- 01-19-2013, 11:07 AM #1
Has anyone successfully got a Group SMS Messaging running with some iPhone users?
I know that in the Messaging app you can enable "Group Messaging", and I've read that on the iPhone you can enable some kind of MMS Group Messaging, but wondered if anyone has worked out the steps to make this work?
01-19-2013, 08:13 PM #9
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Everyone has to have group messaging enabled on their own phone for it to work properly. MMS is how all the phones keep it grouped together. If someone does not have the group messaging enabled, their SMS will only go to the original sender, not "reply all"
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- 01-19-2013, 08:43 PM #10
Guys... so I have the answer to my problem.
Apple is the problem:
If you've ever had an iPhone and users have been messaging with you via iMessage, then when you change your iPhone to a Windows Phone, it causes problems.
This is because Apple has your phone number registered as an iMessage device and all your iPhone friends phones try and respond using iMessage only. Apparently forever, since I've had this a couple of weeks now.
Thankfully I still have the iPhone here - so I switched it on tonight and went into the options (connected via Wifi to Apple). I then turned off the option to use iMessage in the Settings/Messages.
My friend had to reboot his phone at this point for it to work out my phone was still not an iMessage device... I guess it is possible that with a little time it may have caught up too.
Note: I also had to go into the WP Messaging Settings and switch on Group Messaging.
So... we can now group chat, and what should have been simple was a pigs ear because of Apple. And thankfully I still had my phone!
- 01-19-2013, 09:06 PM #11
I also had the issue of imessage with my number being associated with imessage. I finally got it fixed after a couple of hours of trying to get it to work about 4months ago.
As for group messaging, couple of notes. You need to turn on the option on settings/ messaging. #2 Verizon wp8 do not support group text. Android doesn't support group text. Only IOS and windows phone (WP8 on at&t and mobile) support it. On IOS it is supported on all carriers. Wp7 group messaging works on all carriers, just make sure to turn it on.
What I mean support, anyone can send a message to 10 friends. What happens next is what makes it different, on android and Verizon wp8, the message looks like a singular text from one person. Then when somebody else replies, it looks like another text... on IOS, or wp8 on other carriers, you see everyone who the message was sent to in one thread..
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