1. VDubb22's Avatar
    Hello all!

    I just switched from the iPhone a couple weeks ago and been using Go SMS on my Galaxy S3. Today, I stumbled upon Handcent's feature: Handcent Talk. I decided to give it a try since it'll pretty much emulate one of the features I miss from the iPhone, iMessage. The problem is, I can't get Handcent Talk to bind to my phone number. I tried multiple times, constantly getting an error message, and now I get no error messages at all (just goes through the timer while waiting for the authorization code to come in which never does). I tried my Google Voice number for kicks and that went through no problem (didn't complete the binding process).

    So, is this an issue with Verizon, my SMS settings that I don't know about, Norton Mobile Security (since I know it has SMS interception for Anti-Theft), or what? Has anyone experienced this issue and manage to get it to work (aside from it just working the second or third try)?

    - VDubb
    08-16-2012 02:47 PM
  2. VDubb22's Avatar
    I managed to fix the issue, in a sense. In case anyone comes across this problem in the future, what I think might be the issue is how you set up the account. I set mine Handcent online account up initially on my desktop, and when I tried to connect it to my phone, I came across the issues listed. Essentially, it wasn't authorized for HC Talk properly it seems. I set up a second, new account through the mobile browser and immediately connected it to my phone, and was able to get it to connect. I verified it as well by doing the same on my girlfriend's phone.

    - VDubb
    08-17-2012 08:44 AM
  3. Captainbob767's Avatar
    I tried all that and nothing worked. Uninstalled it and went back to Go SMS.
    10-27-2014 02:11 PM