Phone Commands

Getting Started

Step 1: Save the 3jam Phone Number

Save the 3jam number to your phone's address book. Choose whichever number is cheapest for you:

US - 43526
UK - +447797806160

Step 2: Add Friends

Send a message to the 3jam phone number with "add" followed by your friend's first name, last name and phone number. Like this:

add John Doe 1-415-555-1234

Step 3: Start a 3jam!

Simply send 'text' followed by your friends' names to the 3jam number 43526 (i3jam)

text John Kyle Jane

Alternatively, to send the first text message along with the 3jam initiation, include a dot (.) after the 'text' command and then type your message!

text John Kyle Jane . Hey guys what up?

More Shortcode Commands

Text these commands from your mobile phone to 3jam: (Save this number)
start (Get the link to your personal 3jam WAP page sent to your phone. You can download the 3jam Starter app for your phone, add friends, start a conversation, etc here)
Command Text to 3jam ()
Get your WAP link sent to your phone start
Tip: The WAP link may be unavailable for certain carriers or may be un-clickable on your phone. If the link is unclickable, reply MORE to get instructions to start a 3jam conversation using text commands
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add (Add a friend to your 3jam address book)
Command Text to 3jam ()
Add a U.S. friend add john brown 14123423534
Add International friend add sarah cox +44123152346
Shortcut (add up to 5 friends at once) add john brown 14123423534 sarah cox +44123152346 alice 650-555-0123
Tip: For non-U.S. numbers, specify + and then the country code
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text (Start a group text conversation)
Command Text to 3jam ()
Send a group text to three friends text eric jane lisa
Send a group text to a group text volleyballers
Send a group text to a group, with first message text volleyballers . Game tonight?
See list of active 3jams text
Shortcut t
Tip: You can use:
  • first names
  • last names
  • first name last initial
  • last name first initial
  • first initial last initial
You can even use partial names as long as they are unique. e.g. to 3jam with Johnny and Cindy, send text jo cin

You can start a 3jam and include multiple groups and friends, with a maximum of 30 people. For example, text jo cin volleyballers pledgegroup1 . Party tonight!

When starting a conversation with more than 8 people, you will be asked to select Reply-All (everyone receives replies) or Broadcast (initiator's messages go to everyone but replies only go to initator). NOTE: For Broadcast, all of the initiator's messages to the 3jam conversation, including replies, are sent to all members in the conversation
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broadcast (Start a broadcast group text conversation. Initiator's messages go to everyone but replies only go to initator)
Command Text to 3jam ()
Send a broadcast group text to three friends broadcast eric jane lisa
Send a broadcast group text to a group broadcast volleyballers . Game at 7PM
Tip: You can use:
  • first names
  • last names
  • first name last initial
  • last name first initial
  • first initial last initial
You can even use partial names as long as they are unique. e.g. to 3jam with Johnny and Cindy, send broadcast jo cin
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friends (List all friends in your 3jam address book)
Command Text to 3jam ()
List all friends in your 3jam address book friends
Shortcut f
Tip: You can list specific names by specifying the first letter of their names. For example, to see all address book names beginning with 'b', text f b.
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remove (Remove a friend from your 3jam address book)
Command Text to 3jam ()
Remove a friend from your 3jam address book remove jessie
Shortcut r jessie
Tip: Removing a friend from your 3jam address book also removes you from his or her 3jam address book.
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signup (Register so you can use the 3jam service from your mobile phone. Note that you need not do this if you have already signed up on the 3jam website.)
Command Text to 3jam ()
Register for 3jam from your mobile phone signup susan patterson
Tip: This sets your first and last name on 3jam so your friends can find you. It also changes your first and last name if the first person who added you as a friend entered it incorrectly.
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help (List basic help commands for the main 3jam shortcode)
Command Text to 3jam ()
List basic help commands for the main 3jam shortcode help
Shortcut h
Help on the 'add' command h add
Tip: You can also specify a command you need help with. For example, help add for help on the add command.
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quit / stop (Select a 3jam conversation to leave)
Command Text to 3jam ()
Select a 3jam conversation to leave quit
Leave a conversation and send a message quit . See ya, guys!
Tip: By sending this command to the main 3jam shortcode, you will be shown a list of active 3jam conversations you are in. You can reply to select the conversations you want to leave. The conversation will remain active even if you leave.
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quit all / stop all (Unsubscribe from 3jam completely)
Command Text to 3jam ()
Unsubscribe from 3jam completely quit all
Tip: If you send this command, you will no longer be able to start 3jams and your friends will no longer be able to include you in 3jam group text messages.
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name (Change your name)
Command Text to 3jam ()
Change name name jon brown
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Conversation Commands



Reply to an active 3jam conversation message with these commands
add (The add command in active 3jam conversations can be used to add a new friend to your address book or include an existing friend into the active conversation)
Command Reply to a 3jam conversation message
Add an existing friend to this conversation add john
Add multiple friends to this conversation add john jane
Add friend to this conversation and send message add john . Welcome John!
Add a friend to your 3jam address book add john brown 14123423534
Tip: To add a friend with a non-U.S. number to your address book, specify + and then the country code
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block (Block the initiator of this 3jam conversation from starting a conversation with you again)
Command Reply to a 3jam conversation message
Block initiator of this 3jam conversation from starting a conversation with you again block
Tip: Blocking the initiator of this 3jam still enables your other friends to start 3jam conversations with you. This is useful for blocking people whom you don't like or who send you spam.
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drop (Drop a friend from currently active conversation. Send this to the conversation the person to be dropped is in.)
Command Reply to a 3jam conversation message
Drop a friend from a currently active conversation drop jeff
Drop a friend and send a message to group drop jeff . Later gator!
Tip: You can only drop users from a conversation if you added them to the conversation.
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end (End a currently active conversation)
Command Reply to a 3jam conversation message
End a currently active conversation end
End a conversation and send a message end . See ya, guys!
Tip: Send this command to the conversation you want to end. You must have started the conversation in order to end it.
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quit / stop (Leave a currently active conversation)
Command Reply to a 3jam conversation message
Leave this currently active conversation quit
Leave a conversation and send a message quit . See ya, guys!
Tip: Send this command to the conversation you want to leave. The conversation will remain active even if you leave.
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quit all / stop all (Unsubscribe from 3jam completely)
Command Reply to a 3jam conversation message
Unsubscribe from 3jam completely quit All
Tip: If you send this command, you will no longer be able to start 3jams and your friends will no longer be able to include you in 3jam group text messages.
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whisper (Start a new private 3jam with someone in this conversation)
Command Reply to a 3jam conversation message
Start a new private 3jam with someone in this conversation whisper tom . shhh! secret side convo!
Shortcut to tom . shhh! secret side convo!
Tip: The person you are starting a new private 3jam with must be in this conversation. If there are multiple users with the same first name, you must clarify the name by using the last name instead, or by including the initial of the last name, for example to TomP
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who (List the active users in this 3jam conversation)
Command Reply to a 3jam conversation message
List the active users in this 3jam conversation who
Tip: This is the list of friends who will receive your message when you reply to this 3jam conversation number.
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