I got Executive assistant before I tried this app, and when I started it it kept me from sending or receiving messages. What I did was go into Google Play and click the "Uninstall update data" that reset the app to unused factory setting, and made my phone go back to the default message app.
+1 on the bad news with the ATT message app. I just disabled it and that seemed to have worked.
Like the rest of these folks I use the stock messaging app and also have Skyvi installed, though she's not perfect and after replying the message app still shows a "1" as if the message hasn't been read. Not a big deal though as Skyvi works pretty good and certainly better than S Voice. Can't wait for Google Now when we get Jelly Bean.
This worked for me to prevent at&t message center from working. It still shows up in the application list, but if you click on it, it now asks you to set it up which I will not be doing. Now texts show up by lighting up the phones screen which is what I wanted.
I tried the AT&T messaging app because I missed group texting that I had on my iPhone. I agree it did have a lot going on but it did work for group messages I received. What didn't work was when I went to send a group message and had "reply all' checked. The message would not send and time out. I tried it to several combinations of people (mostly AT&T iPhone users) but it never did send out new messages. I ended up doing a factory reset for another issue and I never set it back up.
I just installed Go SMS Pro yesterday and so far it does what I want it to do.
I just switched to AT&T from Sprint. I can't believe how terrible the quality of AT&T apps are. I thought I'd try the messaging app for the voice mail, but it started taking over my texting and that is unacceptable. So I disabled the app altogether. Does anyone know if I will suffer any consequences for doing so? Will I still be able to access my voice mail?
I do miss the Sprint voicemail app. I thought it was awful, but at least it fit in with the phone and used the Holo design. :-/
This app blocks the vibration and sound notifications on the phone. One of my big uses is to get notifications for trade setups from my trading computer. No notification, no trade. Not working for me. Need to purge it from my phone and get the notifications back.