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  1. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    Will BlackBerry Hub handle it all in that case?
    05-03-17 06:59 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Will BlackBerry Hub handle it all in that case?
    Not really sure what you're asking here. Hub doesn't really do anything on its own, it taps into the integrations available to it.
    05-03-17 09:24 PM
  3. Uzi's Avatar
    Yeah you need 'sms app' to handle sms
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    05-03-17 09:29 PM
  4. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    Not really sure what you're asking here. Hub doesn't really do anything on its own, it taps into the integrations available to it.
    To be fair to the OP, the hub actually does handle email accounts on it's own (so I think it's a reasonable question).
    Everything else requires integration with a separate app though.
    anon(679606) likes this.
    05-03-17 11:19 PM
  5. Bla1ze's Avatar
    To be fair to the OP, the hub actually does handle email accounts on it's own (so I think it's a reasonable question).
    Everything else requires integration with a separate app though.
    Sure, it's a reasonable question. I never said otherwise lol. Just wanted clarification on what was being asked. And you're right, email is the exception.
    05-03-17 11:21 PM
  6. newcollector's Avatar
    I disabled Google Messages app and have been using Pulse which integrates with Hub beautifully.
    05-04-17 06:35 AM
  7. medic22003's Avatar
    I disabled Google messages day one. I tried yaata and it was good but wouldn't send video so I ditched it and started using message +. It works pretty good but I don't handle my texts through the hub so while it works that way I don't use it
    05-04-17 07:07 AM
  8. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    So disabling android messages will Disable the messaging capability of the phone altogether... ?
    05-04-17 10:22 AM
  9. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    So disabling android messages will Disable the messaging capability of the phone altogether... ?
    Unless you replace it with another sms app.
    Their are a number of popular 3rd party replacements in Google Play.
    05-04-17 10:53 AM
  10. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    Maybe this will help to demonstrate how it works:
    1. Open a text message from the hub.
    2. Press the back arrow at the top left corner.
    3. Observe that you are in fact in the messenger app.
    05-04-17 10:58 AM
  11. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    What about using WhatsApp... will it handle SMS&MMS for all or only from WhatsApp subscribers?
    05-04-17 11:20 AM
  12. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    What about using WhatsApp... will it handle SMS&MMS for all or only from WhatsApp subscribers?
    I don't use WhatsApp, so I could be wrong. I don't think WhatsApp handles sms/mms for anyone.
    It is just an alternative to SMS (like BBM). You can't send a WhatsApp message to someone who doesn't have WhatsApp installed, but you can still send an SMS to a WhatsApp contact (although you probably wouldn't want to).
    05-04-17 02:19 PM
  13. Mirko935's Avatar
    WhatsApp has nothing to do with SMS. If you want to replace Android Messages, you need another SMS client, simple as that. Some were already suggested here; I used to use GO SMS, but I have no idea if it's any good nowadays. There's nothing stopping you from installing one or several and see which you'll like best.
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    05-04-17 02:40 PM
  14. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    Does anyone have further details, because WhatsApp would eliminate international sms charges...
    05-04-17 02:53 PM
  15. Mirko935's Avatar
    Does anyone have further details, because WhatsApp would eliminate international sms charges...
    If your contacts use WhatsApp, you can send them messages over WhatsApp, same as with any other instant messenger, Viber, FB Messenger, BBM, Telegram, Snapchat, Skype, etc. I'm not quite sure what is it that's unclear?
    05-04-17 02:58 PM
  16. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    Does anyone have further details, because WhatsApp would eliminate international sms charges...
    It eliminates sms charges for the simple reason that it isn't sms.
    From a cost point of view, you can think of it more like a form of email.
    It is sort of confusing because WhatsApp does use phone numbers as part of its system to match contacts easily.
    anon(679606) likes this.
    05-04-17 03:01 PM
  17. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    Ok... so the above cited alternatives are merely a shell for sms/mms and the rest are a separate pipe like bbm...
    05-04-17 03:04 PM
  18. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    If your contacts use WhatsApp, you can send them messages over WhatsApp, same as with any other instant messenger, Viber, FB Messenger, BBM, Telegram, Snapchat, Skype, etc. I'm not quite sure what is it that's unclear?
    My addled mind...
    05-04-17 03:05 PM
  19. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    Ok... so the above cited alternatives are merely a shell for sms/mms and the rest are a separate pipe like bbm...
    Exactly. There are SMS apps like the pre-installed Messenger or 3rd party part replacements like Textra, and then there are instant messaging apps like BBM, WhatsApp, and Kik.
    The instant messaging apps just use data, so there are no long distance type fees.
    Mirko935 likes this.
    05-04-17 03:13 PM
  20. newcollector's Avatar
    Pulse is an sms and mms app that will send to anyone who is using any variety of sms apps.

    WhatsApp, BBM, and Telegram and others require that both communicators have the specific app installed.
    1122334455667788 and Mirko935 like this.
    05-04-17 03:14 PM
  21. anon(9607753)'s Avatar
    Textra for SMS/MMS. Unlike Messenger, you can set a red LED notification. Not to mention many more customizable features...like fonts, colours, both dark and black mode, control maximum allowable attachments, send with return key, etc.
    I also like how Textra let's you 'peek' at text messages from the hub by tapping them...kind of like a mini widget...without the lag of waiting for the full app to open.
    05-04-17 06:12 PM
  22. medic22003's Avatar
    I started using Verizon message+ when yaata wasn't sending video. There are lots of different sms apps out there that work better and are more customizable than the Google one. Can't help you on the international stuff. I guess talk those folks into whatsapp or bbm or something similar
    05-10-17 08:40 AM
  23. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    Swell idea to go to verizon email now that it's the edn of days...

    Verizon is exiting email service, but you can take steps to keep your address
    05-10-17 08:57 AM
  24. medic22003's Avatar
    Swell idea to go to verizon email now that it's the edn of days...

    Verizon is exiting email service, but you can take steps to keep your address
    It's just a text app man. I don't use Verizon email
    05-10-17 04:53 PM
  25. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    It's just a text app man. I don't use Verizon email
    My bad...
    05-10-17 04:56 PM
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