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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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Thanks for your reply!
 
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.

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Re: Group texts
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2018, 09:33:04 PM »
is there a way to schedule a daily reminder text at the same time using remind or a similar platform?
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Re: Group texts
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2018, 11:41:43 PM »
is there a way to schedule a daily reminder text at the same time using remind or a similar platform?
IFTTT can likely do that for you (https://ifttt.com/)
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Re: Group texts
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2018, 08:02:54 AM »
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Re: Group texts
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2018, 09:21:59 PM »
IFTTT can likely do that for you (https://ifttt.com/)
@lubaby do u have a specific applet in mind . i didnt see any applets that have the option for group text
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Re: Group texts
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2018, 09:28:51 PM »
@lubaby do u have a specific applet in mind . i didnt see any applets that have the option for group text
GroupMe.

If = Date & Time,
Then = GroupMe (post message to group).

Contacts do not need to create GroupMe accounts (or even have the app), they just receive your GroupMe message via regular SMS.

Download the app and make a test group to try it out. Very simple straight-forward process.
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Re: Group texts
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2018, 09:43:07 PM »
GroupMe.

If = Date & Time,
Then = GroupMe (post message to group).

Contacts do not need to create GroupMe accounts (or even have the app), they just receive your GroupMe message via regular SMS.

Download the app and make a test group to try it out. Very simple straight-forward process.
option there for daily?

eta looks like i finally figured it out thanx a million!
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Re: Group texts
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2018, 09:45:48 PM »
option there for daily?
Yes, you can do daily as "Every day at", or just pick specific days as "Every day of the week at" (if you don't want it to run on weekends).

Time can be selected in 15 minute buckets (so :00, :15 etc.).
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