I need to sms a contact group I created.

mjesenovec

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I maintain a contacts group of over 30 phone numbers regarding car club meets. I thought i could simply go into gmail on my computer, create a new group, and then select the group in the To: field when trying to send an sms. I selected the group to appear in my contact view options, but the group does not show on my phone. is there a way to do this? I know i can create a new contact on my phone, and manually add each number, then save the contact, but there is already a "group" feature in google contacts...so how do i select a group as the recipient of a mass text?
 

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i find it hard to believe that with all the seamless google integration this phone has, that i can't do something simple like select a contact group. This makes me sad. i hope someone knows how to do this!
 

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does it create a separate proprietary group within the application? i mean, i guess the problem is, i wanted to use my groups in google contacts for syncing purposes, cross platform, etc. making a group in this Handcent app might be a quick fix, but it wont keep my google copy of the group synced or up to date.
 

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nevermind. looks like handcent sms actually recognizes and lets you sms your google contact groups. fantastic! just what i wanted.
 

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It does it by the category in which they are assigned. Here's a screenshot:

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Hope this isn't the wrong place for this...

When I open my Handcent and try to send to a group I made thru Gmail contacts on the PC, I get the same group listed multiple times.

The screen shot Cory Streater put up shows 5 groups listed (all of the defaults) Well... mine lists all of the defaults 3 times each. Very strange.

Also, a group has contacts that have home, mobile, and work numbers. I'm asked to choose a contact for each person. Ok, I selected the preferred number. How do I save this selection? The next time I choose the same group it again goes thru the whole process of asking me which number to use.

I HAVE gone thru the Handcent menu and checked "show only mobile". and I have resynced with Google contacts.
 

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prometheus: if you open the default contacts app, press menu, then display options, which accounts are set to display? Also, are you syncing with more than 1 account? I had to disable both of those things in order to get me contacts and groups to show up properly.
 

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Corey: Thanks, I didn't know there was a "display" option there. I checked. I DID have multiple accounts set to display (all gmail). However, there are no contacts in the other accounts. I changed the settings to NOT display any other account contact info and it STILL shows 3 sets of groups. I checked my "sync" settings and I do have multiple accounts. I made sure that only 1 is set to sync with contacts. The others are only set to sync gmail.

I think you're on to something. It's definitely trying to display muliple account group info. Once I tell it to only use 1 group - why does it STILL display 3?

I did reboot and I'm using handcent
 
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Helo

I maintain a contacts group of over 30 phone numbers regarding car club meets. I thought i could simply go into gmail on my computer, create a new group, and then select the group in the To: field when trying to send an sms. I selected the group to appear in my contact view options, but the group does not show on my phone. is there a way to do this? I know i can create a new contact on my phone, and manually add each number, then save the contact, but there is already a "group" feature in google contacts...so how do i select a group as the recipient of a mass text?

Yes i dont know about the things you want but i can suggest you the links regarding this.You will be very happy.You should send different sms over there then you will be able to do that.Go to the website.
 

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