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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sharon13, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Sharon13

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    How do you get alerted that you have a text message....is there something that appears on the screen?
     

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    A notification light should blink on the top right corner of the phone. When your phone is awake you will see an envelope looking sign (stock messaging app) on the top left of your screen. An audible and/or vibrating alert depending on your settings. Upon receiving a txt message your sleeping phone should wake up briefly.
     
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    I use Go SMS. Customize the led color! :p
     
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    I use handcent--also able to customize the LED notification color. What do you like most about GO SMS? never tried that
     
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    I haven't tried Handcent yet, but is it much better than the stock text messaging program?
     
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    Stock messaging for life!
     
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    I have used both Go SMS and Handcent. I prefer Handcent because it is a bit more customizable although they are both virtually the same. Changing the skins on Go SMS is way easier. Although on Handcent popups you have an option to delete without the confirmation. Having to click twice to delete a popup is a pain. Also in Go SMS, the popup window is not always big enough to accomodate all the message and you have to scroll down to see the whole thing. I do like the Simple Paper Theme on Go SMS. I just stick with Handcent until one of them comes up with a toggle for turning the popups on and off.
     
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    I like the stock messaging app, I just compliment it with SMS Popup, for the custom text notification sounds, and of course the popup itself.
     
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    I prefer GO Sms, because Handcent was too buggy for me. The themes would never stick and a couple times, names got mixed up. Maybe its all fixed now; but I havent had any issues with GO Sms, so I just use it.
     
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    I used to use Chomp, but have since moved to Handcent and have no complaints.
     
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    I used to use Handcent, but switched to Go SMS due to a bug in Handcent (and stock).
    This bug probably doesn't affect most of you. If you back up your texts using SMS Backup and Restore, or similar, the send time is a few hours behind (by your timezone offset, actually. I'm GMT-4 right now due to daylights savings time, so my sent is 4 hours earlier than what it really is.)
    If you don't archive texts like me, you probably won't even notice this bug. Handcent works flawlessly otherwise.
     
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    LightFlow will allow you to change the color of the LED notification.
     
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    From reading the reviews on Android Market, the latest update to Handcent SMS has a LED notification bug.
     
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    I think handcent is tooooo much fluff... I like stock messaging with SMS Popup. Custom ring, led color for contacts. Custom notification icon... And of course the pop up message on home screen with customizable buttons...
     
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    I've been using SMS Popup for the past couple weeks. It works well for the most part (other than not being able to change the text ringtone from other than the stock ringtones that come with the phone). However, I noticed that every once in a while, if I get a text and I click "Close" on SMS Popup, it winds up deleting that message. Maybe it happens if I hit Close too soon before the stock Android app has a chance to put it in the Inbox? :thinking: I know I'm not hitting "Delete" because if I do that, the app will ask me if I'm sure.
     
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    You can change the notification tones... For every message or a custom ring for each contact... Make sure you have the sounds saved in notifications folder instead of ringtones folder...
     

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