Desperate... mass sms help

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cgrier, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. cgrier macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2008
    So im a high school football coach and i just got all my contact info from my players and parents. I used google docs to get the info and i have a nice column in excel of cell phone numbers for everyone.

    I thought would be simple but i can't for the life of me figure out how i can somehow send a MASS text out to everyone on my iPhone without creating a contact for every single number (retyping everything) and creating a group. I thought i could just copy and paste the numbers with commas separating the numbers in the iPhone sms app but it doesn't work.

    Can anyone please help me figure out what i can do without retyping about 200 cell phone numbers and creating a contact for each? There has to be an easy what to take my neat column of numbers in excel and send a text on my phone. I tried creating a cvs from excel but i got an error.

    Running Lion and office for mac 11
  2. pugnut macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007

    Are you using gmail or .me
  3. mikelegacy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Don't add the commas.

    EDIT: You probably have to type them in. Sorry. The iPhone has never been good for group messages.
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    You can do this in google voice by entering the number then a comma and space then the next number.

    Unfortunately the iPhone only allows multi txts via the + so u add one by one.
  5. cgrier thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2008
    Googie voice? Is that an app on the iPhone?>
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
  7. twitt3r macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2009
    Ummmm, so you expect to be able to take a random web-based Excel file you generated and have the iPhone send a text message to all the numbers in that file?!

    Do some research on the file format needed to import contacts into Gmail, using what you have already as a starting point to get them loaded. Once loaded, just use Google Sync (exchange) on the iPhone and you will be able to mass-text the contacts.

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