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Text (SMS) Apps
July 14, 2017
8:33 pm
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Steve Johnson
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Apologize if this has been discussed. If so a link will suffice.

What do you recommend as a Text/SMS program? I’ve been using Verizon’s Message+ but it is lacking on many counts. Most recent is daughter texted pictures of Grands and we cannot save them or look at them in anything but small size. Would really like to see them full screen.

I can’t see that there is a Google version but hope there is? You’ve got me using Google for everything else. Thanks! Steve

PS: Esp interested in app for laptop

July 16, 2017
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Android Text messaging apps are a mess. Google has dropped the ball on this one. For a while, I used (and recommended) Google Hangouts – it had the ability to do SMS text messaging and replace your verizon Message+, but that ability has been removed. Now google refers us to the Android Messages app.

I have chosen to use Facebook Messenger instead. It can do your SMS text messages as well as Facebook messages. I really like it actually, you can do simple texts, mms texts, phone call, video call, send money, send location, and put on funny faces! There isn’t a Messenger app for the laptop, but if you use Facebook, it is the same as sending messages via Facebook.

July 16, 2017
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But unless I’m missing something Messenger will only communicate with FB users? One daughter is a non-FBer (shocking eh?). I tried to send her something as a test and she doesn’t come up. That’d be great if it does because we use Messenger a lot anyway.

Since I made the orig post I’ve been playing with MySMS and like it so far. Works well across all platforms. 

July 17, 2017
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Hey Steve,

Messenger can communicate with folks outside of FB, you just need to turn on the setting to make it your default SMS app, then it will be using your phone number and service provider instead of FB chat. All your messages in one place, FB and SMS – pretty cool.

July 17, 2017
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Ahhhh. That would be great. Many thanks. You always come through. Love my membership. Steve

August 2, 2017
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I have been using Mighty Text on my PC. Essentially it is a texting program for th PC. I get all my texts(including pictures) on my PC and can respond from th PC. I especially like pictures. If you cllick them they will display full screen.

August 29, 2017
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Soooooo!  To make sure I understand – you can use FB Messenger just like Samsung (Verizon) Messages?
Will try the default, also!!

Y’all da best!!Cool

Thanks!

Bon Chance!!
Jim, 1RCS

August 31, 2017
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Yes, as long as you’ve set it to be your default SMS app. It prompts you for that when you open it.

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