TEXT FREE WITH GROUP MESSAGES
Textfree is the perfect free texting app for group messaging with all your contacts. You can create groups, leave groups, add participants and let everyone be part of the conversation.
REAL PHONE NUMBER INCLUDED
Not many free texting apps give you a real number. But having your own local phone number means you can call your grandma’s landline, order a pizza, SMS any number, and of course, hit up all your friends, even if they don’t have a smartphone.
SEND UNLIMITED FREE TEXTS & PICTURES
With Textfree you get free SMS texting plus calling, totally free and unlimited. And now, Text free is the first free texting app enabled with real MMS picture messaging. That means you can even send picture messages to all your friends, even if they don’t have Textfree!
Free calling has never been better. Textfree-to-Textfree calling and any incoming calls are always free. Outbound calling minutes are easy to earn or super cheap to buy. Who doesn’t love free calling?
TURN ANY DEVICE INTO A PHONE
No phone? No Problem. Text free has you covered. Textfree turns your desktop, tablet, or other Android devices into a phone so you can text and call for free. Plus, calls sound even better over WiFi.
AND SO MUCH MORE
• Texting and calling are free back to the US and Canada from anywhere in the world when you have a data connection or WiFi
• Speaking of the world, Textfree is the perfect free texting app for making free calls and sending free texts while you’re abroad.
• Use Textfree as a free second phone line
• Text free is the first free texting app to let users send and receive real MMS picture messages, just like the pricy carriers.
• Real MMS picture messaging works with nearly all other carriers (T-Mobile coming soon). If you try and send or receive a picture message with a T-Mobile user, it might not go through (yet).
• Free texting to the US and 35+ countries For a list of those countries visit: http://r.pinger.com/text-intl
• Sync your contacts with their Facebook photo
• Know the instant your texts are read
• Block numbers, if needed
• Log in securely from any device
• Choose custom ringtones, text tones and backgrounds
• Turn your Android device into a free phone.
• FREE TEXTING + CALLING APP for both the US and Canada.
• FREE texting and calling plus 10 FREE minutes of outbound calling
• Send unlimited free texts, plus get free unlimited incoming calls from anyone, anywhere in the world.
• Textfree is the original free texting app that you can use with WiFi.
• Send text via your regular number or send free text with your Textfree number
• Free voicemail, too
• Call and SMS any number in the US and Canada, even if you don’t have a calling plan.
• Make Calls on WiFi
• Your texts are 100% free. Pictures are 100% free. Incoming calls are 100% free.
• Earn free minutes for outbound calls
• Never miss messages
• Send hi-res pictures to anyone on AT&T, Boost, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and Virgin
• Want some light reading? Our terms of service are here: http://r.pinger.com/and-eula
OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF
• Emergency calls are not supported
• Like many free texting apps, Textfree is ad-supported, so you will see ads from time to time.
• When roaming, additional carrier data charges may apply. Contact your carrier for details.
• If your contacts aren’t on Textfree, they might have to pay regular carrier charges for texts and pictures. If that’s the case, be a good friend and tell them about Textfree.
• Requires OS 2.1+
TEXT FROM THE WEB
We give you a real US number for FREE, that can text ANY number. The person you are texting DOES NOT need to have HeyWire, you can text them directly to their normal phone.
★ Free texting to any US and Canadian mobile phones
★ Text FREE from the Web: Go to app.heywire.com, login with your HeyWire number
★ Text FREE from your Mac: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heywire/id696765599?mt=12
★ Selfie Editor: Improve your selfies before you send them
★ Photo editing: Turn pics into art with filters, enhancements, and stickers
★ Meme Generator: Create your own MEME’s out of your photos
★ Instant Voice Messaging: Record your voice and send it via text
★ Works great on WiFi
★ Excellent tablet support
★ Streaming music clips: Choose from 100+ songs to attach to your messages
★ TweetNow: The first & only global text-to-Twitter service with notifications for FREE
★ Voice Tweets: post Instant Voice Messages directly to Twitter
★ Auto-Reply: to respond when you can’t
WHY USE HEYWIRE:
- Your friends don’t need to have the app
- Great tablet support
- Turn your photos into Memes
- Travel across the world and text back to any phone in the US for free
- Text friends in any language
- Save hundreds of $$ per year
- Tweet your Memes
- Group text with up to 10 friends
- 1 HeyWire account across all your screens — iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad & Computer
- Text using Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, or LTE.
