contacts not coming up in messaging

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  1. sugarmaglndscp
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    When I go to my messaging app, and try to enter the send to portion with someone from my contact list, no names drop down even if I type the entire contact name it will not recognize the contact entered. This also occurs when I try to send a picture. I can eventually send the message but I have to go to my contacts and send a message that way, and attach pictures if sending pictures
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    Mine does the same thing. Every once in awhile a few names will pop up but never the one I need. Would be nice to know why its doing this!
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    Is this the stock messaging app? or another like Hancent?
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    Mine is a the stock messaging app that comes with the phone, I talked to support and was given a new phone, but it does the same thing including the random names comind up that are not pertinent to who I am trying to contact o
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    Have you checked you contact list? Is everything correct on that end?
    Give Handcent a try...just for comparisons....
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    Handcent worked great, thanks backnblack. Nice quote, couldn't agree more!
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    Glad it's working for you....
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    i have that same problem!
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    Have you tried Hancent form the market?
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    i just downloaded it 5 seconds before you replied to me.. lol going to give it a try now.. thanks
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    the problem is how your contacts are set up. it has nothing to do with the phone (well, technically is does), the SMS/MMS app, or what you're typing.

    every contact that you want to send an SMS/MMS to must have a mobile phone entry. all of your contacts have their numbers set as "home" and this won't work with any messaging app.
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    mine are set as mobile and it still doesnt work.. =( it worked last week though
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    when you start to type in a name, you get NO results? you're sure it's setup as mobile? i've had no problems with this feature.
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    when i start to type in the name it shows the phone number and the complete name. i then choose that one. and then press send. and it sits there. under handscent it has a thing that spins on the leftside of the message. its still spinning now after 20 mins later of sending the message
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    that's a different issue. that wasn't what i was referring to.
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    Have you checked that the contacts are set as mobile numbers the messaging app won't pull up contacts that are set as home or office numbers
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