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Best free SMS app?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by rgr555, May 19, 2011.

  1. rgr555

    rgr555 Well-Known Member
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    What's the best free SMS application? I've read a few reviews on some and am afraid of long wait times between sending texts.

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  2. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

  3. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Now this is a question that rarely gets asked. :D

    Handcent and GoSMS are the two most popular as of late.
  4. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Android Expert

    Another vote for Handcent. Admittedly I haven't used many, but Handcent does everything I would want, so I need not look anywhere else.
  5. devinEVO

    devinEVO Well-Known Member

    Handcent by far for carrier txt messages. i also use textfree alot when im at my cabin it works over wifi and is great when there is no cell service
  6. jwbeeler

    jwbeeler Android Enthusiast

    I tried Handcent, then switched to GO SMS...I still use GO. I just like it better than Handcent (even though I paid to be ad-free).
  7. Adauth

    Adauth Android Expert

    +1 for Handcent
  8. ninja_reject

    ninja_reject Android Enthusiast

    Go for me. I just like the go dev team overall. But go messenger works great for me, and its real cute.
  9. l14m3

    l14m3 Member

    Another vote for Go here, big fan of the whole GO range if I am honest :D
  10. nbaylinson

    nbaylinson Lurker

    Used chomp, handcent, and go. Go sms is the best by far. No ads, and the loading times for me were way faster then the other two. Works flawlessly with Go launcher on my device. The dev issues updates all the time and keeps a running thread on XDA for you to report issues and make requests.
  11. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Well-Known Member

    they are all very good. Go SMS flies on my phone even in pro mode. Handcent is slow and laggy.
  12. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    If you're looking for the best then take them for a spin and see for yourself. Polling is only going to tell you which are the most popular. Best is always highly subjective and not necessarily the same as popular.
  13. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User


    It's the same as a teetotaller asking 1,000 people which should be his favourite drink when he comes off the wagon. :D
  14. TheSultan

    TheSultan Android Expert

    Handcent is the best I've found
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