A lot of us were greeted one day recently with the notice that Hangouts was discontinuing SMS/MMS and to choose another method. Since then I’ve been searching for something that natively handles SMS/MMS and can be operated sans-phone (eg: when I’m flashing a ROM I can still communicate with the wife).
I’ve fallen back to a combo of Google Voice and the new Android Messenger, but this still means that MMS pictures and multi-person conversations are only available on the phone.
So what’s better? What have you found that handles all of your SMS/MMS/chat/video/etc needs? Can you pick up where you left off if a device dies? Can you type out an opus on the computer and send it via text? Can you get pictures and MMS conversations on other devices than the primary?
Really, let me know… I’m tired of what I’ve got.