Newish G3 texting problem

jimswms

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My wife is a new Android user. She's slowly converting, but feels frustrated that "things don't just work like on my iPhone".

She didn't like the stock texting app on her phone, so I put Textra on it, which I've used for years. She's happy with it for the most part, but recently its hit or miss whether she can send a photo. We're both on T-Mobile, and my Sony Z3C works fine. I've looked at the settings and it seems ok. Is this a G3 thing? An LG quirk? Is there a better texting app for her phone or should she just go back to an iPhone so it'll "just work".

Visual Voicemail is an issue for her as well, but I guess that's another post for another day...

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nodnarb1974

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Have also have T-Mobile and this happens to me. Not as much on the G3, but my S3 before it was constantly having sending issues. Mine always happens around the same time, so I figure it is just a congested tower.

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I'm on t-mobile and I use Hangouts for texting. The only thing I've noticed is that sometimes if I'm on Wifi it won't send our receive mms for some reason, like it has to be connected and only using T-Mobile's network. Although I think that might have gotten fixed with a software update a couple months back when they announced you could do Wifi calling AND texting/mms.
 

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I used to use chomp sms, which, I think, is from the same company that made textra. My mms suddenly became very unreliable, I contacted tech support thinking an update had started causing the problems, and the guy who helped me out explained that third party texting app companies don't get full access to T-Mobile's code, or whatever, the way the phone manufactures do. That's why there are issues with mms on T-Mobile. As much as I liked chomp, I broke down and went back to using the stock messaging app, and my mms is smooth as ever.

Edit: Sorry, wifi mms had become my main problem.

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