Handcent is great sms/mms program, but bloody slow with those adverts, more so in a particular place i goto often where there is no signal and I want to read some previous texts its almost comes to a standstill because it cannot get internet! I did have the problem with the stock app running as well as handcent, but managed to disable the stock app notification but still is running! Can the stock one be removed? (probaby not a good idea) Is there a pay version which you don't get these adverts? I have reverted back to stock for just that reason alone - shame.