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    Default I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    My favorite text system of all time was the VERY clean and VERY simple software used by Blackberry. Alternate colored bars. No space wasting bubbles. No cutsie graphics. Text, period. it just worked, every time. It did SMS, MMS, group messaging, and let you sort, filter by sender and search. Everything you need, nothing you don't. I have looked at 5 SMS apps;

    GO
    Chomp
    Handcent
    Verizon
    Pansi

    None of them are just good, plain SMS apps. Is there ANYTHING even remotely close to that available? I would *very* gladly pay for this app. Or do I have to wait for BB10 and dump Android? I am very anxious to see what RIM comes out with in January
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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    Go SMS I think is the best. You can customize to have boxes, bubbles, how ever you would like. There are a ton of different themes that you can use as well. Here are 2 that I use. Both box like and not so "girly" bubble style.

    sent from CletuS the almighty S3
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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    In Handcent, you can change the conversation style to Android and it will remove the bubbles.
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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolverine2003 View Post
    In Handcent, you can change the conversation style to Android and it will remove the bubbles.
    this.
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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolverine2003 View Post
    In Handcent, you can change the conversation style to Android and it will remove the bubbles.
    2nd this.
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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolverine2003 View Post
    In Handcent, you can change the conversation style to Android and it will remove the bubbles.
    3rd this

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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeLip View Post
    My favorite text system of all time was the VERY clean and VERY simple software used by Blackberry. Alternate colored bars. No space wasting bubbles. No cutsie graphics. Text, period. it just worked, every time. It did SMS, MMS, group messaging, and let you sort, filter by sender and search. Everything you need, nothing you don't. I have looked at 5 SMS apps;

    GO
    Chomp
    Handcent
    Verizon
    Pansi

    None of them are just good, plain SMS apps. Is there ANYTHING even remotely close to that available? I would *very* gladly pay for this app. Or do I have to wait for BB10 and dump Android? I am very anxious to see what RIM comes out with in January
    Can you find a picture of what it looked like that way we can find sometging similar.

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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    Can you find a picture of what it looked like that way we can find sometging similar.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    This is it. Note that this is off a sim, not a real device.
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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    Yeah, I just switched to the SG3 and Im not impressed with the messaging app. I have GO SMS and its ok.

    This is sorta related, but does anyone know how to show the names of the sender in group messages for the regular messaging app? If Im in a group chat, I get the messages, but it doesnt show me the sender.
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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    Quote Originally Posted by LdotAdot13 View Post
    Go SMS I think is the best. You can customize to have boxes, bubbles, how ever you would like. There are a ton of different themes that you can use as well. Here are 2 that I use. Both box like and not so "girly" bubble style.

    sent from CletuS the almighty S3
    I love that second theme! What is it called?
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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    So in other words you want the stock sms app....
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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    No. It uses bubbles.

    So far Pansi seems to be the best one for me. It's clean and fast. But delivery notification does not work. And you get two incoming text notifications.

    I'm really hoping for great things from RIM. BB10 looks awesome. But they will probably screw up text with bubbles too.
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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    No. It uses bubbles.<br />
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    So far Pansi seems to be the best one for me.
    you didnt want it to look girly... So you choose Pansi hahah the irony

    Sent from my MetroPCS GS3
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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    Quote Originally Posted by hossman12 View Post
    you didnt want it to look girly... So you choose Pansi hahah the irony

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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    So I was happily chugging along with the Verizon app - bubbles and all. Hadn't crossed my mind until this thread that somehow bubbles in my SMS app might be a problem

    The main reason I switched from the stock SMS app to the Verizon one is due to the lack of group messaging support. Looks like the Note 2 stock SMS app does have native group messaging capability. If it also has an option to remove bubbles then that may be an option once the S3 gets Jelly Bean.
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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    I like Handcent. Go SMS makes you pay just to show Facebook profile pictures in your SMS's.
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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    I have used GO Chat and Sliding Messaging Pro.
    Like you, I made mine very clean.

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    GO Chat
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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    Use handcent. You can customize it anyway to your liking and definitely don't have to use lame *** bubbles.

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    Default Re: I hate bubbles in SMS - are there any SMS apps that AREN'T for teen girls?

    I just got my Galaxy Express. Upgraded from an ZTE Avail. Right away I noticed the Samsung Bubbles when texting (the Avail didn't have it). I also hate it and was bummed Samsung didn't let you get rid of them. Samsung must really like their bubbles. After searching and reading here, I downloaded Handcent. Fixed me up real nice. Lots and lots of customization options and lots of skins to download. No more freaking bubbles!

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