3jam: Now Even Better SMS Group Conferencing On Your Treo
You may recall that about six months ago I wrote about a company called 3jam which is the first and only company in the world to offer “Group SMS Messaging”.
The 3jam is completely free and essentially allows you to send a single text message (SMS) to a group of people and for any one recipient to then be able to “Reply To All” by simply responding to the original text message that he/she received.
In the demo version of 3jam that I had originally reviewed users had to first register their mobile number then ‘program’ their first “Group Starter” SMS by either using an existing ‘3jam Nickname’ for the people they wanted to contact or alternatively manually enter the mobile number for each person.
Since both these options were just somewhat tedious and time consuming 3jam has now introduced a terrific small dedicated Treo application called 3jam Starter (available to download free exclusively in the Treonauts Software Store) that completely removes the need to program your initial “Group Starter” SMS and significantly improves the speed with which you can start a group SMS conference.
The ‘3jam Starter’ program allows you to: 1) quickly “Lookup in Contacts” or “Add Manually” a mobile phone; 2) write your starter text message and 3) send your text message directly from within the application – all without the need for special codes of any kind.
Within a couple of minutes of sending your starter message you will get an SMS confirmation (above left) and any recipient is also immediately able to reply back to you and all others in the group simultaneously (above right).
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to start a group SMS conversation on your Treo you won’t find a better solution than 3jam – I mean that literally.
You may also want to read 3Jam launches group SMS, nice [VentureBeat]
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