Nick over at Gizmodo drew my attention to a lengthy discussion at Whirlpool of the problem: any time you try and send a group SMS, it gets converted to a group MMS instead. It might not make much difference to you depending on your plan and usage, but if you get a bunch of free SMS as part of a cap plan, then sending MMS as an alternative doesn’t look appealing. The main fixing options (until the carriers come up with a promised fix) is switching off MMS altogether, but there’s also a workaround for Optus customers detailed at Whirlpool.
Fixing The iPhone Group SMS Bug
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