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    Sorry my brain might still be asleep today, but how do I send an sms to all my contacts??????????

    Something so simple is driving me insane.

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    Re: sms to all contacts

    Do you have your contacts "Grouped"? That's the only way I can think of. Do you know how to "Add to Group"?
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    Re: sms to all contacts

    no i dont know... but can I add them all to a group at the same time?

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    Re: sms to all contacts

    Quote Originally Posted by dubai_bb View Post
    Sorry my brain might still be asleep today, but how do I send an sms to all my contacts??????????

    Something so simple is driving me insane.
    Unfortunately, the "group" option only works with emails, not SMS. On OS versions 4.0 and older, you have to send the SMS once; then after it is sent, you have to find the sent message in your "Messages" area, click the trackwheel and choose "Forward" and send them to the rest of your contacts one by one. On OS versions 4.1 and newer, when you compose your SMS there is a menu option to "Add Recipient" where you can add people. However, you still have to add each recipient one-by-one, and then when you finally send it the Berry will send each message one-by-one, and that takes all freaking day. You've hit on one of BBs weak spots, me thinks ---

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    Re: sms to all contacts

    It's simple, just add groups

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    Quote Originally Posted by only26dude View Post
    It's simple, just add groups
    I think Groups only works with emails --

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Stone View Post
    Unfortunately, the "group" option only works with emails, not SMS. On OS versions 4.0 and older, you have to send the SMS once; then after it is sent, you have to find the sent message in your "Messages" area, click the trackwheel and choose "Forward" and send them to the rest of your contacts one by one. On OS versions 4.1 and newer, when you compose your SMS there is a menu option to "Add Recipient" where you can add people. However, you still have to add each recipient one-by-one, and then when you finally send it the Berry will send each message one-by-one, and that takes all freaking day. You've hit on one of BBs weak spots, me thinks ---
    I just used a group yesterday to send an SMS message, it does work, at least on a VZW 8830 :-) which is good, 'cause the GPS and MMS doesn't... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Stone View Post
    I think Groups only works with emails --
    I got sms also...Pearl.
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    Re: sms to all contacts

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Stone View Post
    Unfortunately, the "group" option only works with emails, not SMS. On OS versions 4.0 and older, you have to send the SMS once; then after it is sent, you have to find the sent message in your "Messages" area, click the trackwheel and choose "Forward" and send them to the rest of your contacts one by one. On OS versions 4.1 and newer, when you compose your SMS there is a menu option to "Add Recipient" where you can add people. However, you still have to add each recipient one-by-one, and then when you finally send it the Berry will send each message one-by-one, and that takes all freaking day. You've hit on one of BBs weak spots, me thinks ---
    I just used a group yesterday to send an SMS message, it does work, at least on a VZW 8830 :-) which is good, 'cause the GPS and MMS doesn't... lol

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
    I have SMS groups!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermalou View Post
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    I have SMS groups!
    Good! I'm thinking that groups for SMS is something in newer Berrys then, my old units just sit there and laugh at you if you ask for groups in anything other than email. I stand corrected, and also probably stand in need of a newer Berry!

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    I hate those mass-SMS messages. I get several of those stupid jokes sent. just wanna smack the person that created the "send to all" option on phones
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    Re: sms to all contacts

    ya its to let people know that I have a new phone number. I hate those jokes spams as well.

    The groups things is still kind of silly because you have to add everyone into it dont know. Adding 500 people will take a while.

    I see how it is not a real big deal because its not like you want to send mass messages all the time. Its just that it seems like it should be so simple because every phone I have ever had could do it.

    It does sort of tie into one of my biggest dissapointments with the BB, which is that you cant delete more than one email at a time. Unless you delete every email in that day and prior. That is really stupid.

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    Re: sms to all contacts

    to delete multiple emails just highlight the first one you wish, then hold down the shift key and scroll to the last one... it will highlight all in between.
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    Re: sms to all contacts

    Quote Originally Posted by cliffr39 View Post
    to delete multiple emails just highlight the first one you wish, then hold down the shift key and scroll to the last one... it will highlight all in between.

    yes, but what about a few emails in between those that you dont want to delete.

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