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picunurse
08-13-2014, 04:56 PM
We just got 2 iPhone 4Ss. I've never had a cell before, so I'm learning as I go along.
Hubby has had this same kind of phone. He now has a new number. How can he do a group text to tell everyone in his contacts his new number?

He called the carrier, but they weren't much help. Ironicly, they are the only call that was unintelligible.

Any ideas?

silenus
08-13-2014, 04:59 PM
The Apple store has a free ap called Group Text that will do that.

CurtC
08-13-2014, 06:25 PM
Are you sure you want to do that? If he sends a group text, and anyone on the list does a simple reply, that reply will also go to the whole group. Then you'll get ten people telling that one person not to reply to everyone, but replying to everyone, then people replying to them, and soon the SMS infrastructure will melt down.

CurtC
08-13-2014, 06:30 PM
By the way, I have an iPhone question too. I have an iPhone 5 (not 5S). The apps that use the GPS functionality (Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze) work perfectly, until I need to plug in the charging cable. When I do that, my GPS accuracy goes to shit (typical blue circle is about two or three blocks wide), and it has no idea what speed I'm going.

If I'm on the road and want to leave it plugged in to charge, I have to unplug it temporarily to be able to count on the nav apps. It does this whether it's plugged into the AC adapter, my car's USB port, or a computer.

Has anyone else seen this behavior or have any idea how to fix it? I already have the latest iOS and app versions.

Kiwi Fruit
08-13-2014, 06:45 PM
Are you sure you want to do that? If he sends a group text, and anyone on the list does a simple reply, that reply will also go to the whole group. Then you'll get ten people telling that one person not to reply to everyone, but replying to everyone, then people replying to them, and soon the SMS infrastructure will melt down.

Ha ha! SMS doesn't work that way. In fact, the recipients don't even know who else got the text. Not sure about iMessage, but if you just got the phones, the contact list won't have whether the contact has a mobile or iPhone which is how it knows whether to do a SMS text or iMessage. For more info check Apple's support site (https://www.apple.com/ios/messages/).

Eyebrows 0f Doom
08-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Ha ha! SMS doesn't work that way.

Uh, yes it does. I have an iPhone and have had that exact thing happen. One person sends a group text (to people with and without iPhones), sometime later on one person replies and we all get it, and then someone replies to that one person and suddenly the whole group is in on what those two thought was a private chat.