09-25-2013 03:25 PM
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  1. cmr12390's Avatar
    So I just switched from the iPhone 4S to the Lumia 920. I can send and recieve messages just fine to any phone, but my groups aren't coming through. They are being sent from other iPhone users. AT&T says its not there fault, Im assuming that all of my contacts still think I have an iPhone, but lets be real, I can't ask ALL of my contacts to change my info. Suggestions?!?!?
    05-13-2013 09:54 PM
  2. mase123987's Avatar
    Where you getting messages through iMessage when you had your iphone? I know it looks the exact same almost. That could be why you aren't getting them.
    05-13-2013 09:56 PM
  3. cmr12390's Avatar
    I was getting them through iMessage. But how do I change that now that I no longer have the iphone
    05-13-2013 09:58 PM
  4. mase123987's Avatar
    iMessage only works on iphones/ipads/etc. iMessage is like any messaging service. They are messages sent through data, not text message. If everyone you know uses it, you will be left out unless you go back to apple.
    05-13-2013 10:01 PM
  5. cmr12390's Avatar
    Yes I know that, I'm wondering if there is anyway to tell my contacts that I'm not using iMessage anymore without physically telling them, just having their phones know
    05-13-2013 10:04 PM
  6. mase123987's Avatar
    Oh I got you. I don't think there is anything for Android, WP, etc. that can communicate with iMessage in anyway. You will probably just have to text message them to use your phone number from now on. For fun I was using an iPhone with my 920 for a little bit. I ran into the same sort of problem,
    05-13-2013 10:08 PM
  7. cmr12390's Avatar
    Thanks, any other thoughts cause I would like to continue to have group texts?
    05-13-2013 10:10 PM
  8. raul_junior's Avatar
    Have you tried going into the messeging hub and pressing the three dots then settings then turn on group messages
    05-13-2013 10:14 PM
  9. cmr12390's Avatar
    My group messaging is on, I can send a group message to two other iPhone users for example but I do not get their responses
    05-13-2013 10:17 PM
  10. mase123987's Avatar
    Lumia can handle group text messages, they just have to be actual text messages. Think you can convince your friends to do it that way?
    05-13-2013 10:17 PM
  11. cmr12390's Avatar
    The problem is 600+ contacts and probably a group message involving at least 50-60 so talking to them directly isn't much of an option
    05-13-2013 10:20 PM
  12. mase123987's Avatar
    Wow. That really is a situation. I hate to say it but I suggest you keep the iphone around for the messaging.
    05-13-2013 10:22 PM
  13. cmr12390's Avatar
    It's gone, finally got tired of apple and iPhone, it's already had a factory reset and is at the AT&T store.....
    05-13-2013 10:25 PM
  14. berty6294's Avatar
    Uh that shouldn't be a problem. My friend (cause Verizon doesn't allow WP group messaging) on AT&T group texts iPhones all the time. It's not your phones fault. It does group chat just like any other non iPhone.

    Idk how iChat works but I think you have to turn it off on your old iPhone for you to receive responses or else your friends are just responding to you via iChat... which you don't have on your Lumia. Like I said, idk what iChat is but that is a solution I have heard before
    05-13-2013 10:28 PM
  15. cmr12390's Avatar
    Yea but the iphone has already been reset to factory settings and no longer in my possession so my number should not be recognized as having iMessage right??
    05-13-2013 10:31 PM
  16. mase123987's Avatar
    Do you have a mac? you might need to get into imessage and delete your phone number from it. Also, I would go to iMore's forums and ask them. Chances are they will be able to give you a good answer.
    05-13-2013 10:33 PM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    05-13-2013 10:33 PM
  18. berty6294's Avatar
    Yea but the iphone has already been reset to factory settings and no longer in my possession so my number should not be recognized as having iMessage right??
    Idk, never used it lol. For iMessage, is there a username involved? Or does it just use your phone number? Is there a separate listing in your contact for iMessage instead of text message?
    05-13-2013 10:33 PM
  19. cmr12390's Avatar
    No Mac but I have an iPad. I switched off iMessage on the iPad but still nothing
    05-13-2013 10:36 PM
  20. cmr12390's Avatar
    And I can't turn off iMessage on the iPhone cause again its has a factory reset
    05-13-2013 10:37 PM
  21. robotaholic's Avatar
    its your friend's fault. They need to change their contact of you so that it lists you as mobile and not iPhone. And then when they send out the group text you will receive them. You are welcome. I work for Sprint advanced technical support. The iphone is such a constant headache.
    05-13-2013 10:40 PM
  22. berty6294's Avatar
    1. Tell them to go to: https://supportprofile.apple.com/MySupportProfile.do
    2. Log in with their Apple ID.
    3. Click on “edit products”
    4. Click on the “x” to the right of the product.
    5. Click “unregister”

    From Laura's link
    05-13-2013 10:40 PM
  23. cmr12390's Avatar
    Today, 09:20 PM
    The problem is 600+ contacts and probably a group message involving at least 50-60 so talking to them directly isn't much of an option
    05-13-2013 10:41 PM
  24. spectre51's Avatar
    Just as Laura said above you have to disable iMessage. Its probably still enable for your account for your iPhone (phone number) even though you don't have it anymore.

    Do you have a friend with an iPhone who will let you set it up as your phone with your account so you can login then turn iMessage off? Basically any device that had your account with iMessage enabled needs to have it disabled. By setting up an iPhone with your account and phone number then disabling message that should clear it.
    05-13-2013 10:45 PM
  25. cmr12390's Avatar
    I just unregistered my iPhone with my apple ID through that link, but still no group texts, I just had 2 people using iPhones group texted me with no success
    05-13-2013 10:47 PM
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