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Chomp or Handcent?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Antiman, Aug 29, 2009.

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Which do people prefer

  1. Default Messaging App (HTC's Version)

    23 vote(s)
    14.5%
  2. Default Mesaging App (Android Version)

    4 vote(s)
    2.5%
  3. Handcent

    103 vote(s)
    64.8%
  4. chompSMS

    29 vote(s)
    18.2%
  5. Other unmention app

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. DeadlyDazza

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    Are there any widgets for chomp rather than seeing the default ugly HTC message widget ?
    Hate just having the chomp icon.
     

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    i like handcent although in fairness ive not tried chomp (except the 10p one), the only thing missing from handcent is a widget, only a shortcut can be added to your home screen?
     
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    Handcent doesn't work 100% for the Hero. Seem it doesn't like the SenseUI, as it throws up errors every few seconds when I try to reply back to a text.

    Haven't tried Chomp, but it can't be as unusable as Handcent.
     
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    it works fine on my hero, have you got all the latest roms on phone and handcent updates?
     
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    Chomp for me, liked Handcent better but it was slow
     
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    I'm new here so I can't add much to these forums but I can say I have handcent on my Hero (Sprint) and it works like a charm, never had a problem. In fact, I just recently noticed there is the ability to speak my text and have handcent transcribe it. I love that
     
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    Currently i just use the Hero standard SMS application which is ok.. I am intereted in trying out Chomp thouugh but before i do I have a couple of questions:

    1) I link my contacts to Facebook for the contact pictures, are these pictures used by Chomp?

    2) Do you have to pay to send text by chomp? read this on the chmop SMS website and it got me wondering:

    How much does it cost?

    We charge the same price per SMS message sent to any supported country in the world via the chompSMS network. We reckon you're in United Kingdom, where the price is only 7 pence per SMS.
    The chompSMS application itself is free.

    Currently i pay nothing for texts as i have a text bundle with Orange...
     
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    Think i have just found out the answers myself on the Chomp forums!

    Ok, fixed it.
    Turns out that Motorola Cliq, adds the pictures because it adds the facebook and twitter contacts, but the contacts themselves dont have a real picture, its just that Cliq shows the facebook and twitter pics only on the Cliq.
    To fix it, just download SyncmyPix from the android market and after you sync the pics with that app, when you go back to chompsms, contacts will now have pictures.
    Hope it helps. Loving chomp sms. Im using it combined with SMS unread count and it works great, although a few times it force closes. but love the look and speed.


    Is chompSMS free?
    The application itself is free. If you send messages using
     
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    Handcent just answered my prayer last 2 days. Now the delivery report icons changed dynamically. If the delivery is under "Pending", it will show a clock icon. If it is "Received", it will show a green tick icon. Now I don't have to press on the old icons one by one to see the delivery status.

    But in my Hero, certain SMS are still showing blank if I open it from the notification bar. I have to open the SMS twice to read it.
     
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    What`s wrong with the text app that comes with the Hero.... Just wonderin. :thinking:
     
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    Nothing fundamental IMO... it's just I fancied checking out what else was on offer (just because you can with Android!)

    Now I'm happy i did as i think Chomp is 'funkier' and much more customisable - which is great if that's what you like!
     
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    Nothing at all and i've gone back to it. Handcent is very funky and i love how customisable it is but none of that is any good if it keeps crashing the phone which mine does every day.
     
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    nothing. we should have a poll. default app gets my vote.
     
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    Before anyone opens another thread, I've added a poll to this one, and cast my vote.

    Now when should see a more definative answer as to what is more popular
     
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    It's there an option to change from the bubble chat on chomp?
     
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    I think I prefer Handcent... JUST.

    Why:
    1.) When sending a group SMS, I can split it up into separate conversations.
    2.) Support for lighting up the trackball on my hero
    3.) The ability to open up the Quick Reply in the background BEHIND the lock screen

    On the flip side, I have unfortunately had to uninstall Handcent due to a bug. My contacts have all disappeared when I click the little + symbol when composing a message. The ability to "sent to multiple" in this way is the primary reason I don't use the standard messaging app, so this is a deal breaker.

    Anyone got a solution?
     
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    I also found with Handcent when trying to send picture texts a lot of them either weren't getting there or they were delayed, since removing handcent they now work instantly again. Weird ...
     
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    How do you do this? I just had a quick look through the settings but couldn't see any option for that.
     
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    "Send as split threads" under "Send sms setting"
     
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    Cool, thanks :)
     
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    But you can send one text to multiple people in the standard HTC app... (and any replies do come back in separate threads under the appropriate person).
     
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    Only in the same way that a *new* unrelated text would come through... If you already had a conversation thread with that person, your group message would be absent.
     
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    Agreed, the initial group message stays as one thread and does not move into the separate people threads, but is that really a big deal? For me it isn't...
     
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    No, it's not a deal breaker. But its the little things like that which make it my app of choice over something like chompSMS.

    Now if only Handcent would show me my contacts. :(
     
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