6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 3, 2014 8:44 AM by ChrisJ4203
Hio123451 Level 1 Level 1

Whenever I try to send group texts, there is always a red exlamation mark next to the text bubble and under it it says that the message was unable to send. Please helppppp

Reply by ChrisJ4203 on Dec 19, 2013 4:06 PM Helpful
SMS/MMS and group messaging are carrier functions. Do you have a texting plan with your carrier? Do you have MMS as part of it? Do you have MMS activated in Settings>Messages?
Reply by Hio123451 on Dec 19, 2013 4:09 PM Helpful
Yes. Both SMS and MMS are on and so is Group Messaging. I'm pretty frustrated. I have no idea what the problem is.

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  • ChrisJ4203 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    SMS/MMS and group messaging are carrier functions. Do you have a texting plan with your carrier? Do you have MMS as part of it? Do you have MMS activated in Settings>Messages?

  • Hio123451 Level 1 Level 1

    Yes. Both SMS and MMS are on and so is Group Messaging. I'm pretty frustrated. I have no idea what the problem is.

  • xspetite Level 1 Level 1

    I'm having the same problem. It wasn't an issue until today. I realize that I can send group texts to iPhone users but it won't go through if I add a non-iPhone user. I can send non-iPhone users individual texts though. It's frustrating.

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    Are you referring to iMessage, or regular group text? Text messages, and group messages, and MMS are carrier responsibiliy. Once you start a group message, some carrier  treat those as MMS and you are required to have an MMS plan. Even a group iMessage is turned into an MMS. Check with your carrier if you are having issues with sending.

  • aldela Level 1 Level 1

    Why you insist in saying MMS ? MMS stands for "Multimedia Messaging Service" and has absolutely nothing to do with the issue.

     

    By the way, having the same issue that keeps creeping in, I turned it off so only SMS - Short Message Service is enabled.

     

    Of course, SMS also has nothing to do with group messaging either

     

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  • ChrisJ4203 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    Actually it does, dependent on the carrier. Many carriers treat group messages, even those without any media attached as MMS. That also explains why with many carriers the iPhone will not allow you to turn on Group Messaging unless you turn on MMS. The button/switch is missing in Settings>Messages unless you have MMS turned on. It doesn't matter anyway, but I'm glad you have a working pos.