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    Went into a VZW store today and played around with the Lumia 822. It was "testing" group texting by sending a message out to my phone and a buddy's phone who was with me as well. This is what I found.

    - I put in 2 numbers when sending out a text..it said "converting to mms" and i sent the message out, it appeared in one thread that said "2 recipients"
    - The actual message was never delivered to either of our phones, I dont know if it was because it was a display phone and maybe outgoing text were not active? I am not sure
    - I called my phone from the 822 to obtain the number that was assigned to the phone. From my phone I sent a group text to the 822 and another group capable phone. The messages were being received on the Lumia 822 in the same thread from both my phone as well as my friends phone.
    - Again, i tried to reply within that thread but nothing at all was sent out for whatever reason.
    - Note: I also tried to send a regular single sms to my phone from the 822 and nothing was received.
    - Tried the same test from the 8x and it was functioning in the exact same capacity.

    Anyway, point is it seemed like the phones in the store were capable of group texting in the stock app. I am not sure if they are just set up that way in the retail store or what...unless there was some type of fix issued that I am unaware of. This is one of the only things keeping me from switching to WP8, it a fix was issued that would be great, but I havent heard anything about it.

    Anybody have any updated info on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaurita View Post
    Went into a VZW store today and played around with the Lumia 822. It was "testing" group texting by sending a message out to my phone and a buddy's phone who was with me as well. This is what I found.

    - I put in 2 numbers when sending out a text..it said "converting to mms" and i sent the message out, it appeared in one thread that said "2 recipients"
    - The actual message was never delivered to either of our phones, I dont know if it was because it was a display phone and maybe outgoing text were not active? I am not sure
    - I called my phone from the 822 to obtain the number that was assigned to the phone. From my phone I sent a group text to the 822 and another group capable phone. The messages were being received on the Lumia 822 in the same thread from both my phone as well as my friends phone.
    - Again, i tried to reply within that thread but nothing at all was sent out for whatever reason.
    - Note: I also tried to send a regular single sms to my phone from the 822 and nothing was received.
    - Tried the same test from the 8x and it was functioning in the exact same capacity.

    Anyway, point is it seemed like the phones in the store were capable of group texting in the stock app. I am not sure if they are just set up that way in the retail store or what...unless there was some type of fix issued that I am unaware of. This is one of the only things keeping me from switching to WP8, it a fix was issued that would be great, but I havent heard anything about it.

    Anybody have any updated info on this?
    I have ATT, but none of the display demo phones i've played with in any store are actual live devices.... Just saying.
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    The device was live as I made a phone call from it.
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    Weird
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    Interesting. I hope they add it in an update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaurita View Post
    The device was live as I made a phone call from it.
    I would bet the service was simply disabled to avoid having a demo phone used as a text message spam server. Allowing what could amount to anonymous texting could result in legal issues for a store as well. Just a couple things to consider. Did you ask the store staff?
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    You can definitely text from Verizon store phones, I've done it as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willied View Post
    You can definitely text from Verizon store phones, I've done it as well.
    You have texted from phones in a VZW store. That does not mean it is the policy in all stores. As I have sent texts to multiple recipients from my 822, and they have received, it is not the case that the functionality is missing. That neither the 822 nor 8x worked in the OP's experience, that would suggest something was turned off. FWIW, when I was looking at the 822 in three VZW stores in Phoenix, it also didn't take much observation to note that the live demo phones all had the same emails and text messages displayed.
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    interestingly enough...the test "group MMS" texts I was trying from various android phones (DNA, Maxx HD, etc), the texts would go through without a problem to my phone. So it didnt appear to be a store policy of any type. For what its worth...the android phones had similar "mock texts" preloaded in there anyway. I dont really care if I could send a text from the display 822 in the store,obviously the phone will be able to send SMS and MMS messages. I am inquiring more about the functionality of group text/MMS on the phone. I went to the options menu for the messaging app...and there was no type of option to turn group chat on or off, as expected based on the reviews here. However, the replies that were being sent to the 822 in store were coming through threaded without issue, I could even see the responses that I was sending from the 822 in that same thread (like group texts on iPhone, and HTC Trophy) but they werent being delivered. So I guess my question would really be...I need clarification...is there a group chat/text/MMS option on the 822 messaging app...or is it completely disabled by VZW and this was just some type of glitch in the display phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by willied View Post
    Interesting. I hope they add it in an update.
    +a million
    Quote Originally Posted by alaurita View Post
    interestingly enough...the test "group MMS" texts I was trying from various android phones (DNA, Maxx HD, etc), the texts would go through without a problem to my phone. So it didnt appear to be a store policy of any type. For what its worth...the android phones had similar "mock texts" preloaded in there anyway. I dont really care if I could send a text from the display 822 in the store,obviously the phone will be able to send SMS and MMS messages. I am inquiring more about the functionality of group text/MMS on the phone. I went to the options menu for the messaging app...and there was no type of option to turn group chat on or off, as expected based on the reviews here. However, the replies that were being sent to the 822 in store were coming through threaded without issue, I could even see the responses that I was sending from the 822 in that same thread (like group texts on iPhone, and HTC Trophy) but they werent being delivered. So I guess my question would really be...I need clarification...is there a group chat/text/MMS option on the 822 messaging app...or is it completely disabled by VZW and this was just some type of glitch in the display phone?
    there is definitely no group chat on vzw wp8 devices at the moment
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaurita View Post
    Anyway, point is it seemed like the phones in the store were capable of group texting in the stock app. I am not sure if they are just set up that way in the retail store or what...unless there was some type of fix issued that I am unaware of. This is one of the only things keeping me from switching to WP8, it a fix was issued that would be great, but I havent heard anything about it.
    Anybody have any updated info on this?
    The phones are capable of group text, Verizon has it disabled. The option in the setup screen is missing on the Verizon phones. There's a bigger thread here What happened to the group messaging (MMS) option?

    -E

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