- 07-08-2013, 12:49 PM #1
I did notice that the group messaging option is missing on the first day I got my Lumia 928. I used to have Lumia 920 on AT&T and I'm 100% sure that there is a group messaging option.
However, the group messaging function still works fine for me. I can send one msg to multiple people and all their replies come back in that same dialogue thread. Everything in terms of group messaging works exactly the same as Lumia 920 does.
07-08-2013, 01:00 PM #3
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- 07-08-2013, 01:03 PM #4
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- 07-08-2013, 02:43 PM #5
- 07-08-2013, 03:30 PM #7
Also, any idea if you've played around with Nokia Access Point and changed the settings? I imagine that might do it
- 07-08-2013, 03:36 PM #8
My theory is, there is actually a group messaging option which is hidden right now by Verizon. And since I have a Lumia 920 before and I restored all settings on my 928 using the 920 backups, that hidden option also got restored to Enabled. All the "security" or "compatibility" issues stated by Verizon are just crap. They want to promote some group msg app of their own for sure.
- 07-08-2013, 03:47 PM #9
I actually have two 928s now, and am thinking of flashing a generic 920 imagine instead of the 928's to see if i can get it to work on Verizon (likely won't work on CDMA, may work on LTE). I'm not sure how similar the internals are, but other than the radio and flash I think its the same (and i think the radio is controlled by the baseband). My sister is using a 620 I flashed to generic global variant for the next few weeks while she is abroad, so once she gets back I will try setting up my account on it and then restoring the 928 settings from the 620 to try and trigger the threaded messages.
- 07-08-2013, 03:54 PM #11
- 07-08-2013, 09:11 PM #13
or, the way Bing maps is hidden on a Nokia WP but can still be accessed via a simple app download from the app store, would there be a way for someone to make a simple app that lets us toggle a hidden feature like group txt mms, same as the Bing maps download from the app store? seems like maybe one of the two solutions in my last two posts could be possible. idk the process of restoring a phone from a backup, but if the backing up process generates some kind of file you then use to restore settings on the phone, could someone essentially upload somewhere a backup from a factory reset 920 that had nothing altered other than the group mms setting toggled on from which we could all use to fool the phone to turn on group mms since we obviously can't see it in the messaging settings as verizon has it hidden?
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- 07-08-2013, 11:45 PM #19
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- 07-09-2013, 04:10 AM #21
I don't think everyone's phones whom the feature hasn't worked on are just going to start working. No updates OTA have been issued. My friend can already vouch for it having not worked today. I only just received mine and it isn't activated yet so I can't tell yet. Something must be different about the OP's phone compared to others.
07-09-2013, 08:22 AM #22
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We want you to use a Microsoft account on an AT&T Lumia 920 and make sure the group message setting is turned on. Then on a brand new/reset Verizon phone, sign into your Microsoft account and restore the backup of your Lumia 920 over the air.
- 07-09-2013, 09:07 AM #23
I only suggest wiping both because I am having problems with MMS on my primary 928 that I restored from an 8x (settings not working properly), but if I pop my SIM into my backup 928, MMS worked once I reset the phone (didn't work when it was restored from the 8x).
- 07-09-2013, 09:31 AM #24
yes and if it gives you the option (as I've never done this before) to ONLY back up settings (or just messaging settings, idk how specific it lets you get) from the 920 after you've confirmed group mms is enabled on that phone because that's all that's needed on the 928. we just need the group mms setting to carry over in the restore. technically he can use any 920 or wp8 device not on verizon, regardless of whether or not it has service just so long as the group mms feature is visible and not hidden like on vzw. toggle it on, backup settings, restore settings on 928 from your account, then see if the enabled group mms setting carried over and works on the 928.
- 07-09-2013, 09:45 AM #25
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