iPhone BiteSMS is expensive... Alternatives?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Sparky9292, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2004
    I don't need all of the "bloat" that comes with BiteSMS. I see it supports all kinds of texting plans for countries that have expensive SMS plans.

    I just want an app that supports quick reply.

    Any choices?
  2. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    I've tried others for the same reason. I don't consider it bloat, its just more than I need since I only want the quick reply. I've tried Messages+ and one or two others, its been a while since I've tried, but I always end up back with BiteSMS. It just works better and every once in a hole I find something else with it I want to use.
  3. Sparky9292 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2004
    It does way more than QuickReply, but I only want QuickReply.
  4. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    IRealSms and Messages+, but bite is best by far IMO
  5. kwiky macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2011
  6. sumsingwong macrumors 6502a


    Dec 15, 2012
    BiteSMS is free. You'll never see the ads if your just going to use QR. The only time you'll ever see Ads if you open the app.
  7. BigWalt macrumors regular


    Oct 3, 2010
    7.99 for ever is too much? I think I paid the 9.99 back in the days of my 3gs and still using the same license. Well worth the money IMO
  8. TG1, Feb 17, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013

    TG1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2011
    BiteSMS is expensive... Alternatives?

    Give Handcent a try. I loved using this on my Moto Droids and was very happy to see it come to iOS via jailbreak. Options galore, no ads, and free!
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I guess free is too expensive to some:)
  10. Kohkane macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2008
    The ads are rather awful, especially if you go into the app a lot.
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    It's a small window on the bottom.
    Not that awful if you're getting it for free. Or you can open the stock messages app and not see the ad window.
  12. Smithwicks macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2011
    Not really.
  13. Kohkane macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2008
    They bother me, i'm not really a fan of ads in apps.
  14. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    If he only wants it for quick reply, the ads shouldn't be a problem.
  15. Zorn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2006
    I find the adds bothersome too. I'm kinda in the same boat as the OP. I don't care about the tons of other features, and special "credits" for texting international, I just want an app that does Quickreply well. I'm not a huge fan of the pop up window that Bite uses for their quick reply, it feels very disconnected from iOS thematically.
  16. Supra Mac macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2012
    Correct, just use your regular app and use QR and QC.
  17. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
    As has been mentioned twice in this thread, you do not see the ads when using quick reply in Bitesms.

    It's a quick reply, how many different ways are there to do it well?

    Then it is good it is a quick reply. You don't have to look at its disconnected iOS theme for very long.
  18. RyanTheGeneral macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2009
    Exactly what I do. I pulled the trigger on bitesms free trial version. Not exactly sure when I got it- but have yet to see one ad lol. I only wanted the quick reply. I went into the app day one- and not since then
  19. Dropdeadmr macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2013
    You seem to be very helpful!
  20. Sparky9292 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2004
    After all the worry about the bloat, i went ahead and bought BiteSMS. I use the Jaku theme, and BiteSMS now supports theming, so there ya go.

    The only thing I really hate is the BiteSMS obsession with a pink icon.
  21. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Yeah I'm not sure what's up with that but it can be easily changed.
  22. acidrain79 macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2011
    U can change this in the BiteSMS app itself. Go to Settings and scroll to the bottom and go to More Stuff

    Attached Files:

  23. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    So you have a $650-$850 phone and a $2,000 contract, but $8 is TOO EXPENSIVE?
  24. acidrain79, Feb 22, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013

    acidrain79 macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2011
    I have used literally EVERY text tweak in Cydia and while some have a lot of potential, none of them are as well integrated into iOS as BiteSMS. All of the other ones just seem clunky and not super well thought out. BiteSMS is the main reason I jailbreak actually.

    Every build of it I find to perform better than the previous. Which is why I don't mind paying for it. Martin is all about making it the best he possibly can and constantly working on ways to improve it. Since the iOS 6 jailbreak has come out, he has pushed out BiteSMS 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and most recently 7.4, all in less than a month.

    And as far as the other features that u don't have any use for or "bloat" as u are referring to it as, if u have no use for them then u don't have to use them. They won't affect u if u don't use them.

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