Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2010 3:23 PM (in response to xRYD3Rx)I can't seem to find the group messaging option?
This might be worthy of a visit to http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.htmliPhone 4 32GB iOS 4.1 Black, iOS 4, HP PC Linux Ubuntu 10.04 x64 8GB
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2010 3:29 PM (in response to jctrevill)This is not group messaging.
Also, if they are different numbers, they will not group.
You know two different John Smiths, why would you expect it to group people by name? It only groups by number.
You are talking about message threading. Group MMS is NOT the same as this.
http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=11768253#11768253MacBook Pro 13.3", Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2010 3:35 PM (in response to EBSkater)I agree - I don't think this is group messaging.
However, I still think it should work this way for what I was originally asking. I'd expect that it would group messages by contact, not by name. Any worthwhile piece of software doesn't store and sort by a text string anyhow - it has a unique field for identifying that information. I'd expect that any communication with that "contact" could be grouped together. Then I could have 10 John Smiths and all of their communications would still be seperate because they are seperate contacts, however, I could still receive text messages from each of their 10 cell phones in 1 continuous text string.
Make sense? Other phones have this capability - in addition to adding chat and email to those existing text messages. You can transfer your conversation with one person between multiple different mediums.
I'm mostly concerned with grouping text messages - but it extends beyond that.iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2010 3:46 PM (in response to jctrevill)It makes sense, but honestly, I have never needed this functionality.
I would suggest that you contact Apple with your feedback.
http://www.apple.com/feedback/MacBook Pro 13.3", Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2010 4:26 PM (in response to EBSkater)The question I have is why wouldn't you just text from one number, then you wouldn't need to have a messaging package on the other number at all instead of paying twice.DELL STUDIO XPS 1640, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2010 4:46 PM (in response to compwiz1202)Well, I do only text from one number - but others may not.
Current example of why one wouldn't is the new use of Google Voice. You can send texts from the number. However, this is a second number, assigned to a same contact... I've already received texts from others at their Google Voice number in addition to their text numbers (because you can do it from the web).iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2011 7:34 AM (in response to jctrevill)
I have the same issue as jtrevill. I get sitedown alerts from my company and they are sent to the email address form of my phone number so the come in as an SMS. However, the way AT&T handles this, is that is it creates a 10 digit number (one of 500 available) and sends it from that number. It cycles through the list of 500 then repeats.
If I have a server outtage i may have hundreds of texts that need to be deleted one at a time, even though i've grouped all these numbers into one contact.