10-12-2015 01:29 PM
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  1. Hughey79's Avatar
    Wondering is you all are using a third party app like Textra or the stock Samsung sms app? I am using textra but wondering if the stock app would be just as good and then one could use the edge better for its purpose.
    08-29-2015 02:56 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    I've tried Textra, but went back to the stock app because I prefer the interface. My wife is on SMS all day and uses the stock SMS app. (Note 3, 5.0, but it should be the same app.)
    Carllide likes this.
    08-29-2015 03:21 PM
  3. vamp07's Avatar
    Any advice on other cool sms alternatives? Been a while since I played around in this category.

    Sent from my SM-G928T using Tapatalk
    08-29-2015 03:32 PM
  4. crester's Avatar
    I use Chomp SMS and like it alot.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-29-2015 04:08 PM
  5. sangs's Avatar
    Had been using Textra, but have switched to the stock app, since Textra doesn't alert on the Edge screen, from what I read. I actually like the stock app better, which I wasn't expecting.
    08-30-2015 08:59 AM
  6. thatguy9684's Avatar
    I use Verizons messaging app, Message+. I like it. Best part is you can send regular sms over wifi, I don't always get great service at my house/work so it's a huge plus for me.
    08-30-2015 10:27 AM
  7. sangs's Avatar
    I use Verizons messaging app, Message+. I like it. Best part is you can send regular sms over wifi, I don't always get great service at my house/work so it's a huge plus for me.
    Wish AT&T would allow for that.
    08-30-2015 10:29 AM
  8. bplink95's Avatar
    I use Verizons messaging app, Message+. I like it. Best part is you can send regular sms over wifi, I don't always get great service at my house/work so it's a huge plus for me.
    You can also log in on your pc and send and receive texts with Verizon msg plus. Nice Verizon feature.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-31-2015 12:48 AM
  9. vamp07's Avatar
    You can also log in on your pc and send and receive texts with Verizon msg plus. Nice Verizon feature.

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    That you can accomplish with several apps. I happen to like mightytext. It does not tie you to any give messaging app either.

    Sent from my SM-G928T using Tapatalk
    08-31-2015 04:34 AM
  10. sangs's Avatar
    iMessage is literally the ONLY thing I miss about my iPhone, since it works over wifi. I have a Microcell from AT&T and unfortunately it doesn't play nice with MMS messages and Galaxy phones.
    08-31-2015 07:04 AM
  11. browetally's Avatar
    Google Hangouts and Google Voice allows SMS over wifi. I've used on several airplanes.
    08-31-2015 09:35 AM
  12. Blipstein's Avatar
    ....... since Textra doesn't alert on the Edge screen, from what I read.
    Bummer. Is this confirmed?
    08-31-2015 12:14 PM
  13. sangs's Avatar
    Google Hangouts and Google Voice allows SMS over wifi. I've used on several airplanes.
    Only to other people that use it though correct?
    08-31-2015 12:24 PM
  14. browetally's Avatar
    Only to other people that use it though correct?
    No to their phones and they aren't using it.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G928A using Tapatalk
    09-08-2015 08:42 PM
  15. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    Used to use Chomp, but support fell off after an update to KitKat or maybe Lollipop(?). I don't remember. Dev pointed me to Textra, and I really enjoyed the UI. When Textra monetized the app, I bought the Pro edition. As much as I used Chomp and Textra (enjoying both) it was worth the price.