TEXT FREE TO MOBILE PHONES IN THESE COUNTRIES:
United States, Mexico, Canada, UK, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, St. Lucia, Sint Maarten, Northern Mariana Islands, Monserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Grenada, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, United States Virgin Islands (USVI), British Virgin Islands (BVI), Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Barbados, The Bahamas, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Uruguay, Suriname, Paraguay, Guyana, Bolivia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Colombia
IS IT REALLY FREE TEXTING?
YES! Texting from a real phone number costs us real money so by placing a small ad within the app, we keep your messages flying around the world for FREE. HeyWire does use data, so make sure you have a data plan or use Wifi where available. For your friends who aren’t on HeyWire, standard text messaging rates apply to text a U.S. Phone Number (nothing extra).
Friend us: www.facebook.com/goheywire
Follow us: www.twitter.com/goheywire
Watch us: www.youtube.com/goheywire
Need Help?: http://help.heywire.com
Love HeyWire? Please rate us a 5 star ★★★★★ in the Android Market!
Thanks for downloading & giving us a try! Go HeyWire!
Nextplus is the free next-generation communications app from the makers of textPlus. We’re taking your messaging experience to the next level with animated GIF support, stickers, instant delivery, online user status, voice notes and a ton of new features.
Receive phone services without a mobile operator plan (all you need is a WiFi connection). It dials and sends just like a phone!
FUN, FREE TEXTING & CALLING TO ANYONE
Enjoy unlimited FREE texts, GIFs, stickers & calls to any of the 70+ million textPlus/Nextplus users in the world. Nextplus is different from other apps - your friends DO NOT need to have the app!
GET A FREE US PHONE NUMBER*
- Get a FREE +1 phone number (*Local phone numbers in your country coming soon!)
- Unlimited FREE SMS to any US or CA phone number, even if they don’t have the app
- Unlimited FREE calls with any of your Nextplus friends
- Enjoy low cost calls to any international phone number
- Rather not get a separate number? No problem. Texting and calling friends on Nextplus do not require a phone number.
- Save up to 10x on international calling vs. major carriers and other calling services
- NO contracts, NO commitments, NO hidden fees
TURN ANY DEVICE INTO A FREE PHONE
- Works with your phone and tablet
- No SIM or no service you say? To that we say no problem! Nextplus was designed to work over WiFi. Of course Nextplus works great on 3G/4G/LTE too
- Compatible with any iOS or Android phone or tablet so you can sign into your account on any device -- your text messages and call history are always in sync
PACKED WITH STICKERS & ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
- Express your texts with fun stickers
- Step up your texting game and message animated GIFs
- Personalize your avatar with an animated GIF
- Add your #1 contacts to your Favorites list
- Receive push notifications so you never miss a text message or call
- Displays user online status
- Group blast text messaging support
- Record and attach voice messages to your texts
- Text messages are delivered instantly
- Easy to match your friends in the Nextplus and textPlus network so you can text each other for free
- Local phone numbers in your country
- More #swag: Awesome new stickers!
- More animated GIFs
Questions? Email support@Nextplus.me
OTHER IMPORTANT INFO
*Emergency phone calls are not supported
*Nextplus is ad supported so you will see ads from time to time. Ads feed the hamsters that keep Nextplus running. Low cost subscription to remove ads is also available.
Want exclusive access to upcoming releases of Nextplus? Join our Google+ Community and become a beta tester. Visit http://www.textplus.com/androidbeta/ and gain access to new features before everyone else.
Free inbound calls, free SMS texting, free monthly outbound minutes
Unlimited free in-app calls & texts with pictures
FREE LOCAL U.S. PHONE NUMBER
Get a free U.S. phone number of your choice, make and receive free texts and calls to U.S. phone numbers, including landlines. If you don’t have a cell phone plan, Talkatone can be your only phone.
CALLING & TEXTING TO REGULAR PHONES
All SMS texting and inbound calls are always free. You get free outbound minutes every month. If you run out of your free outbound minutes, you can easily purchase additional minutes for a very low price.
