What texting service to use?

lls5316

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Hey, so I would like a texting service that gives the ability to show me a preview of the text and be able to customize a vibrate or sound that differs from all other notifications. I tried hangouts and I liked it, but I couldn't customize it, same with the default messaging system, messages, if there is a way to customize those things within those apps, that might help. If not though, what are other texting apps?

--- Right now I use Textra but I haven't been 100% sold.
(and nothing that shows ads please)
 

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I'm quite happy with Textra myself. I have tried a few others, but just kept coming back to it. I like the fact that you can customize the LED (where applicable), pop-up, notification sound, bubble colors, etc based on contact. Far superior to the stock messaging app on my Galaxy Nexus, that's for sure.

Search SMS apps on the Play store, and try a bunch out. Most of the ad-supported ones have a paid version to get rid of the ads and/or open up all the features.
 

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Hey, so I would like a texting service that gives the ability to show me a preview of the text and be able to customize a vibrate or sound that differs from all other notifications. I tried hangouts and I liked it, but I couldn't customize it, same with the default messaging system, messages, if there is a way to customize those things within those apps, that might help. If not though, what are other texting apps?

--- Right now I use Textra but I haven't been 100% sold.
(and nothing that shows ads please)

Try this https://forums.androidcentral.com/e...inker.android.messaging_donate&token=EtXiWAoE
There is a free more limited version also.

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Handcent and GO SMS both offer what you're looking for also. On a side note I've been seeing Textra popping up more and more... I may have to try it.
 

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Hey, so I would like a texting service that gives the ability to show me a preview of the text and be able to customize a vibrate or sound that differs from all other notifications. I tried hangouts and I liked it, but I couldn't customize it, same with the default messaging system, messages, if there is a way to customize those things within those apps, that might help. If not though, what are other texting apps?

--- Right now I use Textra but I haven't been 100% sold.
(and nothing that shows ads please)

i am not 100% sold on textra either. but it is the best of all the texting apps i have tried. i use whatsapp for international texting...