I recently switched to an Evo from an old flip phone. My only problem so far has been this:

When I finish sending a message, I'm used to just sending a message and putting my phone down. I don't lock the phone or exit the messaging application. As a result, if I receive a reply from that person before the phone automatically locks itself, it will not play the text received notification. This has caused me to miss a few texts completely and is rather irritating. Is there any way that I can set the messaging app to play the notification sound even when it's for a conversation that's currently on the screen?

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Have you tried using an alternative SMS app? Handcent is very popular. It has always notified me of a new SMS even with the message still open.

Edit: If you don't want to switch SMS apps, you can also use SMS Popup.

  • @Dave I've been using it for the past year or so, I love it :)
    – Bryan Denny
    Nov 22, 2010 at 21:21

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