It's great and all, but SMS on First only works when your connected to WiFi or mobile data. I have mobile data turned off almost entirely unless I really need it. This is a pretty unfortunate circumstance and one that I would rather enjoy having corrected as I use Hangouts for work and the ability to send SMS within the same app has been great, just wished it functioned off of a data connection.
This app was great for texting, group messaging, voice and video calling and all of that consolidated into one. Now that they're ripping out SMS, trying to work Messages (which requires an SIM card that some users dont have and doesnt register your Google Voice number!) is useless. Looks like I'm going to TextNow for my SMS needs and going on a hunt for my calling needs. :/ "Thanks, Google".
Unfortunately because of the new updates I'm not longer getting incoming calls. There's also no longer an option for sms merging. This is inconveniencing me quite a bit since I rely on those app for communication.
Used to be a little janky but still great. These days it's a crash-tastic dumpster fire, restarting itself mid-message-creation several times a day. How did this ever pass QA?
It's a pretty great app - atleast it used to be.... but it's been very, VERY unreliable lately! It just doesn't work anymore, won't send messages effectively, for example sometimes takes 10 minutes just to send, or receiveing them at the correct time too (even with full reception and WIFI). Been doing this for the last few months... Don't trust it anymore unfortunately.... Please fix!!!
As an IM,this app still have ways to go. You have made a bold move of not allowing android users to uninstall this app so people expects you to pay it back by preparing a decent app. But oh how disappointed most people are. Having sms send into an IM app,uninstalled FB messenger just because of that. Low usage,there goes beetalk. Lack of wow factor,buhbye Wechat. After all that the other users have complained for,i must ask..how can an IM that won't allow people to uninstall them, have video call,but no voice chat? Not even sound/song/voice sharing? Astounding.
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