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is there any way to send an email or text to everyone in a group of contacts without having to add each contact one at a time?
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Since you've written this in the "iOS and Apps" section, I have to assume that what you're really asking is "can I email or text a message to a group ON THE IPHONE, IPAD OR IPOD TOUCH"?

Assuming this is correct, the answer to the question is yes, BUT.

The "yes BUT" is that you can only email or text groups that have been pre-defined in your Contacts list/Address Book. Which you do on your computer.

So, for example I would fire up Address Book on my Mac, create a group called "Family," move the appropriate names there, then sync my iDevice. Now, if I want to send a text or email to everyone in that group, all I have to do is press the + button, add the group, and press send.
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yes i am talking about my iPhone 4. when i do what you suggest and click the plus sign i go to my groups and click on the one i want, it just takes me to the individual names in that group and i am forced to click on each name to add them.
what am i doing wrong?
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yes i am talking about my iPhone 4. when i do what you suggest and click the plus sign i go to my groups and click on the one i want, it just takes me to the individual names in that group and i am forced to click on each name to add them.
what am i doing wrong?
My iPad does the same thing.
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Oops! You're doing nothing wrong. That's what I get for relying on my wife to give me the answer instead of testing it myself. Turns out she's using a third-party app. DOH!

Without a third-party app, group texting works exactly as you describe. Here's the app my wife uses: Group SMS for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Cost is $1.
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