07-03-2013 11:55 AM
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  1. ryan.kruger's Avatar
    I plan on writing the powers that be, but in the meantime, is there anything I can do to get group messaging, using an app... Anyone have any recommendations?
    05-23-2013 09:28 AM
  2. winger46146#WP's Avatar
    Well you can start the group by doing a new text message and add everyone into it.

    When one of the people text that was in the group it will start a new tread. If you want to reply don't text back via the new thread just stated from that last message, jump back to the group message you started and reply via that one so everyone gets it.

    That's what I can think of.
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    05-23-2013 09:36 AM
  3. ryan.kruger's Avatar
    That's smart. What about when you want to see the thread all in one place though?

    Replying to the group message would be okay for a little. But is there any app out there that will send/receive group SMS/MMS in a single thread.

    Hopefully its not a Lumia exclusive, too, since I gave my wife my 8X.
    05-23-2013 10:00 AM
  4. SomethingSomethingDarkSide's Avatar
    Well you can start the group by doing a new text message and add everyone into it.

    When one of the people text that was in the group it will start a new tread. If you want to reply don't text back via the new thread just stated from that last message, jump back to the group message you started and reply via that one so everyone gets it.

    That's what I can think of.
    This isn't a solution.

    OP, there's nothing as of yet =/
    05-23-2013 03:12 PM
  5. winger46146#WP's Avatar
    This isn't a solution.

    OP, there's nothing as of yet =/
    Right its a work around to use in the mean time.
    05-23-2013 03:58 PM
  6. explosive0's Avatar
    Right its a work around to use in the mean time.
    Except you can't tell if you were sent a group message or an individual message.
    05-23-2013 05:57 PM
  7. Eberstein's Avatar
    If you call Verizon they now say that an update coming out June 13 to fix thus issue. I did it today.

    I know other people have said this on the forums, but I thought I'd mention it for those unaware.

    Edit: June 2013
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    05-25-2013 07:11 PM
  8. ryan.kruger's Avatar
    If you call Verizon they now say that an update coming out June 13 to fix thus issue. I did it today.

    I know other people have said this on the forums, but I thought I'd mention it for those unaware.

    Edit: June 2013
    This is great! Hope it holds up.
    05-26-2013 10:37 PM
  9. WindTech72's Avatar
    Well no update and the 13th has come and gone.
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    06-14-2013 06:44 PM
  10. KrightonX's Avatar
    So what's the problem? Sending one message to many people at once? The phone does this just fine.
    06-15-2013 12:24 AM
  11. WindTech72's Avatar
    Yeah that works, but return messages don't stay in group. That is what we want
    06-15-2013 10:04 AM
  12. ryan.kruger's Avatar
    When I receive a message I don't see all the other recipients the way I would on any other platform/device. So when they're all "replying to all" to coordinate, I can only reply to sender.
    06-15-2013 09:30 PM
  13. eth3rton's Avatar
    Download the app GroupMe. Works great! I use it all the time.
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    06-16-2013 01:14 PM
  14. AR2186's Avatar
    Just got a follow up call from the Verizon corporate rep who I spoke with in March about group texting on my 8x (before I broke it). Apparently group messaging wasnt working properly on VZW's network, so they disabled it until they got it working properly. They are releasing an update for Windows Phone 8 by the end of July that will re-enable it.
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    06-17-2013 02:33 PM
  15. WindTech72's Avatar
    Lol they keep pushing it back. Time to switch carriers.
    06-18-2013 12:32 PM
  16. AR2186's Avatar
    Lol they keep pushing it back. Time to switch carriers.
    Actually, the rep that followed up with me originally told me they were targetting the end of June through the end of July for the update. Seems like it was finally confirmed internally and he was able to call and let me know.
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    06-18-2013 02:48 PM
  17. WindTech72's Avatar
    Yeah I was told an update was coming in July but no update for windows phone. Already ordered new phone and giving up on windows.
    06-21-2013 07:54 PM
  18. ryan.kruger's Avatar
    Actually, the rep that followed up with me originally told me they were targetting the end of June through the end of July for the update. Seems like it was finally confirmed internally and he was able to call and let me know.
    sweet. Can't wait.
    06-22-2013 01:14 AM
  19. aalex's Avatar
    I'd like this feature too. Hopefully we get it soon.

    Sent from my Nokia 928 with Tapatalk
    06-23-2013 10:35 AM
  20. Berkley Todd's Avatar
    Download the app GroupMe. Works great! I use it all the time.
    This! I too am very frustrated by Verizon disabling this feature as I used it a lot, but groupme fills the void nicely, at least for now. It's available on all platforms, so just get your friends to download it.
    06-24-2013 10:59 AM
  21. preludepunk27's Avatar
    Do your friends need to download the groupme app though?

    I know that shouldn't be a big deal, but it'd be slightly annoying to ask all my friends to add the app just because I'm the only one with a Windows phone. It's just another reason for them to talk about how fantastic their iPhone's are.
    07-01-2013 09:37 AM
  22. Nick Archambault1's Avatar
    Only workaround is to switch from Verizon or get a non-windows phone.
    07-01-2013 04:06 PM
  23. berty6294's Avatar
    Only workaround is to switch from Verizon or get a non-windows phone.
    Or wait... that's what I'm doing.
    07-01-2013 04:49 PM
  24. JudgeHolden's Avatar
    Or wait... that's what I'm doing.
    How long will you be waiting?
    WP9?

    People have faith that it'll be fixed in July. Most of those same people were convinced it would be fixed in June. They had dates. They had sources. None of those were reliable and none panned out.
    Verizon isn't discussing it, other than random CS people. I'm not holding my breath. There's been zero communication about this and it doesn't seem a big concern to them.
    07-01-2013 07:04 PM
  25. berty6294's Avatar
    How long will you be waiting?
    WP9?

    People have faith that it'll be fixed in July. Most of those same people were convinced it would be fixed in June. They had dates. They had sources. None of those were reliable and none panned out.
    Verizon isn't discussing it, other than random CS people. I'm not holding my breath. There's been zero communication about this and it doesn't seem a big concern to them.
    I had originally thought May lol
    07-01-2013 07:25 PM
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