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Group Text Limit of 10 Recipients – Good News Is Here

Hi everyone, Chris here. I have some super great news. AT&T is increasing the number of people you can group text and it is slowly being rolled out and tested on specific devices. My buddy David T wrote an Advance Messaging article that goes over group messaging and the new features to come. It has been a long time coming!_GroupMessageLimit_.png

 

Why Are There Limits?

 AT&T has implemented a limit to the number of group message participants as a way to protect our customers from spam and/or malicious software. AT&T is vigilant about protecting you, our customers, from unsolicited text message spam.  We are evaluating options for supporting larger group limits in the future.

 

Is AT&T Going To Update The Limit?

I can tell you that we are evaluating options for supporting larger group limits in the future. As this time, I do not have any information if or when a change will take place. Last checked 11/20/2018.

 

If spam messages have affected you, you can report them by:

  • Forwarding a copy of the SMS and MMS spam to short code 7726 (SPAM).
  • You are not charged for forwarding the spam message to 7726.

 

ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist

AT&T Customer Care

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you cannot make it your default apps on an iphone

 

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The solution is to switch to another carrier. I did. I switched to TMo. Price is lower by about 20.00 a month ... no limit at all. I text to 30 people at a time. Why do we even need to put up with this. ATT don't even care what  you think

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See my login ? it is "iamleaving" ...and i did 3 weeks ago. Went to tmo. No problem with text. Unlimited data while ATT limit me to 10G for the plan. AND i save 20.00 a month. How about that ... why put up with this

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This is absolutely reason to switch servers. My inability to send texts to our group of 12 complicates communications for the entire group, including those who use other carriers and have no problems with group up texting. When my contract is up I will switch to Verizon.

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It would be great if the "Disband" the limit.  I would love to have a text conversation with all my family members without any of them feeling left out.  I find it odd that At&t has this limit when they text you subscrition renewal notices every month with a new text number.  That is more anoying!  

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This weekend my family celebrated my grandmother's 100th birthday. Someone sent a group text with 16 people included. I want to respond but cannot; this is very frustrating since I am the only member with AT&T. There should not be a limit on the number of people I can text.

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Re: Group Text Limit – Information from AT&T

Hello my fellow community peeps!

 

I have been counting the days for this to happen and to be able to tell you the news! The group text limit of 10 will be a thing of the past. Advance Messaging is slowly being launched to compatible devices with an array of cool features! Air horn! 

 

ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist 

AT&T Customer Care

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It still requires both sender and receiver to be with AT&T. This is a
little better but not a great solution.
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I am the leader of a Bible study group of 12 women. They communicate family concerns and prayer requests throughout the week by text. I am the only member of the group who cannot offer my words of support because I use ATT.
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Do like i did ... i left. ATT is not cheaper or have any inherent advantage

Duc

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Chris,

Am I reading this correctly? The 10+ limit is lifted, only when everyone is ATT? Where I live, Verizon rules, this is not a solution by any stretch of the imagination. Would love to know the real reason this multi-billion dollar corporation won't do a "real" fix?

eriepaer

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That’s what I read too. It only removes the limit for AT&T users. I have many family and friends on Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. It seems I need to be with one of those companies too.

The limit of only 10 people on a group text is a joke. Wake up AT&T and stop selling us a “solution” of “Advanced Messaging” that is really just marketing mumbo-jumbo and doesn’t solve the problem.
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At&t please catch up with almost every other provider.  The most important people in my life are on a different carrier. Stop setting limits on your customers. 

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Big Corporate  Exec(s) do not listen until the bottom line is affected. I plan to leave as well. Are there any suggestions?

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I left 1 month ago. I am now with T-mobile. All seems OK and i actually save 20.00 per month on top of everything. I now get 4 lines with 50G of high speed data for 138.00 ... They include tax in the price so you get a nice even number

The BONUS is when you call Tmo help desk a real person pickup the phone right away, not a complicated menu. ATT is out of touch and dont care about the customer until they start losing subscriber. 

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