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Re: Group texts
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2018, 05:33:28 PM »
Are there any alternatives to GroupMe, multiple people on different groups, phones, service, have been having issues with receiving texts.. any ideas would be appreciated.
They're having technical issues recently, supposedly they are working on fixing it.

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We know that some people have been experiencing a really annoying bug which has resulted in text messages that has been incomplete or totally not receiving it for an SMS GroupMe account user. Please, don't worry our team have been working through the night to get this problem fixed and we're hoping to get everything back to normal very soon. 
 
Massive apologies from GroupMe for this issue. We'll keep you updated as we work on this.
 
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Meanwhile if you install the smartphone app (or the Windows 10 app for that matter), you'll be able to receive all the messages. (My advice, not theirs)
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Re: Group texts
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2018, 06:54:55 PM »
I use Remind for work, and it works excellent. It's designed for school settings, but you use the same logic for any setting. What I like about it is that there are options to have only the creator ('teacher' in their language) to send, but then there are ways to keep conversations going two ways between creator/teacher and individuals, and entire group to each other. The latter has to actually be enabled and set up by the creator/teacher, so if you don't want it, just don't set it up. I didn't.

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Re: Group texts
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2018, 08:15:56 PM »
I use Remind for work, and it works excellent. It's designed for school settings, but you use the same logic for any setting. What I like about it is that there are options to have only the creator ('teacher' in their language) to send, but then there are ways to keep conversations going two ways between creator/teacher and individuals, and entire group to each other. The latter has to actually be enabled and set up by the creator/teacher, so if you don't want it, just don't set it up. I didn't.
Is there a setting to combine all participants not just 9 in a conversation?
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Re: Group texts
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2018, 08:28:06 PM »
Is there a setting to combine all participants not just 9 in a conversation?
Not sure what you mean by '9', but yes. The way it works is that say you're the 'teacher'. When you send out a message to everyone (called an announcement) everyone gets it. If someone replies, you receive that reply from a different phone number that turns into a distinct phone number for conversations between you and that individual. No one else can see it. If you want to have all in a conversation a distinct number is created for full-group conversation. So basically, if you are a teacher with, say, 13 'students' there can be 15 phone number associated with this account. 1 one-way number, from you to the group (only). 13 two-way numbers, between you and each individual separately. 1 two-way number for entire group conversations.

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Re: Group texts
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2018, 09:48:56 PM »
They're having technical issues recently, supposedly they are working on fixing it.
Meanwhile if you install the smartphone app (or the Windows 10 app for that matter), you'll be able to receive all the messages. (My advice, not theirs)
Theres a reason they're using GroupMe over WhatsApp...

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Re: Group texts
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2018, 10:01:36 PM »
Theres a reason they're using GroupMe over WhatsApp...
Yeah I know...
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Re: Group texts
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2018, 11:38:14 AM »
Not sure what you mean by '9', but yes. The way it works is that say you're the 'teacher'. When you send out a message to everyone (called an announcement) everyone gets it. If someone replies, you receive that reply from a different phone number that turns into a distinct phone number for conversations between you and that individual. No one else can see it. If you want to have all in a conversation a distinct number is created for full-group conversation. So basically, if you are a teacher with, say, 13 'students' there can be 15 phone number associated with this account. 1 one-way number, from you to the group (only). 13 two-way numbers, between you and each individual separately. 1 two-way number for entire group conversations.
I played around with all settings and was able to include only 9 others( aside from me) in a group conversation where evreyone can see others replies.
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Re: Group texts
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2018, 04:30:47 PM »
I played around with all settings and was able to include only 9 others( aside from me) in a group conversation where evreyone can see others replies.
I really only use it for one-way, from me to the group for notifications, so I don't know the details of how groups for two-way works.