1. aussieindy#AC's Avatar
    Why does Handcent MMS takes forever to download a 32kb picture?
    03-09-2011 08:22 AM
  2. ka3yan's Avatar
    I don't know, but I can say that it doesn't work on WiFi for me. I have to turn off WiFi every time I need to download an MMS message. Very frustrating.
    03-09-2011 08:34 AM
  3. aussieindy#AC's Avatar
    I had wifi on as well. If that's a function of Handcent, then cya. I've removed it, and am trying GoSMS now. We'll see if they have the same issue.
    03-09-2011 08:36 AM
  4. ka3yan's Avatar
    Definitely not ideal. I wrote to the dev and asked about the wifi issue. I guess we'll see if they write back and explain. Otherwise I'm really happy with Handcent.
    03-09-2011 09:41 AM
  5. Jonneh's Avatar
    Please report back here and let us know how GoSMS is.
    03-09-2011 10:35 AM
  6. BrianTufo's Avatar
    Please report back here and let us know how GoSMS is.
    +1 however I have had nothing but a good experience with Handcent SMS thus far.
    03-09-2011 11:27 AM
  7. aussieindy#AC's Avatar
    So far GoSMS is better for me. I had my wife resend the same 32kb pic of our son. It hit almost immediately. I too liked Handcent, and GoSMS is VERY similar, but if it loads the pics faster, well then............
    03-09-2011 11:41 AM
  8. Jonneh's Avatar
    Hmm...I'm going to have to remember to test this with my friend when she comes around again. I'll ask her to send me an MMS and if it's super slow (for just something tiny like 32kb) then I might make the switch as well ... although I've customized Handcent so much :\
    03-09-2011 12:16 PM
  9. jhamilton3#CB's Avatar
    I would recommend Go Messaging.. bunch of options, fast, very good app.
    03-09-2011 01:20 PM
  10. Bl00dRunzC0ld's Avatar
    Go SMS is better to me. My friend told me to try Handcent but I didn't think it was as clean as Go. You can customize pretty much all your settings like you can in Handcent.
    03-09-2011 02:45 PM
  11. Fountainhead's Avatar
    Handcent works OK for me, but one glaring issue is for me is the app will pop up in notifications and say X number of unread SMS messages, and all of them are already read, and usually a few days old. I then select "mark all read" and then a few hours later the same message.

    Anyone see this behavior?
    03-09-2011 06:44 PM
  12. Jonneh's Avatar
    I definitely haven't experienced that...wonder what could be causing it. :\ Sorry to hear that.
    03-09-2011 07:02 PM
  13. Fountainhead's Avatar
    Thanks, but np. I'll just get another. The inbuilt SMS app isn't half bad though. I'll try others.
    03-09-2011 07:19 PM
  14. IMjBI's Avatar
    Handcent works OK for me, but one glaring issue is for me is the app will pop up in notifications and say X number of unread SMS messages, and all of them are already read, and usually a few days old. I then select "mark all read" and then a few hours later the same message.

    Anyone see this behavior?
    I had that happen a few time especially on a reboot it'll say I have unread messages when I don't.

    I just switched to GoSMS and have been liking it better than Hancent. It has a better looking UI and a lot of the same if not more options than Handcent. I am still going to give it a few more days for me to make up my mind....so far I am leaning towards GoSMS. The one thing I wish GoSMS had was the Emoji plug-in.
    03-09-2011 10:18 PM
  15. mdunn1066's Avatar
    Yeah i've been using GoSMS with Go Launcher and i've found them to be pretty good
    03-09-2011 10:46 PM
  16. JusticeCalibur's Avatar
    im using GOsms and the MMS thing does happen to me where it wont download an MMS file on wifi. i had 3 friends send me MMS and i would have to disable wifi to get it.
    03-09-2011 11:28 PM
  17. ka3yan's Avatar
    im using GOsms and the MMS thing does happen to me where it wont download an MMS file on wifi. i had 3 friends send me MMS and i would have to disable wifi to get it.
    Ok, well that settles it for me then. I'll just stick with Handcent. I use the emoji smilies a lot since my GF has the iPhone. Oh well, thanks for passing on the info re: GOsms and wifi.
    03-10-2011 07:24 AM
  18. thejgeffect#AC's Avatar
    I tried GoSMS and didn't seem to like it anymore then the stock messaging app. Maybe I didn't spend enough time with it but the only option that seemed like any "improvement" was the ability to change themes which seemed too agressive for me anyway. Am I missing something?
    03-13-2011 10:03 AM
  19. dopestar's Avatar
    MMS download on this phone sucks! i tested default messaging app, gosms and handcent... upon receiving a pic message it does not download and takes forever to download on all apps... even on wifi and 3g network..in order for you to view the pic msg you have to reboot your phone.. THIS IS pathetic for a basic smartphone feature not to work.. i am pretty much ready to return this phone.. I love the android os but it just doesnt seem stable enough and i think its due all these manufacturers that dont take the time to test the os onto their phones. Although I dont care for apple but from experience they do have a more stable oS and commit to their products. anyone else feel the same?

    sorry for the rant but being that i paid full price for this phone and for it having a buggy OS, basic feature not functioning, crappy signal thats always on EDGE.. can be frustrating
    03-13-2011 12:32 PM
  20. MotoMan78's Avatar
    Whats the point of having an sms app when you already have threaded sms ? Just curious .
    03-13-2011 02:31 PM
  21. Reventrant's Avatar
    Handscent gave mt the same problems with downloading pictures, but the stock one never has.
    03-13-2011 08:00 PM
  22. inco9nito99's Avatar
    any upates? HandcentMMS + Evo3d, takes forever to download a file. The stock txt app loads it in a few seconds, whereas handcent actually NEVER shows till I restart phone (not batt pull).
    09-27-2011 02:17 PM
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