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[Q] Group SMS App without having contacts stolen

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By sandhuxda, Senior Member on 23rd February 2013, 12:44 AM
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Are there any group sms apps that do not steal contacts? The big ones, handcent and Go SMS, both want you to create an account - which I imagine is to suck out your contact list.
 
 
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24th February 2013, 07:31 AM |#3  
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Re: [Q] Group SMS App without having contacts stolen
Umm 4.2 AOSP MMS has group messaging. What do you mean they try to steal your contacts? I've used gosms without creating an account.

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Re: [Q] Group SMS App without having contacts stolen
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Are there any group sms apps that do not steal contacts? The big ones, handcent and Go SMS, both want you to create an account - which I imagine is to suck out your contact list.

I use handcent and I've never created an account just to send a group message. What exactly do you mean by "stealing" contacts.

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I use handcent and they do not require you to create an account. Just swipe left or right on handcent.
25th February 2013, 12:47 AM |#6  
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Re: [Q] Group SMS App without having contacts stolen
OP is referring to a (potential) security breach when using a secondary sms service like whatsapp. Gosms and Handcent are just third-party sms software.

As per your answer, the later mentioned apps should have group mms. And I can confirm 4.2 AOSP mms has working group mms, but requires more work to get it running.

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