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Originally Posted by 8fold View Post
I'm looking for a plain and simple SMS messaging app, paid or free that does not rely on servers up in cloud to perform its simple task — sending and receiving simple text messages and MMS. I'm not quite happy with the Hangouts app, and Google seem to have removed the Messaging app.
Hello SMS looked very good until I read the privacy policy. I'm not interested in passing any of my data over a third party server for a task as simple as sending texts.

Any other recommendations?
QKSMS is by far the best texting app I have ever used, it was made by a dev on XDA and ever since early alpha it's been my daily driver. Simple UI, no over the top features, slick, quick and beautiful.
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I also recommend 8sms. It's based on oasp sms app with some extra features.
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88 is good. So is Handcent.

Not bad for one bar of 4G service.0000000000000000And this is work :P
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You can try EvolveSMS too, i havent read the privacy policy, but its a damn good looking app
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