    GV/Hangouts is also very good. You can text via data (with a GV number). I've used it on aircraft and while traveling overseas (before T-Mo included international text messaging).
    10-09-2015 10:50 PM
  16. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Wondering is you all are using a third party app like Textra or the stock Samsung sms app? I am using textra but wondering if the stock app would be just as good and then one could use the edge better for its purpose.
    Do not install this Textra junk, it causes huge lag on my Galaxy S6 edge+ that I had a very hard time troubleshooting until I restored my phone to factory settings and noticed the moment I install Textra, this lag comes up. The lag I am talking about is the random unresponsiveness of the phone when it's in standby mode and you are trying to unlock it, swiping the screen would do nothing. Uninstalled Textra and the issue never came back!
    10-09-2015 11:30 PM
  17. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    Do not install this Textra junk, it causes huge lag on my Galaxy S6 edge+ that I had a very hard time troubleshooting until I restored my phone to factory settings and noticed the moment I install Textra, this lag comes up. The lag I am talking about is the random unresponsiveness of the phone when it's in standby mode and you are trying to unlock it, swiping the screen would do nothing. Uninstalled Textra and the issue never came back!
    Textra is running fine on mine. No lag noted so far, I'll keep an eye on it though.
    I've always run Textra on all my Android phones, never had any issues.
    10-10-2015 12:48 AM
  18. Blipstein's Avatar
    Do not install this Textra junk, it causes huge lag on my Galaxy S6 edge+ that I had a very hard time troubleshooting until I restored my phone to factory settings and noticed the moment I install Textra, this lag comes up. The lag I am talking about is the random unresponsiveness of the phone when it's in standby mode and you are trying to unlock it, swiping the screen would do nothing. Uninstalled Textra and the issue never came back!
    I ran Textra on my Note 4 and on this device with zero lag. That sucks that your experiencing that because I couldn't imagine not using Textra
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    10-10-2015 01:18 PM
  19. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I ran Textra on my Note 4 and on this device with zero lag. That sucks that your experiencing that because I couldn't imagine not using Textra
    I love Textra man, the ability to be able to blacklist spam SMS is amazing. Wish I could use it again.

    You don't see any lag right away, just give it sometime and if you ever see that when your phone is locked and you're trying to unlock it but swiping the screen does nothing for a few seconds then all those swipes start to register all at once, that's the Textra issue I'm talking about. The moment I uninstall it again, that never happens. OS is Lollipop 5.1.1 on S6 edge+

    Tried many factory resets / clearing the cache partition, no luck, it is Textra.
    10-10-2015 01:48 PM
  20. Blipstein's Avatar
    I love Textra man, the ability to be able to blacklist spam SMS is amazing. Wish I could use it again.

    You don't see any lag right away, just give it sometime and if you ever see that when your phone is locked and you're trying to unlock it but swiping the screen does nothing for a few seconds then all those swipes start to register all at once, that's the Textra issue I'm talking about. The moment I uninstall it again, that never happens. OS is Lollipop 5.1.1 on S6 edge+

    Tried many factory resets / clearing the cache partition, no luck, it is Textra.
    Wow. I hope that doesn't happen to me because I freakin love Textra. Thanks for the heads up
    Snappy Phoenix likes this.
    10-10-2015 07:22 PM
  21. mgm83's Avatar
    I've been using textra for 2 years with no issues. I really like it but I'm hoping they add support for the edge screen. The stock app seems dated to me

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    10-10-2015 08:41 PM
  22. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    After a full day of pounding out text messages using Textra, it's working beautifully. None of the issues you freaked out about. Don't tell everyone it's crap just because you had an issue.
    ucsdsig likes this.
    10-10-2015 10:58 PM
  23. ucsdsig's Avatar
    After a full day of pounding out text messages using Textra, it's working beautifully. None of the issues you freaked out about. Don't tell everyone it's crap just because you had an issue.
    I've been using Textra since it was released back in 2013. Never had an issue with it on my Note 3, Note 4 or my S6 Edge+. Great app.
    GibMcFragger likes this.
    10-10-2015 11:43 PM
  24. dorlisa's Avatar
    I am using the SMS messaging app that came on the Edge+. I love it because I downloaded a theme and it came themed as well. I do wish I could make it where it would not cut up long text messages... when someone sends me a long text, it divides it up and I have to figure out the order it should go in. I think that is my only complaint.
    GibMcFragger likes this.
    10-11-2015 07:42 PM
  25. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    I just looked after your mentioned that. I'm running a wicked theme also, and the stock messaging app is themed. It looks awesome. I'm going to try it again for a bit.
    10-11-2015 08:33 PM
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