Text Messaging vs Android

Blown01NJ

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Jul 29, 2008
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Hello all.

Currently I use my iPhone 4s for personal use and I have a Droid X that I use for business. I am thinking about ditching the X and going to iPhone for both, but I have one issue.

I have many employees that I schedule through text message. Typically I'll send a mass text to 10 of them at a time and say "Are you available Friday at 3pm"

When they respond on the droid, I get a response, plus my original message. Their response and any subsequent responses from me go to them ONLY. For example if I sent "Work tomorrow at 3pm" to 10 people it would look like this:

Me: "Work tomorrow at 3pm"
Response person A: "Work tomorrow at 3pm"
"Ok I'll be there"

With the iPhone it will look like this:

Me: "Work tomorrow at 3pm"
Response person A: "Ok Ill be there"

So basically, if I send a mass text in the iPhone, the responses wont include my original message, so Ill have no idea what they are confirming to. Is there a way to have the iphone behave like android in this respect?
 

britboyj

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You can turn off group messaging in the settings for Messages, you can send it out to multiple people and rather than everyone else seeing their responses, it creates a new text message 'thread' as people reply (or adds to already existing ones)
 

miggitymac

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You can turn off group messaging in the settings for Messages, you can send it out to multiple people and rather than everyone else seeing their responses, it creates a new text message 'thread' as people reply (or adds to already existing ones)
Is that a feature new to iOS 5? Can't seem to find that setting on my phone...(iOS 4.3.3).
 

Blown01NJ

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You can turn off group messaging in the settings for Messages, you can send it out to multiple people and rather than everyone else seeing their responses, it creates a new text message 'thread' as people reply (or adds to already existing ones)
Correct. However, their response shows up as a new message and does not include my original message, which is what I require.
 

Blown01NJ

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When they respond it should show up in your conversation if you turn on group messaging.
I dont want the others in the group to see anything. I just want the original message that I send to be in the conversation when they reply.

Secondly, even with group messaging turned on it doesnt function that way. As far as I can tell turning on group messaging does nothing but make it a MMS (been testing it for a while with 3 phones now)
 

kalex

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if one of them responds and u respond back it will only go to that person only. Others will only see your original message and any responses that u respond to. I don't think the group texting will keep happening but i'm not 100% sure since i never tried it
 

Blown01NJ

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if one of them responds and u respond back it will only go to that person only. Others will only see your original message and any responses that u respond to. I don't think the group texting will keep happening but i'm not 100% sure since i never tried it
It doesnt work, but regardless that is not what I am trying to achieve.

All I am trying to do, is have everyone's response to the group message show my original message. Right now, if I just send 10 people a message, when they respond they will be in individual threads (which I want) but the first message in the thread will be their response, not my original message.
 
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