- 02-22-2013, 04:03 PM #1
I'm sure most of you know that with the release of Portico that Group Texting was still NOT addressed. It is my hope that someone figures out an app that can provide this functionality to us as I don't believe we can rely on Verizon anymore. Does anyone know of any current apps that support this functionality? My fiance's family all have iPhones and group text can be annoying. :)
- 02-22-2013, 05:38 PM #2
im not sure of the issue, but i noticed in my settings today an option for group text and it was turned to off. I have never group texted before and dont know if that info will help you or not, just thought i would share it, im on Bell Canada with the latest OS.
02-23-2013, 07:06 PM #4
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That's the only thing stopping me from switching to vzw... the only solution I have heard of is something like groupme, but that's obviously not the same... I'm not about to convince everyone I know to switch from normal texting to groupme.
- 02-23-2013, 07:14 PM #5
Ok, I have an 822 on Vzn, but try this. Go to into your People Hub. Swipe to the right (left side of the "All" listing). Do you see Groups listed? This is where I set up my group texting. I can group text to all sorts of different phone OS's.
- 02-24-2013, 09:07 PM #8
I have been looking for the same kind of thing, but have found nothing. I am not going to try to build a new "Group" or "Room" everytime I want to do a group text. My friends and family are big into the group texting thing, so it is extremely difficult not knowing if a message sent to me is just to me or if to a whole group...so frustrating.
Verizon needs to fix this, but I can't imagine they will anytime soon.
- 02-25-2013, 09:08 AM #11
- 02-25-2013, 12:01 PM #14
Summary: No texts are private on Verizon phones. Anyone can group text your phone and allow all recipients to eavesdrop on your conversation without you knowing.
- 02-25-2013, 08:31 PM #16
- 02-26-2013, 09:44 AM #18
I guess we will just have to wait and see whether Verizon decides to be graceful or if someone comes up with a way to make group text a reality on Verizon. It's just sad that Verizon would limit a phone's capabilities however their network is just unbeatable where I live.
- 02-26-2013, 12:38 PM #20
Drummer I see your post in Verizon Community. I am a frequent member there. Unfortunately Community is a peer to peer forum. So you won't really find any company based knowledge. Any VZ Customer Care representatives there do no answer any question other than trying to give troubleshooting feedback. Your best bet is too directly Email or contact Verizon Customer service
Perhaps you can join in this discussion
- 02-27-2013, 02:52 PM #22
I had a thought today. I believe that the HTC 8X is Unlocked on Verizon. If someone could extract their Messaging.xap from an AT&T or T Mobile phone maybe we could sideload this onto the Verizon Phone which would allow us to group text since it is the app. I could be wrong though since messaging may be embedded into WP8.
- 03-04-2013, 11:48 AM #25
Just an update. I just called HTC and Verizon. HTC confirmed that Verizon wanted this feature removed from their phones. I then called Verizon and talked to Tech Support who informed me that this issue has been brought to their attention and that there are internal forms and discussions going on on releasing an update that adds this feature back. Unfortunately she could not provide me with when this update will be released. I'm not sure if this was just a ploy to get me off the phone but it sounded like a lot of people have called in and Verizon is getting to the point where they can no longer ignore this issue. Maybe if more people call in the fix will come sooner.
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