Better app than Handcent?

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  1. Synthet1k

    Synthet1k New Member

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    Well, I downloaded Handcent SMS for my Droid and thought it was awesome up until I noticed that my service was fluctuating.... I would have the phone on a table, still as can be, yet the signal bars would go from 4 bars to none, then to two...and so on. This would happen randomly. When it would happen, I was unable to receive or make calls and texts. This was VERY frustrating, and never happened until Handcent was installed. Last night I was on the phone with Verizon tech support for about 2 hours, and we eventually had to do a hard reset on the phone because nothing else would work. So far, the problem has been resolved. I'm just wondering if anyone knows of a good app that is free and similar to Hancent. Thanks for the help! :)

    P.S. I'm very new to these Droid phones, so please try to bear with me!
     
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    you could try chompsms
     
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    I heard Chomp charges you for "credits" in order to text... o_O Is this true?
    With Verizon, I have unlimited text messaging, so why would I wanna pay?
     
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    handcent will not affect your phones reception.

    i dont use it, but im pretty sure it just uses ur plans texting - same as handcent.

    its basically handcent, chomp, or the stock one for texting (yes i know theres others out there but i tihnk these are teh populare ones)
     
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    i have no clue. i use the stock messaging app. i have just heard good things about chomp and handcent from people who use them
     
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    So you guys think it would be okay if I re-downloaded Handcent now that I've done the hard reset??? Since it doesn't effect my phone's reception, that should not happen again, right?
     
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    correct...
     
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    Alright, I'll give it a shot. Thanks guys
     
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    chompSMS doesnt use credits. It uses your regular text messaging. Chompsms gives you an option to use credits that they provide but you don't need to use it. and chompSMS is very simple to use, I will never get rid of it.
     
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    I had issues with performance using Handcent when I first tried it. It would bog down, run slow, and just generally be a royal pain to use. Since I've rooted though and reinstalled it, it runs flawlessly. Plus you just can't beat the customization options with handcent IMO.
     
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    rooting would not affect how handcent runs...
     
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    I have been using Handcent for a while now. The only thing I dislike about it is the double notifications. I have read, and read, and read how to disable the stock to stop it from happening, but nothing stops it. (messaging>menu>settings Delivery reports disabled, Auto retrieve disabled, Notifications disabled, the only thing that is checked there is Delete old messsages) I have uninstalled Handcent and waited for updates and reinstalled only to have the same issue. I love the customization of it, but hearing my notification tone twice for each message is driving me insane.

    Is ChompSMS as customizable? I think I have given Handcent enough tries to finally say I am done with it, but don't want to stay with the stock messenger.
     
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