Ive had every model of the iphone since the 3g but just recently learned that its possible to send a group message to friends. I dont mean sending a mass message to one group at once, but the type were if I send the group a message they all see who is in the group and if one person replies everyone else also sees it. kind of like the Blackberry messenger groups. I know its possible unless the new iphone 5 or iOS6 removed that option or changed it. SIDE NOTE: i also remember being able to creat contact groups on older phones/OS' but now I can only check or uncheck the ones I had created along time ago (saved from old backups i guess).