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  1. Eberstein's Avatar
    This is so annoying. Wish we at least had an alternative to deal with group text.
    03-04-2013 08:59 PM
  2. segadc's Avatar
    But android phones like the GS3 and Note2 on VZW have it. Just sent out a text with multiple people and they are seeing replies from everyone. Soo annoying!
    03-06-2013 06:32 PM
  3. frishmans92's Avatar
    This was almost a deal breaker for me. The first two weeks of owning the phone I almost took it back. Now i've gotten used to it. However, when I called Verizon to have them switch the phone (the corners were peeling off), I asked about the update. The person on the phone said their current timeline shows a May update for us. And apparently Microsoft flagged this as a "major bug" that needs addressing. While I take what these guys say with a grain of salt, I do feel 40% confident in his response, considering he was at least a tier-2 support person. Time will tell...at least we're finally getting better apps.
    04-03-2013 11:41 PM
  4. 11B1P's Avatar
    Just wanted to let you know, you may think you're replying to one person but you are not. Everyone included on the group text will receive your replies.
    I agree. I got a group text from a coworker and then got a couple individual texts from the other recipients as they replied to the sender.
    04-04-2013 07:55 AM
  5. Darkgift's Avatar
    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.
    They dont have to use it. They use their regular text app. We just use the group me app. It actually works well. I would still prefer group messaging on my phone, but until it happens, Groupme is the way to go.
    04-04-2013 08:22 AM
  6. Darkgift's Avatar
    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.
    Not the same thing. Yes we can send mass texts, which is what ur referring to. But group texts, where all replies from all recipients fall in the same thread, is gone. Can't be done on VZW.
    04-04-2013 08:24 AM
  7. Darkgift's Avatar
    So I have heard GroupMe will allow you to receive group messages but I have no idea how it works. Are there any other alternative apps out there?
    its actually pretty easy. Just use the app to send a group text. The app has access to ur phone book. The recipients receive it as a regular text. One cool thing is if u only have an email for a contact and not a number, u can still add them to the group and they will receive the message as an email. Its a cool app, but I'd still like group messaging on my phone. Its actually the easiest app of its kind to use. Kik and What'sapp, people need to be using the app for it to work. Groupme they don't.
    04-04-2013 08:30 AM
  8. scottcraft's Avatar
    its actually pretty easy. Just use the app to send a group text. The app has access to ur phone book. The recipients receive it as a regular text. One cool thing is if u only have an email for a contact and not a number, u can still add them to the group and they will receive the message as an email. Its a cool app, but I'd still like group messaging on my phone. Its actually the easiest app of its kind to use. Kik and What'sapp, people need to be using the app for it to work. Groupme they don't.
    Groupme sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    04-04-2013 05:53 PM
  9. Darkgift's Avatar
    No prob
    04-04-2013 08:50 PM
  10. sinias's Avatar
    Just got off phone with Verizon and group text is coming out in may with update
    berty6294 likes this.
    04-08-2013 09:01 AM
  11. toddro6's Avatar
    hopefully earlier in the month rather than later. It is starting to get nice out and my friends are all about group texts in the spring and summer. I feel left out and confused when I get in on one though.
    04-09-2013 07:04 AM
  12. oldpueblo's Avatar
    FYI on groupme, I'm pretty sure there is no way to delete the messages in the app. So if you have something to hide I'd not use it. I don't but you might!
    04-10-2013 11:23 AM
  13. Darkgift's Avatar
    FYI on groupme, I'm pretty sure there is no way to delete the messages in the app. So if you have something to hide I'd not use it. I don't but you might!
    You can't delete, but u can long hold the message and hide it.
    04-10-2013 03:47 PM
  14. ybahman's Avatar
    It's July and no group text. Anybody hear any updates?
    07-16-2013 03:26 PM
  15. DrummerJDM's Avatar
    This thread can now be put out to the pasture. The update that is pushing out now known as GDR2 includes Group Text. This issue was actually resolved by Verizon.
    08-28-2013 02:14 PM
  16. berty6294's Avatar
    This thread can now be put out to the pasture. The update that is pushing out now known as GDR2 includes Group Text. This issue was actually resolved by Verizon.
    but will we ever know the true story as to why they left this out to begin with?
    08-28-2013 02:24 PM
  17. toddro6's Avatar
    This thread can now be put out to the pasture. The update that is pushing out now known as GDR2 includes Group Text. This issue was actually resolved by Verizon.
    GDR2 hasn't been rolled out for the 8x yet, so nothing has been resolved in my world.
    08-29-2013 01:45 PM
  18. toddro6's Avatar
    disregard that last post, didn't realize it was rolling out at this moment.
    08-29-2013 01:47 PM
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