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  1. androy

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    A lot of people complained about how Handcent lags and/or slows down their phones. I haven't seen any negative posts with it on the Incredible yet.

    How does everyone like it on the Incredible so far? Does it lag or slow down your phone in any way?

    I haven't run into any issues yet, but I've only been using it for a few hours.
     

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  2. sjboyd81

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    LOVE it. so much better than the built-in app.
     
  3. MisterMixelpix

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    I'm all about the Handcent. Curious to try out Chomp, though.
     
  4. Rubik76

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    Loved it on my Eris, love it on my Incredible.
     
  5. jskolm85

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    I am loving it on my Incredible. My wife is using it on hers also.
     
  6. iowabowtech

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    Bigtime glitchy on my INC. Several repeat notifications, some keyboard lag especially when switching from portrait to landscape. Other audible/vibe inconsistency issues as well. Wanted it to work so bad, I've loaded it twice. Same results tho.
     
  7. honkytnkmn

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    I liked the look and feel, but had to uninstall it because it wouldn't stop the ring tone even when I brought up the txt to read. It would play the entire ring tone every time I got a txt.
     
  8. Nunley

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    I really enjoyed Handcent on my Eris. Then after an update, ads started showing up in the settings. After that it seemed really glitchy to me, force closes, double message deliveries, message not sent errors. So I tried out Chomp;

    For those curious about Chomp on the Incredible,
    I paid the 3 buck to get rid of the ads, (hate those things,plus these developers deserve a drink on me)
    First off great support, the developer has emailed me every time within a few minutes of any questions.
    They have a great widget.
    [​IMG]

    I like the quick reply you can integrate into the search button. Very easy to quick reply.

    I've only noted one glitch. Sometimes when you quick reply in Chomp the auto correct doesn't always happen.

    The settings is where Handcent is superior for now. There is no way to customize individual contact settings as in Handcent. For instance in Handcent you can change the color of icon for each contacts text message as well as the conversation screen. I'll be back when the vibrate works all the time (incredible issues according to forum) and the above hang ups are fixed.

    For now there is a compromise between features and ads. I'm not loyal to either at this point and whoever can supply all the features without ads will get my money or patronage in the future.
     
  9. jbdan

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    Handcent is the bomb on both Eris and Inc. Haven't tried chomp, but have heard nothing but praise about it. Handcent is just so daRn customizable... great for us OCD'rs :D
     
  10. Trooper

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    It seemed to slow down my phone when I installed it. I tried it out twice as well. Also it would not seem to stick as my default text client. Did not care for the ads. I've uninstalled it. I'm back to using stock texting.
     
  11. jo28

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    I really liked Handcent but had to uninstall after about a week because it was giving me an error message whenever I tried to send a picture text. Once I would add the picture file, it would automatically go back to my inbox and I would get a "message saved to drafts" message. There's not drafts folder that I could find. When I was able to successfully add the pic, once I sent the text, it would give me a "generic network error" notification and the text wouldn't go through. This error doesn't happen on the stock message app. Once that's fixed, I'd be happy to reinstall.
     
  12. vladfan

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    I had it for a few days and uninstalled it. I had to open it twice everytime. What I mean is, I would open the icon and read my text.....no problem. Then I would have to open the top drawer and open it again just to get rid of the icon that shows I had a message at the top.

    I now use the stock SMS app. It works fine.
     
  13. irishpride

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    Chomp & Handcent are both miles ahead of the stock messaging app. I used handcent on my Eris & then my Droid, but ever sense they fixed the FC issue with Chomp, I've been using it on my Inc and love it. If your looking for something you can customize, with Chomp you can change anything and everything, it is extremely customizable. I've been using it for a week now and have not run into any issues as of yet.
     
  14. Rubik76

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    Was 3G enabled? It's required for MMS messages.
     
  15. allen2oo3

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    currently use handcent, when i'm not lazy i'll give chop a try and see which i like better. ads arent a big deal since they are only in the settings screen...how often do you need to change your settings once you have everything setup. that being said, id still rather pay a few dollars to have an ad free version
     
  16. Dobieg

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    i had the same problem. tried unistalling and reinstalling on two different occasions with same result (even with 3g). stock app works fine. had handcent on my moto droid and really miss it.
     
  17. Rubik76

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    Next question - was mobile network set to Always On?
     
  18. destardi

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    Weird I've had nothing but good luck with it. ALthough I've noticed you can't set the LED to blink different colors like you could with the Moto Droid.
     
  19. Dobieg

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    yup! :)
     
  20. Rubik76

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    Weird.
     
  21. jo28

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    It was, and still had the problem.


    I also tried uninstalling/reinstalling and didn't help. I'll try again another time. For now, I'm ok going back to the stock app for a little while. Might check out Chomp.
     
  22. prerunnerseth

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    Used it on my droid. using it on my Inc. Love it. WIll have to try chomp though.
     
  23. ckochinsky125

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    Ive used it since day 1 and have had no lag issues with it, it is so much better then the stock messaging app..
     
  24. suzlyn

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    I am using Handcent on my Inc and no problems or issues here at all.
     
  25. alc143

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