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Text message app??

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by chrisd56, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. chrisd56
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    I really love this phone exept for one thing, i am unable to send a text message to more than one person at a time. If i go to "compose new message" and try to type in a name like lets say "Frank" which is a contact in my phone, it does not show up as a match to my contatcs and when i send the message to "Frank" it does not go through.

    Now if i do the same thing and type in just Franks phone number it works. Without being able to type in a name i obviously can not type in more than one and send a group text and of course i know no ones actual number off the top of my head.

    Is there any kind of texting app to fix this or is this a glitch in my phone?
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    handcent sms.
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    Defininetly a nice app. Skinnable too!
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    A++ on this one...easily one of my top 3 apps
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    As much as I agree with the above handcent post your phone should not be doing that. I've never had a problem like that sending texts. Call verizon. Or take it to the store.
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    What happens if you go into Contacts and then press & hold on Frank's name. Do you get an option to "Send text message" or "Send SMS"?

    Let us know the outcome of the above as it would be interesting to see.
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    So I downloaded Handcent.. like it a lot, but I am getting doubles in SMS w/ Messaging and Handcent now.. how do i turn off messaging??
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    ok....so i just figured out that if you don't have the contact in your phone listed as 'Mobile" it will not activate the search option drop down when you start typing the letters in the To_______ box.

    Changed all to mobile and now they come up and i can even group text now!!!!
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    To turn off notifications in the stock Messaging app go into Messaging and then click:

    Menu > Settings > Uncheck Notifications

    This will only give you a notification via Handcent.
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    and how do you turn off auto-spell check.. i hate always being corrected... and i cant seem to find an option when dealing w/ "Messaging"..i found an option w/ Handcent but it didnt work when I unchecked the box
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    I keep getting two notifications when I get a text. One from the stock app and one from handcent. How do I turn off the orginal sms that came with droid so I only get one notifcation?
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    come on man... not to be rude, but just read the thread! One of the moderators already explained how to fix it...

    Turn off notifications in the default messaging app. Go to the messaging application, go to settings, look under notifications, and uncheck the box. WAHPOW! Done!

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    Wanna turn off auto correct? "there's an app for that" (CALLED SETTINGS!)

    "there's a setting for that"

    go to settings by pressing the menu key, then going to text and locale,

    then uncheck whatever you don't want!

    wahpow!
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    Group text

    Do I need hancent to group text? Any recommendations?
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    Thanks. I was surfing on the droid and didn't get a chance to read the entire thread ;)
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    as long as you have your contacts set as "mobile" in their profile you can type in their name and it will come up in the TO_____________ box. It will have a comma next to it, start typing a second name and it will come up and so on.
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    i dont see "text and locale" under settings..... wtf
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    Is there a way to lock text using Handcent ?
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    Do you have to download an app to group text.. by group text I mean, have a group set up and click on that and it sends it to everyone without having to choose them individually each time..
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    okay apparently i am a tard but i goto settings and cannot fins the notification tab i am suppose to turn off. please help
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    Just open the stock mess app hit menu button, go to settings, scroll down and you'll the Notification settings area uncheck the box for notifications says display message notifi in stat bar and no more doubles
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