IN-APP CALLS & TEXTS
Truly unlimited free Talkatone-to-Talkatone calls and texts anywhere in the world, including picture messaging. Invite friends and family to Talkatone, talk as long as you want, send thousands of texts, and share photos or videos.
Take your Android device with you when you travel. Call and text U.S. phone numbers on WiFi without paying outrageous roaming charges.
TURN YOUR ANDROID TABLET INTO A PHONE
Call and text friends and family from your Android tablet with Talkatone. No cell plan required.
Talkatone does not support 911 emergency calling or texting.
Carrier data charges may apply. Contact your carrier for more information.
We are happy to hear your feedback and help you solve any Talkatone issues. Just email us at email@example.com, and we'll respond to you promptly.
More info: www.talkatone.com
FreedomPop free call, free text, free sms, free phone number and free international calls to help you save money:
- Free calling app with free phone calls to anyone in the US and anyone in the world with FreedomPop app
- Free texting app with free messages to any US mobile number
- Free US phone number to take with you anywhere
- Free SMS app to stay connected with app and non app users alike
- Free international phone calls to up to 50 different countries around the world
- Use Freedompop as a free second phone line
- Make free voice calls and send free texts anywhere over Wi-Fi
- Try our Free Basic Plan (includes 500 Texts, 200 Mins -- 100% Free for life!)
- Turn your tablet into a phone. Make free phone calls and send free text messages to anyone on your tablet, phone, or Android device
- Free Wi-Fi texting and voice calling
- Free texting and voice calling back to the US when traveling abroad
- Save tons of money on your mobile plan with free texting and free voice calls
- Make HD-quality phone calls on Wi-Fi. Also works over 3G and 4G connections
- No up-front costs, contracts, or hidden fees
- No advertisements
- No spam
- We don’t share your number with any third parties
FreedomPop Free Voice and Text app supports all versions of Android OS up to 4.4.4 - (KitKat). Android 5.0 (Lollipop) support coming soon.
Amaze all your contacts !!!
NOTE: TextArt is sent as an optimized image (.jpg compressed or .png). Size in pixels of the resulting images is shown.
○ Step 1: Enter the text to send. Use the [Edit Text] button or just double-click the preview area.
○ Step 2: Select the preset/design that you like.
○ Step 3: Customize the design by changing the font from those available.
○ Step 4: Change the color of the new design (text and background).
○ Step 5: Set a cool background (built-in textures, solid color, or a custom image)
○ Step 6: Change other layout settings: margins, aspect ratio, alignment,...
At any time you can share with your contacts. It will be shared as an image picture.
TIPS AND TRICKS
✔ The preview image allows you to zoom / pan using pinch / drag.
✔ Double-click on the preview image to edit the text
✔ From the settings you can change the configuration of the break-lines and the size of the resulting images.
✔ From your favorite chat program, click on the "clip" to attach files, select TextArt and quickly send that creative text to impress your contacts.
✔ Now you can create square images to fit in the profile photo of your favourite chat app: Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram, ChatON,...
✔ You can create transparent background images.
✔ Tiled back textures available (+35).
✔ In addition to the 37 fonts provided you can add custom fonts (.ttf and .otf files).
You must create a folder named \fonts\ inside the existing folder \TextArt\ located in your internal memory or external SD. There you must place all the typeface files.
Supported the .ttf and .otf formats.
This application complies with the policies of Google Play content.
This app is created just for the purpose of entertainment, its free and supported only by advertising.
Permissions required :
- INTERNET : To access the advertising banners (Google AdMob)
- EXTERNAL MEMORY SD : Used to save and share the images created. Images are saved in the [TextArt] folder of the external memory.
All fonts used in the app comply the following open license: SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1.
If the owner of any of the fonts included en the application wants to remove it, just send us an e-mail and we will do it as soon as possible.
For any comments or suggestions, please send an e-mail to:
(This application's app icon can be hided, you can dial your "##pin password" (such as: ##1234) to open this application after app hide is enable.)
Have you ever worried about someone read your private messages? Ever got a phone call at an awkward time? Ever worried about someone check your call logs casually or purposely?
Private Space helps you out!
