting will not work properly.
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    Hit the"X" as u read them. Then it will be in proper connersation an the next incomming will be current.


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