Group text...not working.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Gix1k, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Gix1k

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    I tried to send a group to people for Father's Day and it would not send to several people. My wife's would not either.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Same here. It's treating it as an mms.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I just sent a group text to 20 people with no problem at all. Maybe you tried to send a group text during a busy server time? It was Father's Day, after all.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    I sent a text to about 15-20 people on Friday after I got the phone and it worked fine. I haven't tried it since then.
     
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    Gix1k

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    It says "message failed" when I am in messages and preview that message. I tried several times. Maybe it was busy, but odd I found it.
     
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    mtbright

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    I turned off MMS in settings and was able to send a mass text. I got engaged this weekend and I didnt feel like sending the good news out 1 damn text at a time
     
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    Gix1k

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    Congrats! So you had the same issue before you shutoff MMS?
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Got the same issue this morning, as I added names to send to, the top said group MMS. I have the carrier update 5, thus have the MMS option...do we need to turn MMS off?
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    If you have MMS enabled (even if it doesn't work), then you try to send a text to 1+ people, it will change it to MMS. This is really cool when your talking to multiple iphone users with MMS enabled, because it acts like a chat. It tells them all of the recipients of your original message, and their response messages go to all of them back, so it's like a chat room on AIM or MSN or whatever.

    To make it a group SMS instead of an MMS however, the only way i found is to go to settings > messages, and disable MMS, and then send the mass text.
     

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