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Old 04-18-2006, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 8700c with Cingular, and I was wondering how I could send 50 textmessages at once. I am the INcident Commander for our CERT team, and I have to send a text message to all my people if an Emergency happens, on where to meet and such. Can someone help me? Thank you.
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Not that I know of....you can make groups in your address book and send emails to a group....you could use their carrier email address to text them...

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I do this all the time, if I'm understanding you correctly.

I create the SMS, and then add recipients. I don't know that I've ever tried to add 50, so I'm not sure if there's a limit. But, I've sent 20+, and had no trouble.

I don't know how to create a group, if there is a way. I have to do manual addys every time. But, it IS possible to send the same text to multiple people. I couldn't do that on my 7290, so I think it's new to the 8700.
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WozniakMac,

You can try SMS Broadcast from Dizilife at dizilife dot com - it is a bit clunky, but it works. I use it to send weekly ride info to my mountain biking group.

I have no affiliation to Dizilife , but perhaps if more people support & donate, they can improve their product.

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I do this all the time, if I'm understanding you correctly.

I create the SMS, and then add recipients. I don't know that I've ever tried to add 50, so I'm not sure if there's a limit. But, I've sent 20+, and had no trouble.

I don't know how to create a group, if there is a way. I have to do manual addys every time. But, it IS possible to send the same text to multiple people. I couldn't do that on my 7290, so I think it's new to the 8700.
that wierd, i cant have more than 10 people on a SMS on my 8703. But the idea of adding names to a group does work
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Yeah...I'm not sure if I was actually sending it to that many people, or simply estimating at the time. You can only send to 10 people at a time. I could've been heavily drinking back in April...
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I text to groups of up to 15 people, no problem. It's how I rally the troops when we're about to go out snow plowing. they're all sent to phone@carriermobile addresses.

Also, one issue that I've noticed in the last couple of months when doing this:
When a text message is sent from ANY rim device to ANY nextel device
(using the phone#@page.nextel.com address)
the text message comes across, but in front of it is a string of about 30 characters of nonsense. It's the exact same every time. It cuts into the capacity and people that don't frequent receive text messages may inadvertently delete the message before scrolling down enough to see that it's a legit message. I've spent MANY hours on the phone with nextel. It appears they weren't aware of it and I'm not sure they care.
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