Trying to figure out how to send out multiple text messages
I am responsible for sending last minute updates for a Boy Scout troop I volunteer at, and I'm trying to figure out an easy way to send a single message via text message to 30 different cell phones (I don't want to do emails via a distribution list as only 30% of the parents have email capable phones).
Is there "an app for that", or is there some other method I can use with the default message app on the IPhone to make my job easier?
We basically use it to advise parents as to updated arrival times from trips, or cancellations due to inclement weather, so I need something I can do from the IPhone on the fly, and not from a PC.
Thanks for any help you may provide.....
- 02-26-2010, 11:09 AM #2
At present you're creating a new SMS message, and adding the respective people to that SMS message, no?
Maybe an alternative would be to add\install an app that allows groups in contacts. Create a group and then when creating the SMS message, use said group...
- 02-26-2010, 11:16 AM #3
The troop I was with with uses a mix of a phone dialer service and email list.
This benefit is you record your message that can be longer than any text message and it can go to numbers that aren't cell phones such as a landline.
I guess I am looking then for an app that will let me create groups. Anyone know a good one?
I'm basically looking for a way to send blast text messages. I can't believe that there is no way to do this, as my son's high school has a way to do it via PC as they tell us when there are delayed openings or cancellations due to weather.
- 02-26-2010, 01:07 PM #6
- 02-26-2010, 01:53 PM #8
I found this online:
- Alltel = 10 Digit Mobile Number@message.alltel.com
- AT&T = 10 Digit Mobile Number@mms.att.net
- Boost Mobile = 10 Digit Mobile Number@myboostmobile.com
- Cingular (AT&T) = 10 Digit Mobile Number@mms.mycingular.com
- Einstein PCS = 10 Digit Mobile Number@einsteinmms.com
- Sprint = 10 Digit Mobile Number@messaging.sprintpcs.com
- T-Mobile = 10 Digit Mobile Number@tmomail.net
- US Cellular = 10 Digit Mobile Number@mms.uscc.net
- Verizon Wireless = 10 Digit Mobile Number@vzwpix.com
- Virgin Mobile = 10 Digit Mobile Number@vmobl.com
Hmmm. Kind of a backwards way to do it, but it might work.
I'd prefer a more elegant solution, but this might do as a fallback scenario. Have I hit on something that AT&T or Apple frowns upon for some reason? I thought something that would quickly drive up the number of text messages would be embraced as only the unlimited users get away from any extra charges.