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    Hello,

    is it possible to set up groups from your phone book and send sms / text messages in bulk to specific groups?
    or is there any 3rd party software that i could add on?
    thank you

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    Re: Group SMS

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    The only way I've seen it possible is to setup a "draft" and add all the numbers in beforehand, then send the message when you need to. I does get rather tedious to send to multiple addresses. It is possible to do it from a computer using teleflip. Tendigitnumber@teleflip.com
    But the blackberry won't let you send to multiple addresses in one quick swoop.
    I have not seen 3rd party software to do it.

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    Re: Group SMS

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    Actually, with OS 4.1, it is now possible to send to more than one SMS recipient.

    When in the compose SMS screen, click the wheel, and scroll to "add recipient". There is a maximum number of recipients, but I can't remember how many (and I didn't count either; it just hits the limit and then "add recipient" is no longer available in the menu).

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    Re: Group SMS

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    You may also want to check with your carrier.

    I know that Rogers has a device-independent group SMS service which is available for free (but you still pay for texts), which allows for group distribution lists and the ability to send to one shortcode instead of multiple sends to many individuals.

    It could be worth checking out.

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    Re: Group SMS

    http://www.shoprogers.com/store/wire.../group_txt.asp

    That is the link to the Rogers Group TXT service.

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    Re: Group SMS

    I am on Tmobile US.
    also i just thought about something: i have a mac so i use adress book to sync with my BB.
    If i set up a group in address book , send it to my BB and then select SEND to GROUP; Would that work?

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    Re: Group SMS

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    The BB address book doesn't support groups. And adding contacts manually is tedious.

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    Re: Group SMS

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    A group in Mac Address Book will sync, but will appear as a category on your BB. It's more for filtering contacts. Works the same way on both the BB and the Mac.

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