replacement for handcent

royta

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I've been using Handcent since my first Android phone in 2009, the original Moto Droid. I have been becoming less enthusiastic about it lately, especially since moving on from my Droid X2 to a Galaxy S3 on Monday.

The group messaging on the stock GS3 app just plain works. Handcent is unreliable at best. Unfortunately the stock app has a 20 recipient limit on both MMS (group) or SMS (multi-recipient individual) texts. I text to a 30+ recipient group on a several day per week basis. Handcent works awesome at sending to this many in the individual SMS format.

Handcent does an awesome job with the delivery verification/confirmation.

Handcent often hiccups on splitting messages into 160 character texts. My last fiasco shown here, http://www.droidforums.net/forum/showthread.php?p=2439493, split a message to 31 recipients into five 67 character texts. 155 texts? Geez Handcent! Get it right! It's a good thing I have unlimited texts, but I feel bad for any of the recipients who didn't.

So, I'm looking for a messaging app that doesn't have a limit on the number of recipients and doesn't screw up the 160 character breakdown when sending texts as SMS to multiple recipients. I don't want any of those apps that the recipient also needs the app for free messaging. That's just added fluff that is of no real benefit to me.

Any suggestions?

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I too made the jump from Handcent, I tried a bunch but two that really stuck out to me were ChompSMS and GoSMS. I'm currently using GoSMS and have been the past few months, not a hiccup.
 
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It's a shame chompsms doesn't do MMS group texts (chat), only SMS group texts.

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