Best Text / SMS App for Android?

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  1. CrackRabbit

    CrackRabbit Lifer

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    I'm looking for a replacement for the stock Text / SMS app for my Galaxy S III. The stock one doesn't seem to handle group messages with iOS devices properly, it seems to always separate them out in to individual text messages.
    The stock app in my old Droid Bionic handled them fine, so I know it isn't an Android in general problem.

    Any suggestions are appreciated.
     
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  3. richierich1212

    richierich1212 Platinum Member

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    I like gosms pro, enable group messaging in settings
     
  4. cardiac

    cardiac Platinum Member

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    Gotta agree. GoSMS Pro does this flawlessly...
     
  5. DLeRium

    DLeRium Lifer

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    GoSMS was great in like 2011, but has gone downhill since summer 2012. No more backups (you have to pay), and a bunch of features removed. It now spams you every few days too with promotional messages.

    Unfortunately this is the best we've got in Android.
     
  6. dlock13

    dlock13 Platinum Member

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    I think Slide Messaging does it. I'm not sure.
     
  7. s44

    s44 Diamond Member

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    If you're really desperate you can flash to any 4.2 ROM... AOSP handles it from that point on.
     
  8. ImDonly1

    ImDonly1 Platinum Member

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    Handcent is another one that does it.

    I haven't used any of them so can't comment.
     
  9. boomhower

    boomhower Diamond Member

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    Hand cent works great. I'm a big fan of it.
     
  10. Wingznut

    Wingznut Elite Member

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    I've used both Handcent and GoSMS... I liked them both equally.
     
  11. SpacemanSpiffVT

    SpacemanSpiffVT Senior member

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    chompSMS is pretty great
     
  12. Kelvrick

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    I use handscent.
     
  13. CrackRabbit

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys.
    I'll give Handcent and Chomp a try first, looks like GoSMS had some issues with their ad server that was spamming users with text message ads every 5 minutes for a couple days. Not something I really want.
     
  14. Zargon

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    Go SMS is definately way worse than it used to be
     
  15. Rifter

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    Handscent
     
  16. Bman123

    Bman123 Diamond Member

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    I like the stock one on my GNex 4.2.1 does pretty good
     
  17. Anubis

    Anubis No Lifer

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    why is GoSMS so bad now? ive never had an issue with it
     
  18. Zargon

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    it spams me all the time now with ads for themes and they push those GOMMS messages everytime you want to send a pic

    im way more annoyed that SMSBackup+ wont work on my nexus :(
     
  19. Anubis

    Anubis No Lifer

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    i get that theme message maybe once a week, not a big deal and ive never seen a message when sending a photo

    also SMS Backup & restore works fine on my galaxy nexus
     
  20. zerogear

    zerogear Diamond Member

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    Chomp SMS -- It's basically Bite SMS (On iPhone Jailbroken) with more features. It's by the same developer.
     
  21. zoiks

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    Another vote for chompsms.
     
  22. alangrift

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    I love the stock android one (not the HTC or Samsung one), but you can't get that one on HTC or Samsung phones. I use chompSMS instead.
     
  23. Dulanic

    Dulanic Diamond Member

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    Just block the sender, that stops those. You can block go chat senders thankfully.
     
  24. alangrift

    alangrift Senior member

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    You can block them directly from Android actually.
     
  25. T_Yamamoto

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    I use the stock app from the stock os
     
  26. DLeRium

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    Yup. I did that.

    Surprisingly though there's nothing as good as GoSMS still. I've tried the new ones like Fusion and Sliding. Fusion is limited and Sliding is just bloated and slow. I might just go to the CM SMS app which is stock with some extra settings.

    BTW Chomp is old. I think the company is keeping Chomp as an option for Pre-4.0, but Post 4.0 = Textra (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.textra)