06-16-2012, 09:49 PM
| | Re: I HATE THE CURRENT TEXT HANDLING
"Richard B. Gilbert" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On 6/16/2012 2:05 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:
>> I don't send a ton of texts. Maybe 200-300 a month, but when I do I
>> often send 10-12 identical texts to 10-12 people on my contact list. NOT
>> the same people every time so a group grope is not the answer.
>> I used to be able to open my text service, and just select the people I
>> wanted from my phone's contact list. After one of the many upgrades
>> Android upgrades that ability vanished. Sure it added predictive
>> guessing if I start typing their name or number, but even then it
>> doesn't show all the matches. Only the first two or three.
>> I want my old simple easy to select from the contact list texting back.
>> Is it gone forever?
> If this upgrade was involuntary, you should complain. You should also
> try to learn how to "lock down" what you have. It may not be possible!
> If it's not possible to to block involuntary upgrades, complain! It may
> not get you anywhere but if you don't complain the Powers That Be won't
> have a clue. Of course it's possible the the PTB never had a clue
> and never will.
> It's possible that VZW might restore your phone to its former state if you
> ask them nicely. It's also possible that they cannot or will not
> no matter what you say or do!
As unstable as early versions of Android OS was I was happy for most of the
I turned off text notification with the stock ap, and installed Handcent
SMS. So far it seems to work just fine, and it has the features I wanted.
If Handcent fails I am still receiving the message in the native ap. I am
just not seeing them as new notifications.