12-04-2014 01:50 PM
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  1. Androidprodigy's Avatar
    Download Textra from the playstore
    12-03-2014 09:32 PM
  2. Android D's Avatar
    I'm very curious why you think it is outdated. With the ability to change the background as well as just about everything else in the way it looks, I'm not sure what part seems outdated.

    I took a look at Chomp sms and didn't see anything that different. I may have to download it and give it a try. Will it allow for texting from my desktop or laptop like Verizon Messenger? I also have a wifi only note 10.1, will it work with that as well? I also get a "sent" and "delivered" notification, will Chomp give me these? It also has a pop up window to read and respond to incoming messages, I'm thinking that's fairly common on most sms apps these days.

    It also sends audio without the receiving party needing a similar app.

    Posted via the Android Central App from the beast A.K.A. Note 4.
    Does the person on the other end have be a verizon subscriber for all these features to work? I tested the audio clips by sending it an iphone and yes that works..But that iphone is on verizon.

    If this works across all the carriers, then yes this is a GO!
    12-03-2014 09:57 PM
  3. Androidprodigy's Avatar
    Textra... simple interface, with the voice option readily available.

    12-03-2014 10:08 PM
  4. Android D's Avatar
    I'm very curious why you think it is outdated. With the ability to change the background as well as just about everything else in the way it looks, I'm not sure what part seems outdated.

    I took a look at Chomp sms and didn't see anything that different. I may have to download it and give it a try. Will it allow for texting from my desktop or laptop like Verizon Messenger? I also have a wifi only note 10.1, will it work with that as well? I also get a "sent" and "delivered" notification, will Chomp give me these? It also has a pop up window to read and respond to incoming messages, I'm thinking that's fairly common on most sms apps these days.

    It also sends audio without the receiving party needing a similar app.

    Posted via the Android Central App from the beast A.K.A. Note 4.
    Is there anything like iPhone's voice texting in Android?-screenshot_2014-12-03-21-10-00.jpg

    I don't know what kind of background you have, but this is what I have with Chomp SMS...And i can't get anywhere close to this with Verizon messaging app!
    12-03-2014 10:13 PM
  5. Jason's Avatar
    Google messenger let's you send audio messages also
    12-03-2014 10:35 PM
  6. Android D's Avatar
    Google messenger let's you send audio messages also
    As in Hangouts you talking about? is it only hangouts to Hangouts or to any one?
    12-03-2014 10:43 PM
  7. Jason's Avatar
    As in Hangouts you talking about? is it only hangouts to Hangouts or to any one?
    No It's a separate messaging app from Google.. I been using it lately and I'm starting to really like it.. I'm not sure if it's the same app as stock Android but it looks like it would be
    12-03-2014 10:48 PM
  8. Android D's Avatar
    No It's a separate messaging app from Google.. I been using it lately and I'm starting to really like it.. I'm not sure if it's the same app as stock Android but it looks like it would be
    Is it on the play store? post a link to the play store !
    12-03-2014 11:10 PM
  9. Jason's Avatar
    12-03-2014 11:13 PM
  10. Tater Tots's Avatar
    Is there anything like iPhone's voice texting in Android?-o-download-ios-8-570.jpg

    Do you mean this? I honestly don't know why you would want to use it. Imagine redoing a voice message any other people being like what the hell is his problem. You'll simply look like a weirdo. I see it as a feature that only people who didn't grow up with a keyboard would most likely use or simply just another gimmick. I never even use voice to text but even that is more useful in my honest opinion.
    12-03-2014 11:15 PM
  11. twolastnames's Avatar
    To the OP, why not just make a voice recording using the Voice recording app, then share it via any way you want? If you don't use it all the time, this seems the easiest way.


    Edit, in the Samsung messaging app you can hit the paperclip to attach a file, and the recording option is already there. Probably sends it as an mms so it can go to anyone.
    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-03-2014 11:22 PM
  12. Android D's Avatar
    Not impressed by it my friend...tried it, when i get the message, my phone screen doesn't even wake up..It's way to old school for me now, but the settings menu do seem similar to default (stock) cyanogenmod messaging app I had back on my S2.
    12-03-2014 11:25 PM
  13. Jason's Avatar
    Not impressed by it my friend...tried it, when i get the message, my phone screen doesn't even wake up..It's way to old school for me now, but the settings menu do seem similar to default (stock) cyanogenmod messaging app I had back on my S2.
    Well that's the beauty of Android! Don't like something? Change it!
    TeritorialDemon and Tatt2014 like this.
    12-03-2014 11:34 PM
  14. Android D's Avatar
    Well that's the beauty of Android! Don't like something? Change it!
    +1 to that bro!
    12-03-2014 11:46 PM
  15. Connert's Avatar
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    I don't know what kind of background you have, but this is what I have with Chomp SMS...And i can't get anywhere close to this with Verizon messaging app!
    Yes, I could make it look like that. You can use any background you want. Also change the style of the bubbles or not even use bubbles. Group messages can have about 15/20 colors. Different for each participant, and you can set the color for each.

    Posted via the Android Central App from the beast A.K.A. Note 4.
    12-04-2014 06:30 AM
  16. BarfingMonkey's Avatar
    What about car mode?
    12-04-2014 07:52 AM
  17. Connert's Avatar
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    I don't know what kind of background you have, but this is what I have with Chomp SMS...And i can't get anywhere close to this with Verizon messaging app!
    So, this is what my Verizon Messages+ looks like today. No bubbles and more of a dark theme. The bubbles can be flat, round, squared off, any color you like, or no bubbles at all.

    I also tend to match the keyboard to the theme I set up. That's why I have a little orange in this one.

    Posted via the Android Central App from the beast A.K.A. Note 4.
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    12-04-2014 08:09 AM
  18. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I never got used to Hangouts when it first hit, so I have been using Evolve SMS as my default SMS/MMS app - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oid.evolve_sms

    With Evolve SMS, I can start a new conversation or add to an existing one, tap the "attach" paper clip icon, and then select "Record audio". The recipient doesn't need to be using a special app to receive as it is simply an MMS attachment.

    I think this is as close as you might get to the iMessage feature.
    12-04-2014 08:39 AM
  19. sniffs's Avatar
    12-04-2014 01:18 PM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    I have WiFi calling with Sprint. I love it. Since I have such lousy reception here in the mountains, I can use my wifi to get and send texts and calls. I've not tried it away from home because I usually have great reception everywhere but the house. Figures, don't it?

    T-Mobile makes their commercials sound as if they are the only one.
    T-Mobile was the first -- and they're the only one who has it on 100% of the phones they sell currently (and future ones). Sprint only has it on a few select devices. That is why T-Mobile advertises like that.
    SpookDroid likes this.
    12-04-2014 01:21 PM
  21. clemson77on's Avatar
    Textra definistly does this because I've mistaken the mic button with the mic button for voice actions on my Google keyboard. I really don't see the appeal in this though.
    12-04-2014 01:50 PM
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