First off - i know there have been lots of threads similar to this. I've looked through those and tried the suggestions, but to no avail. I'm still left with the same issue.
I've switched back and forth between my iPhone and Android phones for a couple of years or so and never had any issues with iMessage - until iOS 7.0.3.
Since 7.0.3 i have not been able to receive any iMessages/Texts from friends while in a group chat on my Android device. I can send them and my friends receive them, but i cannot receive from them. I get individual texts/iMessages fine, just not group and only when it's from an iPhone. I am able to receive group messages from Blackberry, Android and Windows devices.
The catch. I gave up on iPhone and officially jumped ship to the Moto X before 7.0.3 was released and i COULD get group texts before 7.0.3.
Here is what has been done. BEFORE switching to the Moto X, i deactivated iMessage on my iPhone AND on both of my iPad's. I made sure to also uncheck the phone number and my email addresses BEFORE deactiviating iMessage. Also did the same with Facetime (not sure if that matters or not).
I have unregistered the iPhone from my Apple profile/support account.
I have deleted all iPhone numbers from my iCloud contacts.
I have tried 4 different Android messaging applications.
I have the correct settings in Android.
I have called Apple and had them remove my phone number from iMessage.
I have made sure that my friends (one is actually my wife so i even did it myself on her phone) have it set to send SMS if iMessage is not available.
I have deleted my contact from my wife's phone, my wife's iPad and my wife's iCloud and then set it up again (as a mobile and not as an iPhone).
I've even called Verizon and Motorola both who believe, as do i, that this is an Apple issue since it only started when my friends installed 7.0.3.
I've ran out of ideas, and ran out of places to go since Apple's support only had the one suggestion which was for them to remove the phone number from iMessage.
I'm open to anything (except going back to iPhone since that would mean i need to splash out on a new phone again). However, i do have an iPhone 4 in my house that i could use if need to TEMPORARILY activate to do something else.