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SMS App Recommendations

spirit22

Jul 11, 2012, 6:43 AM
Hello,

I just got a new Android device (TMobile, Samsung Galaxy S II) and have been researching SMS apps but cannot really tell them apart. Any recommendations for a good SMS app?

Also, for the tech wizards here, how does one override text messaging going through one's carrier vs. an SMS app? Thus far I have looked at Go SMS Pro and IM+. I am aware of KikMessenger but something about it doesn't sit right with me but maybe I should reconsider since it is so popular.
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truthinsuffering

Jul 28, 2012, 1:48 PM
I am currently using Handcent SMS, right now, pretty good little sms app, but it is not an alternative to a messaging plan.

For an alternative to getting a messaging plan (and using data instead), I would definately recommend kik.
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Mikey C

Jul 30, 2012, 5:20 PM
Its pretty good. Text + is another one that I use on my tablet. Uses data, gives you a phone number just for the app. The only crap thing is that if you dont use it you loose your number after 30 days.
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Captain Ahash

Jul 31, 2012, 2:01 PM
can be used in the same way with no such limit on your phone number. Plus, if you use it for your voice calls you can send text from the site through your own number.
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Mikey C

Aug 3, 2012, 10:58 AM
Doest the other person have to be set up on it as well? Or am I thinking about google chat?
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Captain Ahash

Aug 3, 2012, 6:47 PM
Google voice operates identically to a phone number minus MMS support.
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