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Why was group messaging removed by Verizon?

KingShango
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Recently got my HTC 8X and love the phone but noticed that it wasn't able to send group text messages. A quick search seems to show that Verizon removed the feature. Why?

http://www.wpcentral.com/verizon-ditches-group-messaging-windows-phone

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Re: Why was group messaging removed by Verizon?

Wow, that sucks. Like the article said, it sounds like its a network issued so may they will come out with an update once they get it figured out. In the end, it looks like I will be getting Whatsapp or something similar to send out group messages. Nice part about doing it on the app is I can send text via data so if I am overseas, its free on wifi!

for the record, all I said was >Yes that word will get edited and it did again<but that gets blocked. good lord.\\

>Take time to read the

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Bulletlynn
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Looks like Verizon can't figure out how to make it work? Should have went to AT&T...

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KevinBrown
Member

My entire family has Trophys and had Ozones before that.  Long-time Verizon customers.

The trophy has group chat enabled and it works fine.  No idea why it's turned off for the new Windows Phone 8 phones.  Also cannot send MMS for some reason.  These two issues are likely to end my 5 year relationship with Verizon and send me to AT&T.

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smcroske
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Completely agree, removing a feature like group messaging is completely unacceptable.  I'll be switching back to my Trophy until Verizon figures out how to re-enable group messaging on the 8X. 

Verizon, is there any information you can give on why this feature was removed and when we can expect it back?

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commonsense101
Sr. Member

peer forum, you arent talking to verizon.

maybe it will be updated in a software update in the future.. if thats a major feature you need, take the phone back. I'm sure you're within yout 14 days since it sounds like this feature is so vital to your daily life

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comrip
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While I wish they hadn't removed this great feature, if you frequently message the same group of people, don't forget that you can message them all by adding them to a "Group" from the People Hub (or a "Room" if they also have WP8s). Might help alleviate the frustration until they (hopefully) add this feature back in.

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illuminati
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Another great phone ****  by Verizon. I've been with Verizon for 15+ years, this is not the first time they do this to great phones...

I hope they add it back, I was thinking about getting this phone off contract (wont give up my unlimited data plan, verizon you ****, AT&T users got to keep theirs) but, with this kind of thing, it makes me re-think it.

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greenwave85
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Am I the only one that enjoys the fact that Moderators are editing what users are posting on the threads that talk about the absence of Group Messaging but they refuse to comment on them. . . It is obnoxious that something the Windows Phone pretty much pioneered with the release of the WP7s two years ago is not on the WP8s only on Verizon.  I called a Customer Rep just to see if I could get anything out of him on the possibility of a messaging app coming out that would support it, I kid you not, he said, "I am sorry, can you explain to me what Group Messaging is?  I have never heard of it." When I took the bait and "explained" to him a feature that he obviously knows about he then continued to say "I don't think the Windows Phones support that feature, if they did it would be available on your phone."  At that point I hung up because I could no longer listen to the blatant lying that was trying to be veiled as ignorance.

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