Private Space sets up a personal space on your phone where you can add any contacts in. After that, incoming/outgoing messages(SMS & MMS) and call logs between private contacts will be kept in that personal space without shown in normal message box or call log history.
What's more, Private Space can even hide app icon of itself so that nobody will notice the existence of Private Space.
The magic of Private Space:
-- Be INVISIBLE except for you
-- Hide your private CONTACTS from system address book
-- Secure your SMS & MMS by hiding your MESSAGES into Private Space
-- Hide your secret CALL LOGS and block your sensitive CALL at awkword time
-- ALERT with a 'dummy' SMS, vibrate or play your customized ringtone when you get messages or phone call. You can be notified when new messages or calls arrive but only you know what they really are
-- Shake your phone to close PrivateSpace in a hurry
Welcome to feedback to www.thinkyeah.com !
Leave your phone in your pocket and send/receive SMS text messages on your tablet. Your SMS inbox is synced with your phone.
Your benefits with mysms Tablet Texting App:
- Send and receive text messages on your tablet
- Automatically sync SMS and MMS between your smartphone, tablet and computer (pc & mac)
- Answer, dismiss, mute or dial a call on your tablet (note that you still need to talk on your phone)*
- Free texting / SMS to other mysms users
*** PLEASE NOTE: This app is not self-contained.To be able to use mysms tablet, you have to have mysms installed on your Android smartphone. ***
IT’S THAT EASY:
1) Install mysms on your Android smartphone and register:
2) Start the mysms Tablet Texting App and log in using your number and password.
***** ANDROIDCOMMUNITY.COM: “mysms Tablet will allow you to sync all text messages between your smartphone, tablet and computer. You can also send an unlimited amount of free messages to other mysms users”
MYSMS TABLET FEATURES:
- Tablet texting: Send text messages / SMS on your tablet
- Receive text messages directly on your tablet
- Sync SMS text messages between smartphone, tablet and computer (pc & mac)
- Sync messages and calls between two smartphones (-> download mysms mirror)
- Unlimited free texts to other mysms users
- Remote SMS: Send SMS text messages online on your tablet via your mobile carrier
- Phone calls: Answer, dismiss, mute or dial a call on your tablet*
- Call logs: Display the history of your missed calls, incoming calls and outgoing calls
- Notifications on incoming messages on your tablet
- Multimedia: Send pictures and files
- No new number: mysms uses your existing phone number
- SMS backup
- MMS Sync
- Save texts to Evernote*
This application is your text messenger or messaging app on your tablet. No more annoying typing on your smartphone! Download mysms on your tablet and phone and start texting from your tablet. mysms uses your existing mobile number, contacts and SMS text messages from your mobile phone.
mysms is not only a great SMS texting app, you can even make voice calls on your tablet (Bluetooth headset required). Dial on your tablet, talk on your phone.*
Connect mysms with Evernote, Dropbox, Google Drive or Email. Forward your messages to Evernote, Dropbox and Google Drive or save your SMS and MMS in your email account. mysms serves as an SMS backup and archive.
* This is a Premium feature
We’d love to hear from you! Do you have a suggestion, question or comment? Just contact us at http://support.mysms.com. We’re trying to reply within 24 hours during weekdays.
You can also reach us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/mysms, Twitter @mysms and Google+ http://gplus.to/mysms.
Stop wasting your money and time using calling cards for international calls!
TalkU let you make free and cheap phone calls to anyone over WiFi and 3G/4G data networks without using any cell minutes. You can save up to 90% comparing to your phone company.
* Get a real US phone number for free
* Turn your Tablet into a phone
* Add a second line to your phone
TalkU, the new way to talk, text, and share.
◆◆◆◆◆ Why use TalkU ◆◆◆◆◆
Free Calls & Text Message
- Unlimited free calling & texting between TalkU users
- Make calls and send texts to any phone numbers worldwide without payment!
- No roaming costs, even when calling from abroad
Cheap International Calls
- Call any mobile/landline phone numbers in over 200 countries
- Super low rates
- Display your phone number when your friends or family receive your calls.
Crystal Clear Calls
- Voice calls are transmitted on TalkU’s high-quality dedicated VoIP network
- HD voice technologies for superior clarity
- Free calls are no longer low quality!
