Bringing up contact list when using Messaging

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    Is there a way to bring up your contacts when using messaging so you don't have to type them in manually? I know it does the auto fill and you can do multiple contacts but is there a way to see all your contacts and just select them one by one?

    Normally I just go to contacts and then do message from there but would like to be able to do it from Messaging.
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    I'm frustrated by the same thing. If I go to my contacts I can create a text or email but if I go to compose one I can't get to my contacts. For emails it doesn't even do auto fill. I really hope they improve the email capabilities in the December patch.
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    Download Handcent. It allows all kinds of customization of your texting environment. I just checked (since I couldn't understand what the OP was frustrated about) and when I hit the "compose" button I can either hit a plus sign to the right to get all my contacts, or start typing in the "to" field and it suggests who I mean. Works great.
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    Handcent will solve your issue. As stated in the post above... you can either type in the contacts name and auto-fill will help you or you can click on the menu button and then the "+" and pick contacts from the name list. Enjoy!
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    Handcent looks like it will do the trick. Too bad the built in messaging app wont take care of business!

    Thanks
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    Hancent is good.. but it's damn intrusive lol. Plus I don't like it's formatting... the popup is nice, though.

    Just curious, though (truly, no offense intended), what's the hangup where you would need to get your contact list? I know a lot of people are asking for this feature, but I have a hard time understanding why... Is it just an unwillingness to adjust to the (faster) method of typing 2 or 3 letters of their first or last name and tapping them? Force of habit? Don't actually KNOW the names of people you're TXTing (creepy :p)?

    I'd love to be filled in, I hate not understanding someone's perspective :D
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    Why do you say its intrusive?

    Its actually not really a big deal to type the names, it was more of curiosity thing than a must have. Plus I was used to being able to do this for so many years on my previous phone and thought the messaging app should have the feature built in to begin with.
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    I'm having some trouble with my messaging as well, it maybe the same problem other are having but when I'm in messaging my auto-complete from the contact list fails to find my contacts. For example I type "ky" to attempt to get kyle but the only name that pops up is kyleigh...will handcent fix this?
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    I was having the same issue being used to the contact list popping up and finishing the name for me, but like you guys say, "there's an app for that."
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