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  1. Dukins's Avatar
    I used to use Textra exclusively, but I get two annoying bugs. I randomly get messages saying that can not pull MMS Messages - or something to that affect. Also both the stock Samsung messages and Textra messages appear, no matter if I turn notifications off for stock Samsung messages and change default to Textra. Any have any ideas? Extremely frustrating, I loved Textra.

    Think ill give Messages+ a try since it can sync between multiple devices. I switch from iPhone to Sammy devices depending on who has the latest and greatest. It'll make it easier to keep my messages when I switch to the fruit phone.
    04-11-2016 06:23 AM
  2. mm1185's Avatar
    I use Hangouts only for Google Voice. Are there alternatives to Hangouts that I can use with Google Voice?
    04-11-2016 06:28 AM
  3. GT500_Grad2's Avatar
    Hangouts as well for Google Voice and the mobile/desktop usability.
    04-11-2016 07:01 AM
  4. scotiez's Avatar
    I use Verizon Messages + I also switched from IPhone to Samsung and so far i am loving it. The messages + uses both cellular and WiFi to send and receive messages. At work and at home i am mostly connected through WiFi, Works great. I haven't had any trouble so far after having this phone for over a month now, but if i do i might try Textra. But for now i'll stick with Verizons Messages +.
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    04-11-2016 07:09 AM
  5. chennaite's Avatar
    I don't text much but Google's messaging app seems more comfortable.
    04-11-2016 07:21 AM
  6. xpedient's Avatar
    Textra is the best.
    04-11-2016 07:27 AM
  7. Danix180's Avatar
    Textra w/o adds. Tried other apps but this one is the best
    04-11-2016 07:31 AM
  8. Jezza819's Avatar
    I had to switch over to Textra a few months ago due to an update with Verizon Messages + that caused my LED notifications to stop working. With Textra, everything has been working normally.
    04-11-2016 07:52 AM
  9. berklon's Avatar
    I used to use Textra exclusively, but I get two annoying bugs. I randomly get messages saying that can not pull MMS Messages - or something to that affect.
    I get that when someone's trying to send a picture to me via text and my phone is connected to WiFi only (cell data tuned off). As soon as I turn on cell data, the picture comes through. You also need to ensure the Textra MMS setting "Prefer WiFi" is disabled.
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    04-11-2016 08:14 AM
  10. Dukins's Avatar
    I get that when someone's trying to send a picture to me via text and my phone is connected to WiFi only (cell data tuned off). As soon as I turn on cell data, the picture comes through. You also need to ensure the Textra MMS setting "Prefer WiFi" is disabled.
    My textra MMS setting doesn't show Prefer Wifi at all. Im on Verizon.
    04-11-2016 08:36 AM
  11. Truman82's Avatar
    Umm stock one?
    04-11-2016 09:15 AM
  12. nikon120's Avatar
    Hangouts works fine for me. (SMS/MMS). I so rarely use video chat via Hangouts that I just exclude that.

    I was a GoSMS advocate in the early days, but those greedy devs screwed up their pay model so bad and also started spamming users with adverts that I had to drop the app. I know Textra has all the features I loved on GoSMS, but I'm lazy and don't feel like configuring it. Hangouts just works.

    Now, if only Google would get us a dark theme or keep the dark theme option for the OS in "N".
    04-11-2016 09:23 AM
  13. DrGiggleFr1tz's Avatar
    Hangouts works fine for me. (SMS/MMS). I so rarely use video chat via Hangouts that I just exclude that.

    I was a GoSMS advocate in the early days, but those greedy devs screwed up their pay model so bad and also started spamming users with adverts that I had to drop the app. I know Textra has all the features I loved on GoSMS, but I'm lazy and don't feel like configuring it. Hangouts just works.

    Now, if only Google would get us a dark theme or keep the dark theme option for the OS in "N".
    Textra is truly great. I was also a Go fanatic but I noticed I started getting some severe lag and general bugs. Haven't had one single problem with Textra.

