Group message with three iOS devices and a dumb phone?

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  1. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    I have three other friends that I want to make a group chat with. One friend has an iphone like me, another has an iPod touch 5th gen and iPad mini, and the last one has a samsung dumb phone.
    Is there any way we could all be in a groupchat together? Currently if I make a groupchat with everyone in it, it defaults to a group mms, and thus all the messages get emailed to the iPod touch and iPad instead of going through the messages app like how I would like. Does anybody have a solution to this problem? We currently have been using google hangouts app but prefer the messages app if there's a solution. The only thing I like better about the hangouts app is that I can use hangouts from any of my devices including my PC, but it's a little more clumsy compared to the stock message app.
    Thanks.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Google Hangouts is your best bet. You can't send iMessages to a non-Apple device and you can't send texts to a device that doesn't have a phone number.

    You could ask your friend with the Samsung dumbphone to upgrade?
     
  3. richwoodrocket thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Trust me, I've tried lol. He's still got a year to go on his phone contract though.
     
  4. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    groupme app is probably your best bet works on basically all platforms and can be used to interact with dumb phones too.

    Details on SMS integration

    I use the app for my family as well as a few other groups including many international people and have no issues with it.
     
  5. richwoodrocket thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Group message with three iOS devices and a dumb phone?

    Here's a little update to this. I forced my friend with an iPod to get a galaxy s5 so we just use group mms. Works good.
     
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  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Plenty of apps like that, but that requires everyone participating in the conversation to have and use them.
     
  8. richwoodrocket thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah and you can't exactly do that on a dumb phone.
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
     

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