Thanks for the tip but i was looking for an app that didn't need to be installed on everyone elses phone. Turns out the people i needed to group text with all have viber, so i'm using that for now. Kinda shocking that Sprint and Samsung can't come up with a solution for this. Anyway...thanks for your help
I just updated Hangouts, which was preloaded as Google Talk originally on my S3 and it works perfectly, particularly with the group text function. Now I just have to see how it works with texts containing over 150 characters.
hmmmmm. maybe try restarting your phone? The only issue I have is that the emojis sometimes lock up and or lag for a moment or two. But group texts have been working, but then again, I have only done group texts with iPhone users. The other thing I noticed that I was able to receive a single text of 150 plus characters from iPhone users. large texts from another S3 user came in multiple texts.
My group text has been working fine with both iPhone and Droid users, some even on Verizon. Up until recently I had a work phone S3 that was through Verizon. The only thing I would like to see Sprint do now that was in the Verizon native app is there were 2 tabs where while in a group conversation you could change to send a message to a single person without having to back out and start a separate conversation. Not a big deal, but it was pretty nice. Sorry to hear yours is not working.
Overall I have no big complaints with 4.3. Battery life is markedly improved for me. Only issue is that after the upgrade when I would leave home and the optimizer would switch from wifi to the Sprint network, I would get a big time battery drain. I switched off the connections optimizer and it seems to have cured the issue.
not to get off topic here, but how did you get a 4.3 update? my firmware is 4.1.2 and when I go to update, it states no firmware update is available? Do you have an S3? I wonder if they are rolling out to certain areas first.
it goes by serial number..the latest update started rolling out last month on the 22nd i believe..it takes a few weeks usually before it has hit everyone..randomly restart your phone (in areas that you have access to wifi) and then recheck to see if the update has been located.
This is absolutely horrible! Before the update group texting was fine. It needs to be fixed or let us out of our contracts. Along with this issue, I am also unable to receive pictures that are text to me this is extremely aggravating:. What is the issue and why can't it be fixed?