Group SMS text messages... go to emails


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  1. fnkychicken

    fnkychicken New Member This Topic's Starter

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    When I send a group text message on my Desire some of the recipients are getting sent the message via email.

    Why is this & how can i stop it? :confused:
     

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  2. dashing_18

    dashing_18 Member

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    Check every recepients contact details within your group. They might have their email address as the primary contact instead of their phone number.

    Dashing!
     
  3. cheeseontoast

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    has this been solved? it does the same on mine.
     
  4. cheeseontoast

    cheeseontoast Member

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    Been told by mobile company that the max is 10 addresses in a group!!! How crap!
     
  5. DrAndlab

    DrAndlab New Member

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    Ok. Had this problem myself.
     
  6. DrAndlab

    DrAndlab New Member

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    Ok. Had this problem myself. Here's how to fix it.

    Start with 'People' and then move the bottom slider right to 'Groups'. Now select your group, and again, move the bottom slider right to 'Group action'. Select 'Send group message'. Now input your text and all will send as a text message. Still a max of ten though :( If you tap the top bar with the names in, before you compose your message, the names of each individual will display in the next field. Tap on a name and you will see the mobile number for that person below the name. If you send a group message via 'messages' this will often display an e-mail address, hence the mms or picture message charge when you send the message.

    Ok, so what if you want to forward a received message, like a joke that you want to share with your friends? Tap 'Messages' and select the contact thread with the message you wish to forward. Press and hold your finger on the message. Now tap 'Forward' and the message will be displayed above the keyboard. Press and hold your finger on the message and a box comes up with 'Copy all'. Select this and then press back to the home screen. Starting with 'People' again, go through the process above for a group message until you are ready to compose your message. Hold your finger on the 'Tap to Compose' box above the keyboard and select 'Paste'. Your message is now primed for sending to your group and to mobile numbers only.

    Hope this helps and although it's a pain, at least it's better than adding recipients individually.

    Let me know how you get on,

    Dave.
     
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  7. Bully74uk

    Bully74uk Well-Known Member

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    Ive just set up a group in this way with 11 contacts in (the parents of my youth football team) and sent a group SMS with no problems.

    In my messages its showing that all 11 sent with no problems.

    Running a Desire on Vodafone, Firmware version - 2.1-update1
     
  8. JRamage

    JRamage New Member

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    I'm using a Sprint HTC Hero running 2.1 and I'm curious if this work-around is reliable? It makes me a little nervous because when I try hitting "Send a group message," I get an error message stating, "Sorry, message addresses are missing for this group." Everybody in the group has a cell phone number, so I don't know what the error is about. After trying a few more times, it finally gives up and creates a message, which I hope is only a text message and won't turn into an e-mail or that text-to-landline "feature" without my knowledge.

    Jason
     

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