NOTE – the iPhone solution will cost $10. Make sure you unsubscribe after you send the mass text. If you can’t afford this, feel free to copy and paste the text template below and send it the normal way, one by one 🙂
Download the app on your phone or ipad (won’t work on computer) – https://apps.apple.com/au/app/groups-group-text/id1171955831
Open the app. Press on ‘grant access’, then allow access.
To add a new group, click the ‘+’ icon in the top right-hand corner. Give the group a name and press ‘add contacts’
If this pop-up turns up, MAKE SURE YOU TURN OFF IMESSAGE BEFORE YOU SEND THE MASS TEXT.
Your entire phonebook will show up. Select at least one contact and you’ll see ‘select all’ pop up in the bottom right-hand corner. Press on that if you want to add EVERYONE. If you only want to select certain people, you can do that too.
A pop-up will prompt you to purchase a subscription. Choose the ONE MONTH option.
If your IN-APP PURCHASES are disabled, you’ll need to enable them. WATCH THIS VIDEO
Make sure you cancel this after you use it so you don’t keep getting charged for it. VIDEO ON HOW TO CANCEL SUBSCRIPTIONS HERE
Click on the group that you’ve added all your contacts to.
Then click this icon. It might take a minute or so to populate the text.
There you go. Text away.
This is the message I sent.
Hello. It’s Monica Smit here. This is a mass message. Please forgive me if this doesn’t apply to you, or if you disagree with it.
We may not have spoken for many years, but the Australian federal election is around the corner and I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out because this election is SO IMPORTANT. The major parties (Labor, Liberals, Nationals, Greens) have ruined our beautiful country, especially over the last two years.
We have a chance to VOTE THEM OUT and give minor parties and independents a chance to do a better job.
If you’re interested in finding out how to MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT, there are how-to-vote cards for every single electorate in Australia. Just search for your electorate, and you can use that – https://www.reignitedemocracyaustralia.com.au/htv/
If you agree we should vote the major parties out, copy and paste this to your friends who might be interested in doing the same. You can use the same software I just used to create this message by following these instructions – https://www.reignitedemocracyaustralia.com.au/mass-text/
Thanks for taking the time to read this 🙂