1. AllenRulz's Avatar
    Google messenger and Hangouts just destroy my battery. Just wondering what are some great Texting Apps that don't hinder battery life?
    09-24-2016 11:55 AM
  2. VZWsucks's Avatar
    Message+.... if you have verzion. As much as I dislike vzw, they got this one right.
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    09-24-2016 01:23 PM
  3. AllenRulz's Avatar
    No Verizon here sir. Is it just for them or is it in play store?
    09-24-2016 03:12 PM
  4. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Textra is one of the more popular SMS apps; it is the one I use.
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    09-24-2016 03:19 PM
  5. Rickgsx's Avatar
    I'm at fan of CHOMPSMS..
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    09-24-2016 03:45 PM
  6. AllenRulz's Avatar
    I've heard of those before. Good on battery?
    09-24-2016 05:34 PM
  7. VZWsucks's Avatar
    No Verizon here sir. Is it just for them or is it in play store?
    Yes, available in the playstore and exclusive to vzw.
    09-25-2016 02:51 AM
  8. Joeykool's Avatar
    WILL it work with other carriers?
    10-02-2016 08:13 PM
  9. VZWsucks's Avatar
    @joeykool

    If your question is directed at me.... I'm told that it will let you DL but, upon setup it will say that you are not a Verizon customer and the app will not work.
    10-03-2016 05:42 AM
  10. AllenRulz's Avatar
    Textra is one of the more popular SMS apps; it is the one I use.
    So far so good with this app. It feels light and I haven't seen big battery decreases from It.
    10-03-2016 06:41 AM
  11. Joeykool's Avatar
    @joeykool

    If your question is directed at me.... I'm told that it will let you DL but, upon setup it will say that you are not a Verizon customer and the app will not work.
    I downloaded it. It installed...it worked fine until I sent a larger picture, then it just hung there. It may have worked since we came from Verizon and the phone number was in their system?

    I uninstalled. I tried chomp, textra and did not like the customization. Then I tried others till I found handcent next sms. All I can say is...WOW! The customization is insane...i love it!
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    10-03-2016 09:39 AM
  12. VZWsucks's Avatar
    I downloaded it. It installed...it worked fine until I sent a larger picture, then it just hung there. It may have worked since we came from Verizon and the phone number was in their system?

    I uninstalled. I tried chomp, textra and did not like the customization. Then I tried others till I found handcent next sms. All I can say is...WOW! The customization is insane...i love it!
    I tried textra too and didn't like it, I didn't say anything in here because I didn't want to discouraged anyone from trying it. I love customization which is in part why I like message +, so now I will have to try handcent next. Thanks.
    10-03-2016 09:53 AM
  13. Joeykool's Avatar
    I tried textra too and didn't like it, I didn't say anything in here because I didn't want to discouraged anyone from trying it. I love customization which is in part why I like message +, so now I will have to try handcent next. Thanks.
    Let me know what you think? You could take hours customizing it. Themes, bubble color, font, font size, font color, notification icon and color, you can make a background pic. And what is even kooler is you can change it all per contact! Insane!
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    10-03-2016 10:01 AM
  14. VZWsucks's Avatar
    Let me know what you think? You could take hours customizing it. Themes, bubble color, font, font size, font color, notification icon and color, you can make a background pic. And what is even kooler is you can change it all per contact! Insane!
    OK, I will. Here's a suggestion for you. I don't know what launcher you use and everyone praises Nova. I use LINE launcher (I heard about it on this forum) it has a lot of the same customization that your referring to in the text app, if not more. If your looking for a good launcher too, try LINE.
    10-03-2016 10:39 AM
  15. Joeykool's Avatar
    OK, I will. Here's a suggestion for you. I don't know what launcher you use and everyone praises Nova. I use LINE launcher (I heard about it on this forum) it has a lot of the same customization that your referring to in the text app, if not more. If your looking for a good launcher too, try LINE.
    I will definitely try it.... thank you
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    10-03-2016 11:34 AM
  16. AllenRulz's Avatar
    So far Textra is great. I even get sms/MMS when I turn off my data during battery saving times at work.
    10-09-2016 06:31 PM
  17. DWFII's Avatar
    What about WhatsApp? Isn't it a message/texting app? How does it do for battery life? I'm interested in preserving battery life too...want something functional and not too complicated.

    As far as message+...I have a verizon phone that I am going to use with another carrier that uses Verizon towers. Will Message+ work?
    10-11-2016 12:29 PM
  18. Rukbat's Avatar
    What about WhatsApp? Isn't it a message/texting app? How does it do for battery life?
    Almost all the battery use with texting is the transmitter - and that depends on the phone and your location relative to the tower - it has nothing to do with the app.
    10-11-2016 12:39 PM
  19. Monim Al's Avatar
    As I spend lot of time on Facebook, messenger is essential for me. You can also try imo. It is a good option.
    10-12-2016 01:48 AM
  20. VZWsucks's Avatar
    What about WhatsApp? Isn't it a message/texting app? How does it do for battery life? I'm interested in preserving battery life too...want something functional and not too complicated.

    As far as message+...I have a verizon phone that I am going to use with another carrier that uses Verizon towers. Will Message+ work?
    Re: message+

    I'm not sure, you will probably need to try it and see what happens but, it will definitely be worth giving it a try.
    10-13-2016 02:43 AM

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