Forum Question: iPhone Contacts don’t show up in NEW MESSAGE !

Sometimes while composing a new message on the iphone, when i type a few characters of a name, the contacts don’t show up from where I could choose the name.
When that happens I always have to open up the Multi task bar and remove MESSAGE app from there and restart it. Then it works fine for a while and the problem repeats itself.
This has been happening since the last 3 updates of the IOS and still haven’t rectified it.
cyrus Dubash

Comments: 8 Responses to “iPhone Contacts don’t show up in NEW MESSAGE !”

    Cyrus Dubash
    3/18/11 @ 10:17 pm

    Any comments ?

      3/18/11 @ 10:51 pm

      I haven’t experienced this, no. But I don’t use the Message app ever.

    Cyrus Dubash
    3/19/11 @ 5:41 am

    what app do u use Gary ? anything better than the default iphone message app ?

      3/19/11 @ 8:39 am

      I use Google Voice and a Google Voice number for text messages. I refuse to pay the artificially high bandwidth rates for text messages through the carriers. I think it comes to more than a million dollars per GB. If it really cost that much, why can Google give it to you for free? And with app notifications, it works just as well as SMS.

    Cyrus Dubash
    3/19/11 @ 10:37 am

    Didn’t understand the billion dollars per GB.

    ALso does google voice to text messages work for worldwide messages ?

      3/19/11 @ 10:54 am

      Well, if a text message is 140 characters = 140 bytes. And AT&T charges $0.20 for it. Then If you sent 7.7 million text messages it would be the same as 1 GB of data (or about the size of a single HD movie). And that would cost you $1.5 million. But a GB of data would only run a few dollars if you were downloading a movie. So why are they charging you a few dollars for 1 GB of data on the one hand, and $1.5 million for it on the other hand?
      I’m not sure if Google Voice works for “worldwide message” — not sure what the difference is. I only text with friends and family, so it never comes up.

    Cyrus Dubash
    3/19/11 @ 7:59 pm

    Interesting Gary but do text messages use data bandwidth of some sort?

      3/19/11 @ 8:12 pm

      Everything is data. Voice, text, data. You get charged by the minute for voice. You get charged by the message for text. You get charged by the byte for data. But they are all really the same thing. But the carriers charge us much much more for text? Why? When you use an app like Google Voice you send text as data.

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