Free U.S Phone Number
- A FREE U.S. phone number that works!
- It’s like a free second line to your phone
- Turn your Android Pad into a phone
- Receive calls even under bad cellular reception
Amazing Premium Features
- Visual voicemail with instant listening
- Block unwanted calls to stop spammers
- Call screens
- Call forwarding to any phone numbers
- Record phone conversations for future playback
- Free group conference calls for up to 8 people
- Turn your iPhone into a Walkie Talkie. Push to talk!
One more thing, no annoying ads!
TalkU, the best free calls & free text app ever!
(1). Free SMS, free text and free international calls are between TalkU users only.
(2). You can earn free minutes for cheap international calls.
(3). TalkU utilizes Internet call (aka WiFi call, IP call, or VoIP call), which requires data connection.
(4). Unlike international calling cards, TalkU does not use your cell minutes.
(5). TalkU can be used as a call recorder to record phone calls. You must ensure recording phone call is compliant to local and state laws.
Some of our rates:
Calls to United States 0.9 c/min *
Calls to Mexico 0.9 c/min
Calls to India 1.8 c/min
Calls to Pakistan 4.9 c/min
Calls to Bangladesh 1.8 c/min
Calls to Philippines 7.5 c/min
Calls to Jamaica 9.2 c/min
Calls to Nepal 7.5 c/min
Calls to Saudi Arabia 6.6 c/min
Calls to Africa: Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, etc. From 5 c/min
* c is TalkU credit.
♥ Learn more at http://www.talkyou.me
♥ Follow us at http://twitter.com/talkuapp
♥ Like us at http://facebook.com/talkuapp
♥ Google+ at https://plus.google.com/117914945862475453910
♥ Need Help? http://talkyou.me/support
Simply sign up for free using your mobile number to start texting for free. You can also sign up using Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn so you don't have to worry about forgetting your password again.
And when you're not on mobile, Chikka is also always accessible on the web.
This version gives you more free texts and other cool features to help you conveniently connect with your friends wherever you may be. Happy texting!
NEW: Now, have fun talking with all your friends in Group Chat!
• More free texts to the Philippines daily
• Easy sign-in using Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn
• Exchange voice messages with fellow Chikka users
• Sync Chikka with your local Contacts and have them available even on the web
• More space for longer messages
• Offline Messaging for Smart & Sun subscribers
• Automatic 30-day Message Archiving that synchronizes messages in all your devices
• Export threads or messages to keep memorable conversations
• Keep friends updated real-time with your status message
• Personalize your account with a profile photo
We’d be happy to know what you think.
For feedback and other concerns, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChikkaPhilippines
Follow @chikka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chikka
The most popular mass text messaging application.
Paid Ad Free version also available.
★ Make free secure phone calls
★ Send self-destructing messages
★ Recall or remotely wipe sent messages
★ Safely share private photos & videos
★ Photo vault to hide photos & videos
★ Hide text messages, contacts, call logs
★ Private vault for documents, notes & diary
☞ Secure and Private Messaging
CoverMe allows you full messaging control. You will immediately know when the recipient has read your messages and you can recall or remotely wipe messages. Ever sent a private picture or poorly judged text message to someone in error? Simply send out a remote wipe instruction to remove it! Wrong info messaged to your pals? No problem – just recall the message!
CoverMe even allow you to embed a ‘self-destruct’ into messages. Once a message is read it will disappear. Never worry again about private messages being spread around or stored!
☞ Encrypted Phone Calls, Secure SMS
Regular phone calls and SMS are delivered across unprotected phone networks and can be intercepted without your knowledge. CoverMe uses encrypted data connection to transmit phone calls, messages, and photos and videos. With military-grade encryption, no one – not even engineers of this company can intercept your calls and messages.
☞ Private Vault for Extra Privacy
The CoverMe Private Vault is the ultimate way to ensure your personal contacts, messages, call logs, confidential documents, notes, secret diary, and private pictures & videos stay hidden and private. The encrypted vault is invisible and completely impenetrable without the password. Even if your device is lost or left unattended, your private information is absolutely safe.
The vault even provides a powerful password manager to safely store all of your passwords in you whole life.
