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Double Text Messages Received

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by la sal, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. la sal

    la sal Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Has anyone been getting a lot of double texts messages from your contacts? It doesn't really matter because Cricket has unlimited text messages but it is a tad annoying.


  2. Jazziette

    Jazziette Android Expert

    Hi La Sal! This is a known problem that has to do with the carrier. They have acknowledge it and that they are working on the problem.

    Hasn't happened to me yet (cross my fingers). You might want to try the Handcent or GO SMS app and see it that helps.

    Also, clear your call log and cache.

    Good luck! :)
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  3. la sal

    la sal Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I always clear my cache and call log. I'll have to take a look at the two apps you recommended. Thanks.
  4. la sal

    la sal Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Just downloaded the Handcent app. I'll have to recommend this free app for my wife's Samsung Epic. I think she will like the format they use.
  5. Jazziette

    Jazziette Android Expert

    Great! Let us know how you like it! :)
  6. la sal

    la sal Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Just got a double message.
  7. la sal

    la sal Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    My wife likes the Handcent program but she can't get her picture next to her messages on her Samsung Epic. Everyone else's pictures show up next their messages but not her's.
  8. Jazziette

    Jazziette Android Expert

    I'm not using handcent anymore since it was creating some probs for me so I can't help much there but I'm sure it is in the settings somewhere. Sorry for such a lame answer. :p Tell her to try GO SMS.
  9. la sal

    la sal Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I did the Sprint 2.2 Froyo manual update for her Samsung Epic last night. Text messsaging was part of the upgrade so she is set.
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  10. Jazziette

    Jazziette Android Expert

    Glad to hear it's okay! Sounds great! :)
  11. Clay353

    Clay353 Lurker

    Pro launcher EX works well for me.
  12. la sal

    la sal Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Trying Go SMS to see if it helps with the double messages.
  13. Jazziette

    Jazziette Android Expert

    I never get double text messages here in my home area, but last weekend out of town I got several. Now things are back to normal. Maybe it could have something to do with the towers where you get your signals. Just a thought.
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  14. r0ckstarr

    r0ckstarr Well-Known Member

    I get two of each message, for every message I get.
  15. la sal

    la sal Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Go SMS seems to have solved this problem for me.
  16. unvme

    unvme Lurker

    I have been having problems with multiple texts since I bought my Ascend with Cricket. It is extremely annoying!
    I don't get just double but sometimes 3 or 4 repeats. Most of the time they come within in 2 seconds of each other. Sometimes they are a few minuets apart. It doesn't mater were I'm at, home, work, 50 miles away. I would like to use the pop-up feature of Handcent but the double sms screws it up...

    Does anyone have a solution?

    I am using Handcent and love it, but will switch if another sms app fixes it.
  17. la sal

    la sal Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Go SMS has eliminated all double text messages for me except when Cricket sends their spam texts.
  18. brandonpants

    brandonpants Lurker

    La Sal, I've been trying to fix this problem on my Cricket Ascend for quite a while now, and it's gotten to be extremely annoying.

    I just got Go SMS and have been playing around with the settings but still can't figure out a way to stop the double messages.

    Do you need to uninstall the stock messaging app? Is there a setting somewhere that I'm missing in goSMS that fixes this?
  19. la sal

    la sal Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    All I had to do was install goSMS and the double text messages stopped. I didn't need to adjust the settings or uninstall the stock messaging.

    I am sorry that it hasn't worked for you. :(
  20. Propagandroid

    Propagandroid Lurker

    I too experienced the double texts on my Cricket Phone (Ascend). it happened with me on both the stock messaging platform, as well as when i use handcent. i recently flashed Icarus 1.1 and this eliminated the problem thus far
  21. IDontWearPink

    IDontWearPink Newbie

    That's a known problem with the service. It's never happened to me but once and I dialed *228 and it hasn't happened since then. I think that could be the only chance you have.
  22. Ashleyh06

    Ashleyh06 Member

    I have tried *228 and usin go sma but still receive double and even 3 n 4 of same txts .. its starting to irritate me now.. n kinda freezes my phn whn so many come in at the same time :(
  23. reggjoo

    reggjoo Well-Known Member

    This has been a problem ever since I tried third party apps, I installed cm6, and kept the stock app as default. I still receive double messages, but my phone doesn't send them anymore( boy was my girlfriend annoyed!) . I can still get mms in all it's glory, but wish I could delete the stock app, but it's part of android. The other apps work off of the stock app, and that's part of the reason I don't use them, it makes the situation worse.
  24. frogginwld

    frogginwld Lurker

    Im sorry EXTREMELY STUPID with the talk (language) on how to do things with this phone (ascend). What does FLASH mean? I feel so stupid when it comes to my phone n doing things with it. Please educate me lol
  25. I've been having the same problem.. I have GO and and it still continues. It's particularly annoying with facebook mobile on. ><

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