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In ios5 will we be able to create groups within our contact and send sms, mms, text messages to the entire group all at once?
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I hope so. You can create groups now with an App called "Grouper". I'd like to see the ability to text a group all at once as well.


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What I meant was ... in ios 5, without using an App, can you create a Group within your Contacts, and then using the standard Messaging App, send out one text to an entire group?
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Are you talking about iMessage?
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It seems to have that functionality - but that requires another iOS device to work. It is akin to BB Messenger from Blackberry.

Unfortunately there is no standard for group sms across devices or carriers - so you could send a group message but the reply will only go to you (in general) iOS does do group reply - but there is no group contact as you noticed.

I know you want it built in but there is another app called beluga - it was bought by facebook
Beluga: Free, Private Group Mobile Messaging
but it still works. You can setup groups there and send group texts. The good thing is when everyone replies - it replies all - plus you can control replies if you want. Doesn't do mms though.
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What I meant was ... in ios 5, without using an App, can you create a Group within your Contacts, and then using the standard Messaging App, send out one text to an entire group?
Did you even read my reply? I knew what you meant, I was simply giving an option to do groups now.


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Sorry baggss. It's just frustrating to have such a GREAT phone without the feature of being able to open the standard messaging app or mail app click the + sign, and click on a group, and send one message out to everyone at one time without adding individual contacts everytime. What if I want it to go out to 200 people?
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What if I want it to go out to 200 people?
That's called spamming. Are you aware that not everyone gets free unlimited incoming messages?

Personally, I **HATE** getting "mass" incoming texts, even if its something I'm actually interested in (which thus far has never happened).
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