1. Vlosaloty's Avatar
    I just came from a Verizon Galaxy Note 2 got tired of their high prices so I went to straight talk instead today. So far in my 6 hours of use with the phone im extremely pleased with its performance. Anyways im just now trying to set everything up but is there a way to set your speed dials? I cant seem to find where its at and how to set it if you even can. Also is there something I can do in the hangouts like if I send a text to one of my buddies it doesn't automatically make him use hangouts? Sent a text to him and he was like mad it didn't send to his stock text app. Will I have to just use another text app to fix that problem?
    02-13-2014 10:23 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I just came from a Verizon Galaxy Note 2 got tired of their high prices so I went to straight talk instead today. So far in my 6 hours of use with the phone im extremely pleased with its performance. Anyways im just now trying to set everything up but is there a way to set your speed dials? I cant seem to find where its at and how to set it if you even can. Also is there something I can do in the hangouts like if I send a text to one of my buddies it doesn't automatically make him use hangouts? Sent a text to him and he was like mad it didn't send to his stock text app. Will I have to just use another text app to fix that problem?

    Long press any empty spot to create a widget. Then you can create a contact shortcut.

    Hangouts probably can only send to Hangouts. You can get Google Voice. That acts like a texting and voicemail application. Or you can download any other texting app like Textra.
    srkmagnus likes this.
    02-13-2014 10:45 PM
  3. Vlosaloty's Avatar
    ok thank you
    02-13-2014 10:57 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I make a folder full of my frequently called contacts, and that's my Speed Dial. I recommend using the Direct Dial widget, since that is a one-touch call. The Contact widget may require more than one tap, because it will prompt you to select a phone number (while Direct Dial is specifically for only one phone number).
    srkmagnus likes this.
    02-13-2014 11:02 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Regarding Hangouts--make sure you send the SMS message to your friend's cell phone number, not his Gmail or Google+ contact. When you select someone to start a New Hangout, look for the little "SMS" symbol next to your friend's phone number. If you select one of those, it will be sent as an SMS text message, and I believe that should go to their native text messaging app, rather than Hangout. (Of course, if your friend has a Nexus 5, which only has Hangouts and no stock text messaging app, it will show up as a new Hangout, but will actually be SMS.)
    srkmagnus likes this.
    02-13-2014 11:05 PM
  6. Vlosaloty's Avatar
    ok thank you B. Diddy. I will keep that in mind next time
    02-13-2014 11:39 PM
  7. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Regarding Hangouts--make sure you send the SMS message to your friend's cell phone number, not his Gmail or Google+ contact. When you select someone to start a New Hangout, look for the little "SMS" symbol next to your friend's phone number. If you select one of those, it will be sent as an SMS text message, and I believe that should go to their native text messaging app, rather than Hangout. (Of course, if your friend has a Nexus 5, which only has Hangouts and no stock text messaging app, it will show up as a new Hangout, but will actually be SMS.)
    I made that mistake before. Didn't realize it and wondered why a friend hadn't responded more than a week later... Realized it was sent as a Hangout, which he doesn't use or check.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    02-13-2014 11:59 PM

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