iPhone Group SMS/MMS

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What is the status of group SMS/MMS support on iPhone with Koodo?   It's very annoying to be part of a group message and receiving it and replies as 1 on 1 messages.
The setting for group messages is not there and supposedly related to the carrier profile.   Fido has the same issue and has worked it out:


When I forward my messages to iPad and Mac, the grouping works fine because presumably it doesn't have a carrier profile on those devices to tell it, it's not supported.    While on the phone, it doesn't work.
Clearly it's supported if my iPad / Mac can detect and display the groups, and the iPhone can do it but the Carrier profile is saying it's not supported.

This is a Telus Profile (27.1):

And Telus has the setting to group messages:

My Phone is on Koodo 27.0.

This may not be a deal breaker yet, but it's annoying to not have my text messages working properly.
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If it is on your iPad and Mac, it is moving through Apple's iMessage platform. The issue seems to arise in the cross-over between MMS and iMessage.
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In the Fido case, it's the carrier profile explicitly telling the iPhone it does not support group messaging (so the setting isn't there - like it is on the Telus example above).  
The iPad and Mac don't have carrier profiles so they take the the SMS and recognize it's group and just do it (properly - presumably this is what Android phones do too but I don't know how carrier profiles work with Android).
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I updated to Koodo 28.3 this week, and group messaging has finally been enabled!