Not receiving group texts on Samsung s5

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I am not receiving any group texts, not even as an individual text from the sender. I am using Google Messenger, I have also tried it on the stock messaging app, same problem. I have a Samsung Galaxy S5. I used to have a Moto G and I got group messages no problem on the stock messaging app. I can send them and get individual replies. Any help appreciated. Thanks
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Posted 1 year ago

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I wonder if Hangouts would solve this issue, or WhatsApp?
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Doesn't both Hangouts and WhatsApp require all users to have the app? Not going to work if that's the case.
Also forgot to mention I don't have data. In the past I have received group texts but not images and that is fine.
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regarding requiring all users to have Hangouts/WhatsApp, that's a very good point that I forgot about.

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Is your data on? Group messaging is usually accomplished through MMS and requires a data connection to the Koodo network.
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No I don't have data. I have received group texts on my moto G without data. I can't receive pictures, which is fine. Why would a samsung require data and not moto g?
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Depends what app you were using to accomplish this. But you must have data to use mms and AFAIK group messaging uses mms. LLAP
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I believe I have solved it. In Google Messenger - Settings - Advanced - Group Messaging..change to "Send an SMS reply to all recipients and get individual replies (mass text)"