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Handcent - messages failing to send, and not automatically retrying. Any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by elbraddo, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. elbraddo

    elbraddo Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 4, 2010
    I love Handcent but this inability to resend automatically is killing me. I don't have good signal at home (basement flat), so I often send a message and then just wait for the signal to drift in, so it sends. My old blackberry or Nokia had no problems with this.

    Handcent doesn't handle it well. it either gets stuck with the little whirling whindmill thing and never sends, or it comes up with the red X and the process stalls. I actually prefer the red X, as at least that enables a quick "retry". but it seems to be totally random whether it gets stuck or fails to send.

    Why oh why is such a simple feature not bug-free in an app like Handcent that is so popular and has been around for some time now?

    Perplexes me!

    Any thoughts/suggestions/advice?


  2. RandomSanity

    RandomSanity Member

    Aug 17, 2010
    I believe it does automatically retry it just doesn't tell you its doing so.

    You might want to check in with the people you're texting. Sometimes Handcent tells me the message has failed but its actually gone through and they end up getting it twice when I retry.

    Also a few time it has gone absolutely insane and vibrated off my desk because for some reason it tries constantly to resend the message. The end result is people getting the same message over a dozen times.
  3. sookster54

    sookster54 Android Expert

    Jul 28, 2010
    It does automatically retry, my contacts complain to me that they receive my same messages 4 or 5 times when i'm in weak signal areas while Handcent attempts to resend. I actually don't want it to resend automatically but can't figure out how.
  4. RageXicity

    RageXicity Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Cerified Greatness
    Compton, CA
    Better than Handcent not letting your phone receive msgs until you restart the phone. Drives me crazy

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