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Old May 28th, 2012, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im looking for a new Text message app and just wanted to know what the best ones to use are?

I at the moment are using the Go Text message but would like to try a new one out.

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Install the textPlus Free Text + Calls application. Free calls and texting from between US and Canada. Its a free app from the play store.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Install the textPlus Free Text + Calls application. Free calls and texting from between US and Canada. Its a free app from the play store.
Many thanks for that but im in the UK.
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Ok then you can go for the app Handcent SMS. The most ideal sms app for any android device in any country.
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I tried many if not all and in my opinion GoSMSPRO is the best all around message app followed closely by chompSMS
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Ok then you can go for the app Handcent SMS. The most ideal sms app for any android device in any country.
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Handcent for me, been using it for years.
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Handcent to me is gosms -3 I've used it all pretty much gosms is the best, or if you like speed just stay stock
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Another vote for Handcent. I'm sure there are other messaging apparel that does this or that and the other thing but Handcent has been working for me and don't see a need to change. Subscribed to their online services for only $10 a year and coupled with Swype, Smart keyboard, or Swiftkey, I'm good to go.
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+1 Handcent
(I use Text+ on my ipod ~ it's a fantastic option for non-phone devices.)
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Use Handcent.
My favorite features -
- Pop up message no matter what you're doing allows you to easily reply
- Can customize settings to accept MMS group messaging so you can group chat with Iphone users.
- Can control sending long texts with "split 160"
- Several other customizable features in settings that you can play with but those are probably my top 3 reasons why I use it.

After you install it simply go to settings in your stock messenger and turn off all notifications, then I replaced the home messaging icon with Handcent.


If you're also looking for a good replacement phone app that leverages ICS logic (I hate the stock app that SGS2 came with for Phone/Contacts) use ExDialer and ExContacts. Love the feature of swype right to call, swype left to text...
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