1. Mushraeddur's Avatar
    I'm completely stumped as to why I cannot text 11 people on my note 5. I had no issues on my iPhone 5! Why on earth is there a 10 limit person cap on group texting with the note 5? I've looked for any apps that might allow me to text more but with no success. Any suggestions are welcome!
    08-25-2015 09:17 PM
  2. oshogg's Avatar
    Are you on T-mobile by any chance? If so, it is a T-mobile limitation. Try using alternative SMS app like hello and see if it does any better. That worked for me.

    Osho

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    08-25-2015 11:51 PM
  3. Mushraeddur's Avatar
    I'm on att. I downloaded hello but it won't send to 11 people still. The settings make it sound like all my friends would have to have the app. I don'the know that I could convince them to use the app. They'really all on iphones.
    08-26-2015 10:53 AM
  4. nestafaria's Avatar
    Android sucks at group messaging. It's been like this forever. Even if there were 7 people, you'd miss group texts and pics. It's unreal that people think the answer is some third party app. Simple functionality like this should be baked in.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    08-26-2015 11:04 AM
  5. ladyc0524's Avatar
    Android sucks at group messaging. It's been like this forever. Even if there were 7 people, you'd miss group texts and pics. It's unreal that people think the answer is some third party app. Simple functionality like this should be baked in.
    Couldn't agree more. I'm going to ask my co-worker what she uses. She says group messaging works fine for her when sending messages to folks on iOS

    Sent from my Note 5
    08-26-2015 11:06 AM
  6. Mushraeddur's Avatar
    It is pretty sad. Everyone is telling me take my phone back and get an iphone. I'd rather find a solution. I like the Note5 and Android with the exception of android'so poor handling of group texting! Texting has become the dominant form of communicating on cell phones...good texting features (solid group texting included) should absolutely be baked in to the OS!

    If anyone has a solution besides going back to iphone, please enlighten me!
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    08-26-2015 07:38 PM
  7. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    Textra 99% cured that problem for me. Granted I haven't upgraded to the note 5 quite yet, but I can't imagine textra not working on it the same way it does on my note 4. I've been apart of 20+ people group texts with iPhone users in the group and the only time there was a problem was when another android user might have been using a bad texting app. I'm one of the many that swears by textra. But it would be nice for android across the board to fix its texting issues.
    08-26-2015 07:54 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Android sucks at group messaging. It's been like this forever. Even if there were 7 people, you'd miss group texts and pics. It's unreal that people think the answer is some third party app. Simple functionality like this should be baked in.
    I use multiple group texts without issue. The biggest one I have is 5 people and I've never run into a missed text or picture. I am in T-Mobile.
    08-26-2015 08:06 PM
  9. nestafaria's Avatar
    It's the bigger chains including mms that don't seem to work for me. I get the "mms received. tap to download". And it never downloads. So that frustrates me plus the inability to send high quality videos without trimming it and compressing. I don't think sending someone a link to a server where they can download the original is a good answer.
    08-26-2015 08:11 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    It's the bigger chains including mms that don't seem to work for me. I get the "mms received. tap to download". And it never downloads. So that frustrates me plus the inability to send high quality videos without trimming it and compressing. I don't think sending someone a link to a server where they can download the original is a good answer.
    The video trimming is the carriers wanting that. MMS can't handle very big files. Apple got around it by basically having their own messaging service which bypasses the carrier and the MMS standard.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    08-26-2015 08:16 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    @OP - try Textra. It should be able to handle it.
    08-26-2015 08:16 PM
  12. nestafaria's Avatar
    Right. Just don't understand why Google doesn't do the same thing and release it for all platforms(not hangouts).
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    08-26-2015 08:18 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    Right. Just don't understand why Google doesn't do the same thing and release it for all platforms(not hangouts).
    They would have to have every phone. It's a possibility but not as easy when manufacturers and carriers can remove stuff. That's just the nature of the beast. Apple controls it all and doesn't allow 3rd party apps to take over the default message app so .. Less to worry about.

    Apple only does Apple.. Plenty do Google.
    nestafaria likes this.
    08-26-2015 08:20 PM
  14. ctk4949's Avatar
    I use the GroupMe app, if I need to text more than 5+. Its just easier to read. Than a bunch of text from a bunch of ppl.

    For the ppl who are not getting or missing messages. I found its the ppl who use crapple message, that don't receive stuff from Android Messaging.
    08-26-2015 09:50 PM
  15. Mushraeddur's Avatar
    I tried textra just now. I put the 11 people on the recipient list and sent a test text. It said "failed" 😠😭 why? Oh why?!? 😭
    08-26-2015 10:00 PM
  16. Mushraeddur's Avatar
    Doesn't everyone in the group have to have the app? The iPhone users (all of my group but me) won'the use a 3rd party app to group text.
    08-26-2015 10:02 PM
  17. TJohnsonmp01's Avatar
    Try YAATA it's very similar to Textra. I started having trouble with textra and found YAATA to be a great replacement

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    08-26-2015 10:24 PM
  18. Mushraeddur's Avatar
    It looks like it sent the text but as individual texts. I'm thinking if they reply the whole group won'the see their reply to me.
    08-26-2015 10:40 PM
  19. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    It looks like it sent the text but as individual texts. I'm thinking if they reply the whole group won'the see their reply to me.
    You want to make sure that "send group text as mms" is checked in the settings. Textra shouldn't run into this kind of problem unless this setting is unchecked.
    08-26-2015 10:56 PM
  20. Mushraeddur's Avatar
    Ok, so I sent as group mom's bUT it failed. Why is this so ridiculously to do? It'seems just a group text to 11 people!?! This makes no sense to me.
    08-27-2015 06:27 AM
  21. barry99705's Avatar
    Group texts are evil.
    08-27-2015 09:07 PM
  22. bnjmnalan's Avatar
    I have the same problem on my Note 3. I have been sending large group text messages (15 - 30 recipients) weekly for months (using Textra) until 3 weeks ago. Suddenly they started failing, would not send. It took me 2 weeks to figure out that 10 recipients was my new max. I didn't change anything(carrier, phone, app), group texts of 11 or more just fail now. I've tried 4 different apps, used Wanam Xposed on my rooted phone to remove the 10 person limit, and nothing works. It's all pointing to a carrier limitation (Straight Talk on ATT). But I don't know what our if they changed something.

    This is ridiculous, basic function that I suddenly don't have.
    09-24-2015 03:19 PM
  23. bnjmnalan's Avatar
    Things aren't good or evil. What you do with things can be good or evil.
    09-24-2015 03:21 PM
  24. PojoS's Avatar
    I know this is an old thread and therefore probably irrelevant, but I would love to know how things turned out. As a note, I've used GroupMe for years and it's a great app (IMO), in that it goes to those that have it and those that don't. It crosses the whole Android iOS issues with group messaging. My unsolicited 2 bits.
    01-27-2016 11:11 PM

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