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Handcent links service SMSs to a Facebook contact!!!

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by brownster, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. brownster

    brownster Member
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    Okay, now this is weird!

    I use Handcent SMS on my HTC Hero. I have also recently updated to Android 2.1. Recently I have received a couple of service SMS messages from different companies (bank mini-statements, adverts, etc.) which in itself is okay, but Handcent has been linking them to one of my Facebook contacts!

    It only happens when I get a SMS from a non-regular phone number or a short number. Its always the same Facebook contact, but I don't have this person as a regular contact in my phone or Google contacts and their phone number is not on their FB profile!

    I checked the stock messaging app to make sure it wasn't anything else and that was fine, so it's definitely a Handcent thing.

    Anyone else experience this?

    For the record, I'm based in Norway on Telenor network.
     

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  2. Szadzik

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    Use the option to not show FB contacts in Handcent. The option can be found at Social Network Settings.
     
  3. brownster

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    Hi. Thanks for the response. I can't seem to find that setting now I've moved to 2.1. Any tips?
     
  4. Szadzik

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    Look for this setting in Handcent. Handcent>Menu>Settings>Social Networks Settings.

    Make sure the setting within this screen is unchecked.
     
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  5. brownster

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    Gotcha - thanks!
     
  6. Szadzik

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    Let me know if it worked
     
  7. brownster

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    Aaaagggghh! It didn't work, I'm still getting the service messages linked to the same FB contact. I had one just now from Norwegian directory enquiries and it linked to the FB contact.

    I think I might contact the developers....
     
  8. Jackcday

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    i'm having the exact same problem, getting messages from my bank and phone provider but saying that it's from somebody from facebook!
    eurgh
     
  9. Mickydoos

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    Yes I'm getting this same problem.
    Services messages all say they're from a FB contact(T-Mob etc!)

    The standard app correctly distinguishes between service messages and FB...

    UK, T-Mobile with a G2 Touch.

    Help?
     

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