- 10-13-2011, 12:59 AM #51iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
imessage relies on the person receiving a message to keep opening the messenger app to see if any new messages are received. i find this unacceptable
when an iphone receives a text message (sms) you get the following features:
notification via a # badged on the messenger icon indicating you got a message
the default tri-tone text alert
notification on the screen, either a banner, a badge, notification on the lock screen, notification in notification center.
when an iphone receives a free message sent to your apple id you get the following features
a small tick noise
no other sounds
no other alerts
no other badges at all
you literally have no clue you even got a message until you actually look in the messenger app
be warned and tell your friends do not send mission critical messages via imessage that need a quick response because the other person who got your message will probably have no idea you even sent one.
however when i tested an ipad 2 i saw signs of notifications. so i believe this is a carrier restriction
With BBM, you can add people to your contacts via a pin. Then, you can create groups such as 'work', 'football', 'my party' etc. You can then send them group message s to update them for whatever reason and that to me was was a great feature. Being able to send a messageto to 16 people saying 'football practice has changed to 7pm tomorrow' was extremely simple. You could also, if needed, block any of those 'pins' if you needed too.
Correct me of I'm wrong but iMessage can't do this, and this is why I'm dissapointed. As I iPhone user, I feel no need whatsoever in it. I have unlimited txts anyway so the only difference i will notice is the colour of the send button.
- 10-13-2011, 02:05 AM #53
I think its perfect. Now i can text my international friends and text messages feels like im on instant messanger. Imessages send way faster then a sms too.
- 10-13-2011, 02:19 AM #54
- 10-13-2011, 02:20 AM #55iPhone Newbie
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- 10-13-2011, 02:23 AM #56iPhone Newbie
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- 10-13-2011, 08:32 AM #62
Isn't the iPhone telephone number and the email address used for iMessage linked? Say you have an iPhone and an iPad. The iPhone has both your telephone number and email address (I use my @me.com address since my whole family shares the iTunes ID) and the iPad has the same email address (does iMessage report the same "Receive At 2 addresses" on the iPad as it does on the iPhone? I don't have an iPad, so I don't know). The way I understood how it works is that if someone sends you an iMessage to your phone number, it automatically goes to your iPhone and iPad because iCloud has the two linked. The same thing happens if someone sends an iMessage to your email address (it goes to your iPhone and iPad). Am I misunderstanding how it works?
Also, how do you send contact and location info from iMessage? Apple says you can share those as well as photos and videos, but I can't figure out how to do contact and location info?
- 10-13-2011, 09:13 AM #63
- 10-13-2011, 09:16 AM #64
2 Devices & Contact Share
Regarding sending contacts and location data just share a contact or location from within the Contacts or Maps App like you normally would and select message instead of mail. If the recipient has an iOS device with iMessage activated it will be sent as an iMessage. You don't necessarily have to be in the message app to share.
- 10-13-2011, 09:24 AM #65
- 10-13-2011, 09:33 AM #66iPhone Newbie
- 20 Posts
I like iMessage a lot. I was a BlackBerry user for over 7 years before 4 months ago and BBM was and is the best thing they have going. iMessage is NOT as good as BBM yet but the ability to use it with other iPhone users on iOS5 and have it not use txts, be able to see when theyre typing, see when messages are delivered, do group chats, and send photos, etc. There is zero downside to iMessage and it will only get better.
- 10-13-2011, 09:51 AM #67iMore Intermediate
- 116 Posts
I was messaging a friend on my iPhone to his iPad last night. I then woke up and found I had to close an entire conversation on my iPad that synced with it. Is there some way to not have to do that? I don't want to have to keep doing that all the time.
Edit: Is it feasible to create an Apple ID specifically for iMessage on a particular device, actually?
Otherwise, I really like the concept in general. Execution is not bad. Makes me miss BBM quite heavily though.
- 10-13-2011, 09:58 AM #68
What's underwhelming about it to me: we were told it would automatically send an iMessage if the other person has an iPhone on iOS 5. Well, my brother and I both have iOS 5 and it still sent SMS. Also it didn't merge conversations when he sent an iMessage from his email address.
- 10-13-2011, 10:02 AM #69
- 10-13-2011, 10:22 AM #70iMore Intermediate
- 209 Posts
It gives a level of messaging on my iPad and Pod that are WiFi only.
A hit to carrier profit is an issue I see beyond the Apple Only nature. There I already see us going to a world where what we really pay for is access, bandwidth and the decision on how much a particular phone is worth to us.
- 10-13-2011, 10:29 AM #71
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think people are not understanding that you need to have the email address that your contact used when setting up iCloud to begin with. That is how iCloud can make it work. This email address also needs to be saved in the same contact for that person as their phone number in order for iMessage to decide which to use.
- 10-13-2011, 10:43 AM #72
Do you have to press anything specific to make it an iMessage instead of a text, or it does it automatically if you/the recipient both have iOS5?
- 10-13-2011, 10:53 AM #73
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- 10-13-2011, 12:07 PM #75iPhone Newbie
- 12 Posts
not sure if I saw this exact "issue" but......is there a way to group Txt's and iMessages in the same thread.
example: Have a friend that has updated his iPad but not his iPhone.......so he sent me an iMessage from his iPad....I added his appleid to his contact......later he sent me a txt from his iPhone......two separate threads.....shouldn't they be grouped since the contact info is in the same and correct contact???