Mass Text App

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by TomKease, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. TomKease macrumors member

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    I'm looking for a Mass Text Messaging App. Since the native app will only allow 10 recipients, I want to find an app that will allow much more. I have seen a few in the App Store.

    Any suggestions?

    Also will it allow me send pics as well!


    Thanks!!!

    Tom K.
     
  2. vettori macrumors 6502a

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    I'm the developer of Group Text! app (link).

    There are two kinds if mass texts on the iPhone depending on the setting of the option "Group Messaging" on the iPhone settings (visible only if you're on AT&T).

    The first, that is active if that option is ON, messages are sent as MMS instead of SMS (this means that some people can't read them), all recipients sees the other recipients and replies go to all recipients.

    The other kind is a simple SMS sent to more than one recipient. This is what most users want. To send this kind of group texts you have to turn OFF the above option.

    For pictures, no app that uses the new iOS4 In-App SMS is capable to send pictures due to how Apple has implemented the feature. All mass text apps that I found are using this feature to send messages so you probably will not find any app that can send pictures.

    For group sizes, it really depends on the iPhone model you have. For example I was able to text to more than 350 recipients using my app and an iPhone 4. Users says they can text to 200 or more on the iPhone 3GS. On the iPhone 3G I suggest you to not use more than 100 recipients in each group.
    Depending on the device the time needed to send a group text also change. Newer devices are a lot faster than older devices.

    That said my app Group Text! is one of the option, if you try it and want help please contact me here or at the support address.
    There are other apps and have to say I think a few are nice; obviously I think mine is better but hey it's my baby :)
     
  3. BigRedOne macrumors regular

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    Group Text works great. I have been using it for a few days now and it preforms well. Easy to use and works as advertised.
    I also purchased and use Group E-Mail, works just as well as Group Text does. Makes it easy to e-mail different social and work groups on my iPhone 4.
     
  4. jonmars macrumors regular

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    I am the developer of TextGroups link. I also think my app is better ;)
     
  5. TomKease thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the reply i will try group text today..well once i get OS4...today probably...

    Thanks for your advice.

    Tom K.
     
  6. vettori macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, don't hesitate to contact me for any help or issue.

    I'm really happy when users like my apps. Thank you BigRedOne.
    I think Group Email! is a great app but it's not performing as expected on the AppStore; don't know why exactly, as far as I know it's an unique app with its attachments handling. I suppose it's just lost in the AppStore...
     
  7. vettori macrumors 6502a

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    Hey Tom, have you tried to app ? Any feedback ?
     

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