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April 5, 2011 3:08 PM   Subscribe

How to SMS within a group?

I want my family to be able to easily SMS the entire family...like an email group, but for SMS.

I can set this up on my Blackberry by making a group by hand, but that only works for me, obviously. I was thinking about some sort of group Twitter thing, but the solutions I've found online haven't worked the way I want.

Any advice?
posted by cgs to Technology (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
If within the USA, GroupMe.
posted by Marquis at 3:14 PM on April 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


A private Twitter account.
posted by COD at 3:22 PM on April 5, 2011


Seconding GroupMe! I'm biased, they're my BFFs. The product is awesome and free.
posted by AaRdVarK at 4:59 PM on April 5, 2011


Disco.com (the nost non-google looking google property)
posted by Mick at 6:25 PM on April 5, 2011


on the iPhone, if you get a group SMS, all of your replies go to the entire group. It ends up looking kind of like a chat room, actually.
posted by milestogo at 8:45 PM on April 5, 2011


What a great Idea! I want to set this up. How would one do this where the group are spread all over the world?

I'm curious how you were trying to do it with Twitter?
posted by mary8nne at 2:59 AM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


GroupMe works for this, but I will say this: My partner at work is fond of it, but when a discussion starts happening on it - it is the Most Annoying Thing Ever for anyone receiving a shitload of texts which they have no real interest in.

bzzz. bzzz. bzzz. ad infinitum.
posted by bashos_frog at 5:23 AM on April 6, 2011


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