My wife and I both have iPhone 4s with the latest iOS 5.0.1, and today it seems that iMessage is only working some times no matter if we are in 3G or WiFi. Is anyone els having these problems. I am wondering if it an apple server or IOS problem.
yes, been happening to me too. Will send the message as a text message even though previous messages have been the blue iMessage. Future messages will go back to the blue iMessage. can't figure out if it's a connection thing with the Apple servers or what but has been happening for the past couple weeks randomly.
Appears to be a sever issue. Something like what BBM gets at times. I guess its something we are going to have to learn to live with on iOS 5 if we want to have this sort of a feature..
Why live with it. It's a new "feature" that doesn't seem to work well at all. It's also a new feature that is COMPLETELY IN FAVOR OF ATT ( and other carriers now ). If you use iMessage, you're taking load off the ATT servers that you are paying to have access to. Why allow your carrier to NOT carry your traffic so they can save money by using a "feature" that works only intermittently? Why?
You're just lining the pockets of your carrier even more than normal by using iMessage and by using WiFi hot spots instead of 3G/4G data.
Turn the stupid, non-working iMessage "feature" off and while you're in there, disable WiFi so that you actually use the data you pay for!!!
Stop letting Apple and ATT continue to dump crap on you that saves them money at the expense of your own frustration.