1. shetach's Avatar
    Its mind boggling that this great phone doesn't support a basic feature that every feature phone (aka dumb phone) supports.
    Any alternatives to receiving and sending actual vcf's?

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    08-31-2014 10:30 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Can you just Share the contact from the People app? It gives you various ways to share the contact. Not sure how it shares via messaging.
    08-31-2014 12:38 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I just tested this out. If you go to your People app, select a contact, then tap the Menu button, Share, and then your messaging app, you can send the contact as a vCard.
    08-31-2014 12:43 PM
  4. shetach's Avatar
    Not sure where you see that option. My screen shot shows the options that I have to share. No text message. Unless you have a third party app installed

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    Attached Thumbnails .vcf/contacts via sms-36220.jpg  
    08-31-2014 01:15 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm using Hangouts as my default SMS. Nexus 5.

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    Please excuse any typos or autocorrect derps.
    08-31-2014 01:33 PM
  6. shetach's Avatar
    Thanks. So messaging doesn't support it, only hangouts.
    I guess google trying to force you to use hangouts.

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    08-31-2014 01:55 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That wouldn't entirely make sense to me. I don't have any other stock messaging app on my phone, since it's a Nexus. I'll check in my wife's M8 when I get a chance. In the meantime, could WhatsApp be interfering? Maybe you could see what happens if you uninstall it.

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    08-31-2014 02:33 PM
  8. Aquila's Avatar
    Hangouts is the default SMS on my Moto X and it works. Is there another app? I may have disabled something and forgotten. I'm not sure about "force", but hangouts is the official sms/mms/chat app for Google's Android - so any OEM that doesn't include their own modified version is using Hangouts as the default.
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    08-31-2014 02:39 PM
  9. shetach's Avatar
    My moto x on at&t has two apps: messaging and hangouts. They're both native apps, and I cannot even disable messaging.
    I've never used hangouts because there's too much going on. The messaging app is a simple sms-mms app. Hangouts has much more: SMS, MMS, Google chatting, video hangouts and more. But now I see that hangouts has the crucial feature allowing you to share contacts simply so I'm going to use it and see if it works for me

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    08-31-2014 03:26 PM
  10. benhaube's Avatar
    Hangouts is the default SMS on my Moto X and it works. Is there another app? I may have disabled something and forgotten. I'm not sure about "force", but hangouts is the official sms/mms/chat app for Google's Android - so any OEM that doesn't include their own modified version is using Hangouts as the default.
    My Moto X with Verizon has the AOSP Messaging app pre-installed. I use hangouts, but the other one is definitely there. If I go into the AOSP Messaging app it says sending is disabled because I have Hangouts as the default.

    As far as sending contacts via MMS. It works fine for me in both Hangouts and AOSP Messaging. All I have to do is go into the contacts app and share it to the SMS app.
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    09-03-2014 10:44 PM
  11. shetach's Avatar
    Interesting. I can't get that to work for me on at&t

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    09-04-2014 08:29 AM
  12. shetach's Avatar
    The good news is that on the new messenger 5.0, you can send contacts. Just like through hangouts. Although only after first finding the contact in people app, then sharing through messenger or hangouts. No direct attaching yet.

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    11-10-2014 09:53 PM
  13. PNut91red's Avatar
    Were you ever able to find a satisfactory response to your question? Even better, were you able to find an app that will integrate phone, contacts, sms, etc.? Seems so basic and yet so impossible with the native 1+1 apps. Thanks
    Pam
    02-05-2015 05:01 AM

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