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  1. coachpelkey's Avatar
    I have been reading alot on here about the best mms/sms software for my android, but I am curious to get the best bang for the buck.

    I do not mind paying for a good app, but at the same time, is it really worth it.

    I have an optimus S through sprint, and currently use CHOMP SMS.

    I tried handcent, and go SMS, but is there anything else?

    MMS/PIC mail is rather slow through chomp....but maybe I am doing something wrong...

    I would appreciate the feedback, yes just another another "...would you rather have this or that..." I know...

    But, forgive me, I am a noob to android, coming from a htc touch pro 2.

    Thanks

    Coach
    12-29-2010 08:32 AM
  2. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    Those are the big 3 of text messaging apps for Android. If you're looking for the best, it'll be one of those three.

    That being said... I prefer GO SMS. It's the most recent app thrown into the ring, and has recently pulled me away from Handcent. It takes up less app space on my device, has almost all the features that used to sway me towards Handcent, the ui and operation is more polished and crisp, and yet is still in its infant stage of development. The developers are actively working on it, and it's obvious there's some major talent behind the development.
    12-29-2010 10:20 AM
  3. coachpelkey's Avatar
    Cool thank you
    12-29-2010 10:55 AM
  4. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Go SMS does look like a cool app. I'm a loyal Handcent fan, but maybe I'll try it out.

    Coach - is there anything specifically you feel you are missing out on? I had a TP2 as well, and my experience is that these programs offer far more in the way of SMS/MMS than that phone did.
    12-29-2010 11:04 AM
  5. chefkeyser's Avatar
    That being said... I prefer GO SMS.
    +1
    It flies on my rooted Hero. This is coming from someone who once swore Handcent was the best messaging app in existence.
    12-29-2010 11:33 AM
  6. coachpelkey's Avatar
    I got rid of CHOMP and am trying go sms.
    I am not sure what I am looking for, just something to waste my time looking and trying to make the best of my optimus.
    I would love to get an evo but $$$$ and I am not well ....rich.
    So, keep up the great work, I will let you know what I think of go SMS.

    Thanks

    Otherwise i might go back to handcent, who knows.
    12-29-2010 01:56 PM
  7. gabbott's Avatar
    I wish I could get past the mindset that a stock messaging app would be most stable. I tried GO SMS and it is very impressive for an app in its infancy but keep going back to the HTC messaging app cause I'm used to it and want reliability.
    12-29-2010 02:14 PM
  8. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    I wish I could get past the mindset that a stock messaging app would be most stable. I tried GO SMS and it is very impressive for an app in its infancy but keep going back to the HTC messaging app cause I'm used to it and want reliability.
    I am the same way, which is why I have stuck with the stock text and stock email programs.
    12-29-2010 02:40 PM
  9. Cory Streater's Avatar
    In the first few minutes of using Go SMS, it does appear to be better than Handcent for me. We now have this thread where members can vote for their favorite SMS/MMS app.
    12-29-2010 03:25 PM
  10. baseballfanz's Avatar
    Does it not synch with Face book pictures?
    I have contact pictures for those that I assign pictures to.
    The contacts that show FB pictures are empty
    12-29-2010 03:48 PM
  11. coachpelkey's Avatar
    Ok I passed on GO SMS, I am back on handcent, it is ok, but I think the full version of chomp is for me.
    Who knows...
    12-30-2010 08:13 AM
  12. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Does it not synch with Face book pictures?
    I have contact pictures for those that I assign pictures to.
    The contacts that show FB pictures are empty
    The contacts app is what syncs with Facebook. The messaging app should display whatever picture is assigned to the contact inside the contacts app. If you have contacts that aren't getting the FB pic properly, try using the free app, syncmypix to get them.
    12-30-2010 09:28 AM
  13. baseballfanz's Avatar
    The contacts app is what syncs with Facebook. The messaging app should display whatever picture is assigned to the contact inside the contacts app. If you have contacts that aren't getting the FB pic properly, try using the free app, syncmypix to get them.
    All my FB contact does have pictures when I go into the contact app.
    Default messaging client as well as Handcent showed those pictures
    Only Go SMS does not.
    It's not really a big deal to have pictures in sms or not but will give syncmypic a shot in the near future.
    12-30-2010 03:23 PM
  14. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Does it show an icon in place of their picture? If not, there's a setting to enable pics, but mine was on by default o_O
    12-30-2010 03:27 PM
  15. baseballfanz's Avatar
    Yes it has the icon. I have enable show contact pictures.
    I'm running CyanogeMod but I don't think that should matter,
    Like I said contact picts work in default and handcent.
    I'll play around with it more.
    12-30-2010 06:51 PM
  16. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Post back if you figure it out. I haven't seen that o_O
    12-30-2010 10:28 PM
  17. ivangorod's Avatar
    Like you coach I have been on the lookout for a good sms/mms app. I like the stock HTC message app with the exception of the slideshow functionality used for mms. I don't like having to pause the picture to keep it viewale for more than 5 seconds. I've used Handcent for a few weeks now and like it. Only problem with Handcent is that the pics always show up so small. Guess I'll give Go SMS a shot. Hope someone comes out with a really solid app soon.
    12-31-2010 10:38 AM
  18. CallerHoller's Avatar
    I'm not seeing contact notifications. Are they only accessable from a pop up window like Handsent?
    12-31-2010 03:49 PM
  19. baseballfanz's Avatar
    I tried to send a mass sms last night, chose about 25 contacts and only abot 10 got sent. LOL
    01-01-2011 09:43 AM
  20. Arkapigdiesel's Avatar
    I started with the stock texting app, then tried Handcent briefly. Went back to the stock SMS/MMS app.

    Then, I tried Go SMS.....LOVE IT. Fantastic SMS/MMS app. I've found the one.
    01-01-2011 11:02 AM
  21. solo1's Avatar
    I tried to send a mass sms last night, chose about 25 contacts and only abot 10 got sent. LOL
    I HATE when people send mass sms's during the holidays .. Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Christmakwanzacah, Happy New Year, etc. ... Whats the point .. Does it make the person sending it feel like they did their good deed for the day
    01-01-2011 12:57 PM
  22. alphabets's Avatar
    Im having an issue with GO sms. In my bubble list my texts aren't chronological ....they list all the text from the sender then all from the receiver. Weird. Any suggestions?

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    01-01-2011 05:50 PM
  23. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    I HATE when people send mass sms's during the holidays .. Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Christmakwanzacah, Happy New Year, etc. ... Whats the point .. Does it make the person sending it feel like they did their good deed for the day
    I don't mind it. At least they thought to include me.
    01-01-2011 09:44 PM
  24. CallerHoller's Avatar
    Really?
    No one has any input on whether Go SMS has custom contact notifications?

    I don't see how anyone could say its better than Handcent if it doesn't have custom notifications.
    01-02-2011 02:53 PM
  25. Cory Streater's Avatar
    I haven't seen them and I actually switched back to Handcent because MMS was acting weird/not downloading pics sometimes.
    01-02-2011 03:37 PM
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