    It reminds me of a old quick reply app I used to use on a jaikbroken iPhone.
    04-11-2016 09:40 AM
  14. jmagnt7's Avatar
    I have been using Textra.
    pretty awesome!
    04-11-2016 09:41 AM
  15. Cowamj04's Avatar
    I am using Signal right now. I would use Samsung's default more often, but to be honest, I hate that call back numbers are shown. Hangouts has been really flaky lately, and with word that Google might be getting rid of SMS integration on it, I just am ignoring it.

    I bought ChompSMS a few years ago, and I will use that sometimes. I have also used HelloSMS in the past. I like the layout of Hello, it's different than most out there.
    04-11-2016 10:00 AM
  16. DaHui623's Avatar
    Textra user. Hangouts is ok, but nobody I know really uses it and since it is rumored to lose SMS integration I gave up on it. Google Messenger really uses the negative space poorly. Too much screen real estate used up on avatars. Textra has the best blend of reliability and customization.
    04-11-2016 10:04 AM
  17. lion7718's Avatar
    Been using Chomp for a few years now.
    04-11-2016 10:07 AM
  18. hylex's Avatar
    I have sent 5 smses this entire year and around 55000 on whatsapp. That bit of silly trivia aside, i stick to signal for my sms app.
    04-11-2016 10:10 AM
  19. Deke218's Avatar
    After reading this thread, I had to try Textra. Coming from the stock Sammy app on my Note 4, this reminds me a lot of Chomp and GoSMS in the early days of Android - G1. I'm digging it so far.
    04-11-2016 10:26 AM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    Why are more people not saying Hangouts? I don't think it's the best, but I can't use anything else unless it integrates Hangouts messages and SMS. Some people I regularly talk to use Hangouts, and some don't, and I've tried Textra for those that don't...but it's SO much easier to just do it all from the same app...
    I have way too many hangout groups due to the forums so I don't want the groups and my SMS messages clashing.
    04-11-2016 10:34 AM
  21. Jonathan Harris1's Avatar
    Chomp
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    04-11-2016 11:02 AM
  22. DQSooner's Avatar
    I'm using Hangouts. I'm on a Nexus 6P and have service through Project Fi. I'm a recent iPhone convert so there were a few issues with text messages (mainly group messages) until I got all of my iPhone friends to delete old conversation threads with me so we could start new ones that didn't try to route through iMessages.

    I like Hangouts because I can text from my computer or other devices through the Hangouts app. I'm a little worried that Google may be dropping SMS from Hangouts soon, so I'm always looking at other options. I generally prefer stock apps whenever possible so I'll give Messenger a try if Hangouts does indeed lose SMS. Only thing I do not like with Hangouts is that I haven't been able to attach videos to messages and that it also doesn't let me send photos from my Google Photos app unless they are physically on the device (Messenger seems to be the same way). Other SMS apps can do it (Textra, etc) and even Gmail can access the photos stored in the cloud so I'm not sure why Hangouts/Messenger can't yet. I submitted that as a request through the apps so maybe they'll change that in an upcoming release.
    04-11-2016 11:17 AM
  23. LancerzRalliart's Avatar
    Until someone comes out with a messenger that has T-Mobile advanced messaging features then I'll stick to the stock messenger. Being able to see when people are typing and have read your messages is a great feature. Along with uncompressed mms.
    toddersv likes this.
    04-11-2016 11:24 AM
  24. hmmm's Avatar
    I use Textra. The two biggest things I like about it are that it has a dark mode and that it saves mms to my gallery automatically.
    huntnyc likes this.
    04-11-2016 11:25 AM
  25. t0ked's Avatar
    Honestly I have no idea. I just started using it and I was getting notifications. People keep saying I can't and it's just Samsung apps but I do. Maybe it's a glitch but one I'm happy with.
    04-11-2016 11:33 AM
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