Text Messaging vs Android

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Blown01NJ, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Blown01NJ macrumors member

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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?
     
  2. britboyj macrumors 6502a

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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)
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

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    No
     
  4. miggitymac macrumors 6502a

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    Is that a feature new to iOS 5? Can't seem to find that setting on my phone...(iOS 4.3.3).
     
  5. Blown01NJ thread starter macrumors member

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    Correct. However, their response shows up as a new message and does not include my original message, which is what I require.
     
  6. Blown01NJ thread starter macrumors member

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    Does anyone have any experience with 3rd party SMS apps?
     
  7. bgtrack macrumors regular

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    When they respond it should show up in your conversation if you turn on group messaging.
     
  8. Blown01NJ thread starter macrumors member

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    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)
     
  9. kalex macrumors 65816

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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
     
  10. Blown01NJ thread starter macrumors member

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    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.
     
  11. AKSenator macrumors newbie

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    You could consider using Google Voice for your work stuff to keep it all separate.
     
  12. Blown01NJ thread starter macrumors member

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    Would that function as I need? I have a separate phone for work.
     

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