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    how to group message with iphone users

    Hello, I just switched from an iphone to a GS3. I am involved in a few group texts with other people who all have iphones. I have been searching all over the internet for answers. I have tried Handcent and SMSGO. With Handcent, I have made it my primary messaging app, turned on group text, and downloaded and installed the grouptext from the app. With SMSgo I turned on group, and then checked the box to thread all to one message.

    Neither are working. When someone from the group texts me, it comes in as a different text and says "message size: 1KB Expires: then a date." It has a download button. When I click download sometimes it just circles at 0% and doesnt do anything else. Sometimes it just says unable to download.

    I am new to android so please any help would be appreciated. This would be a big blow to me keeping this GS3 if I cant get it figured out.

    Thank you
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    i have the same issue exactly my whole fam are iphone users. we group message every day, and im left out in the cold surely there is a way that does not involve going thru an app! if not the second im up for upgrade im back to iPhone
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    No one? Very frustrating so far.
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    Re: how to group message with iphone users

    I have a Bionic and I've been involved in a couple of group chats. I use GO SMS, what you might wanna do is remove handcent, set GO as your primary, and when you get that message just let it be and let it load. That happens to me but it automatically loads for me no problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by jls141 View Post
    Hello, I just switched from an iphone to a GS3. I am involved in a few group texts with other people who all have iphones. I have been searching all over the internet for answers. I have tried Handcent and SMSGO. With Handcent, I have made it my primary messaging app, turned on group text, and downloaded and installed the grouptext from the app. With SMSgo I turned on group, and then checked the box to thread all to one message.

    Neither are working. When someone from the group texts me, it comes in as a different text and says "message size: 1KB Expires: then a date." It has a download button. When I click download sometimes it just circles at 0% and doesnt do anything else. Sometimes it just says unable to download.

    I am new to android so please any help would be appreciated. This would be a big blow to me keeping this GS3 if I cant get it figured out.

    Thank you
    I am having same issues with my new Samsung GS3. Not perfect yet but getting better. Try this: open Go SMS and then got to the Settings menu, then select Advanced at top, then Application Settings. Make sure Message Grouping is checked. Now go back one to Adv menu and scrolldown to and select the red MMS Settings menu, select Maximum MMS size, and select the largest size your network will handle. I selected 5M since I am 4G and unlimited data. This should help a good bit, let me know. Also post any other solutions you may find. I cant believe Samsung lets this go on. TONS of people have complained about the group texting issue with this phone!
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    Question wish i knew what "go sms was"

    Quote Originally Posted by watkinsw View Post
    I am having same issues with my new Samsung GS3. Not perfect yet but getting better. Try this: open Go SMS and then got to the Settings menu, then select Advanced at top, then Application Settings. Make sure Message Grouping is checked. Now go back one to Adv menu and scrolldown to and select the red MMS Settings menu, select Maximum MMS size, and select the largest size your network will handle. I selected 5M since I am 4G and unlimited data. This should help a good bit, let me know. Also post any other solutions you may find. I cant believe Samsung lets this go on. TONS of people have complained about the group texting issue with this phone!
    If it's soppose to be on the phone somewhere, I'm not seein it go sms
    thanks for your reply! I sure appreciate it
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    back to iphone

    Thanks for the help guys. I was able to get it to eventually come through as MMS, but it was so laggy on the phone. When the group text was flowing and everyone was talking they would not come in order, and sometimes they wouldnt come at all. I would compare what I was seeing to everyone elses and I was was way off. It would also freeze my phone up trying to receive the data I guess because each text was a MMS. I had to go back to iphone. Now I have no problems. Android got a customer but lost it due to this feature.
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    Re: how to group message with iphone users

    Get textPlus, set up a free, private/invite-only community, and text via that. Supports pictures and voice recordings too.
    Just a thought..
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    I just use the Verizon Messages ap (had to download it from the verizon app store). It works great- looks a lot like iMessage on iPhone, and it's a free app. I was
    texting with two iPhone users all day Sunday and Monday. Worked fine.

    If you use the stock messaging app in the phone, you can switch it to group message, and it works, HOWEVER, it doesn't tell you who said what, like iMessage
    does...The Verizon app is much better.
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    I use GoSMS pro. The group text works, it's not as smooth as iMessage but it works.
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