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Handcent SMS

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by cece5702, Apr 11, 2012.

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    I finally broke down and downloaded Handcent SMS instead of using stock SMS. Its one of the best apps for texting. A lot of new enhancements. I love it.
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    Glad to hear you are enjoying it. If you ever want to check out another one that has a lot of options as well then there is always Go SMS. Handcent works very well but if you like choices then check it out and compare.
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    I might have to check one of these out, the messaging is the only thing I have never liked about Android. Yet I never wanted to try a third party one for some reason, the third party ones still use Verizon's networks right? What I mean is they don't get sent to a separate server and then sent to Verizon through them right?
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    Unless I misunderstand how it works then yes it's through vzw.

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    Cool I am going to check out GoSMS then, I love GoLauncher and GoNotifications so seems like I will like SMS.
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    That's a safe bet I'd say. I've been using it for a while. If you have any questions let me know, I'm not a pro but maybe I'll be able to answer it.

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    I do have one, I can't find the setting to make it not hide my keyboard after I send a message. OP I am sorry didn't mean to steal your thunder on this thread, but I do thank you because it sparked me to try a third party SMS program. PS I love that I can finally hit the enter key to send a text message.
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    I remember it had that function but it looks like it is not in the settings anymore. At least I don't see it.
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    :(

    That is the only thing I don't like about it, I type messages back to back quite a bit and I keep having to reopen the keypad. Still a great program though.
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    Sorry, I'll keep looking around in there. Kind of on the run so I may have missed it.
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    No worries, there are a lot of options for this program I could have easily missed it too. Found the one for the keyboard to show up when you open a message, just not the one to stop making it disappear after you send one. The search continues, appreciate the help.
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    Hmm, I am wondering if that is what I was thinking of. Oh well, will keep an eye out regardless.
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    Thats ok...take over.. Lol... I might learn something in the process. I havent tried Go SMS so I might have to check that one out as well.
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    I like Handcent because of the pop up notification screen each time I get text. I dont have to open the entire app to read and respond. I love it. I'm sure Go SMS has the same feature.
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    It does have that feature and you can customize that pop up quite a bit to make it how you like it. Plus from what I have seen they have many different themes available for it. Still learning it myself of course, I am just bias towards GoSMS because I use most other GO products.
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    Does GoSMS work ok with voicemail? I had GoSMS on my Galaxy S2 with Sprint and every time I would get a voicemail, it would send me two texts from random numbers letting me know I received a message. Visual Voicemail wouldn't work. I had to dial my number and check my VM that way. Very frustrating
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    I never had it send me a text for a voice mail and I have never used visual voice mail so I am not sure about that one.
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    Im with sydman... the GO team is the way to go... I use golauncher... gosms... gowidget go contacts... very customizable

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    GO Sms wins over Handcent. I've been using this for the past two days. The only thing I don't like is the GO Dialer. When you make a phone call it defaults back to the stock dialer. Love GO Contacts though.

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    I prefer 3rd party SMS apps as well. It allows me to set custom notifications for my SMS contacts. Such as notification sounds, blinking led color, vibration, etc.

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