☞ Private Phone Numbers
CoverMe provides disposable phone numbers which mask your real phone number. Now you can call and text any person without revealing your personal phone number. Call and text records won’t show up on your phone bill.
★★★★★ FEATURES ★★★★★
★ Access Control
✔ Passwords to access the App
✔ Main and decoy passwords
✔ Automatic photo-capture of intruders
✔ Shake phone for quick lock
★ Protect Private Photos and Videos
✔ Import photos from your gallery
✔ Encrypt and hide photos in a private vault
✔ Share private photos & videos safely
★ Password Locked Private Vault
✔ Hide pictures, videos, audios & contacts
✔ Manage confidential documents
✔ Store secret notes & diary
✔ Password manager to keep passwords
★ Secure Phone Calls
✔ Military-grade fully encrypted VoIP calls
✔ Passwords protect call pick-up
✔ Crystal clear sound
★ Secure Messaging
✔ Military-grade message encryption
✔ Self-destructing message capability
✔ Recall or remotely wipe messages
✔ Private and secure group messaging
✔ Send text, photo, video & location securely
★ Secure Social Network
✔ Private texting & sharing with friends
✔ Create circles for group sharing & texting
CoverMe, the ultimate privacy guard for you!
♥ Learn more at http://www.coverme.ws
♥ Follow us at http://twitter.com/covermeapp
♥ Like us at http://facebook.com/covermemobile
♥ Google+ at https://plus.google.com/108768077336333941429
♥ Need Help? http://coverme.ws/support
With imo beta, users can preview and try new and experimental IM features. However, the beta app is less stable than the official imo instant messenger app. For the latest stable version, download our official app at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imo.android.imoim.
We're actively adding new features to the beta app, so please send us feedback to email@example.com. We read every email!
* Free high-quality video and voice calls
* Share pictures and video with friends
* Create groups with friends, family, roommates and more
* Easily share and explore photos in your groups
It allows importing web pages directly from the browser to listen to them. You can also import selected text from other apps.
-Text to voice
-Read web pages
-Play / Pause / Stop
-Export audio as WAV file
-Lots of languages (internet connection required for some)
Make your phone say anything you want in many languages! Let your phone read the news for you!
There's a paid version available WITHOUT ADS here:
NOTE: Your phone must have a Text-to-Speech enginge for Talk to work. If it doesn't have it you can download it from Google Play. Depending on the TTS engine, some languages that appear in the app may not work.
G+ community: https://plus.google.com/communities/107986392540899459664
a) EMAIL and PRINT all your TEXT messages.
b) Various kind of filters available to export or backup the messages. e. g. select messages by Date, Contact or from Inbox/Sent items.
c) Intuitive application to collect the TEXTs/Messages of your interest with ease, if you feel any difficulty, please refer to user guide or application support page.
d) Privacy guaranteed as this application don’t feed any data to our or other servers.
This application is really useful in case you need your SMS/TEXTs for legal proceedings or for some critical matters.
Few of the tool usage are as follows:
1) Print text Messages to PDF and save
2) Email selected or all messages
3) Easy backup for future references
4) Upload to Google drive, Google keep.
5) You will get the list of apps once click on export.
For any query or help please send us an email at Andro.Expert.Solutions@gmail.com and we will get in touch with you to resolve the query or issue as soon as we can.
Thanks for your trust which you have shown in us, we will try our best to serve you better than anyone else.
Andro Expert Solutions
Ringo is a fun and powerful way to customize sms ringtones for each of your contacts. Simply pick your friends inside Ringo and pick a ringtone or SMS tone - you'll know instantly who is texting or calling you!
For further features - including caller announcing and SMS announce, check out Ringo Pro which lets you use any music as an MP3 ringtone or SMS tone, SMS nag - even set different tones, lights and vibrates for each contact!
If you are using Ringo with GO SMS Pro or Handcent, note that these apps can disable the SMS notifications for all other apps, including Ringo, which stops Ringo working. You can fix this in their settings.
In GO SMS Pro, tap Menu / Settings / Advanced tab / Notification Settings, and uncheck Notifications. Then go to Receive Settings and un-check 'Disable other message notification'.
In Handcent, Tap Menu / Settings / Application Settings.
Tap 'Default Messaging Application', and choose Disable.
Then turn on 'Lower priority'.