- 10-13-2011, 12:16 PM #76
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- 10-13-2011, 12:51 PM #78
This may not be as good for iphone users who have friends inside the USA but i have some friends in Brazil and in Europe that i would like to text. I also think this feature would be good for kids this holiday. When parents go ad buy their kids an ipod touch for games and apps and music, they will be able to send free text messages as well. Although there may be some odd consequences for that but nontheless when parents hear the word "free text messaging with no 3g plan and over wifi" they will probably think its a neat thing for their kid to own and text his friends who have an ipod touch. Just a thought, really but a good one.
- 10-13-2011, 12:52 PM #79
Does anyone know if, since I already updated my ipad, I can use the same download to update my iphone? I didn't want to chance it as I won't be off from work until saturday and I rely on my phone for a lot during.
- 10-13-2011, 01:02 PM #80
- 10-13-2011, 01:35 PM #81
iMessage just works from the messages app without you having to do anything. You don't have to have an email linked to the contact unless you want it going to an ipod touch or an ipad. It works just like facetime. your iphone is linked to an apple id already. If iMessages is being used, it will be a blue bubble, if sms is being used it will be a green bubble. iMessages uses data, so you need to have cell data or wifi to use it. If someone has an iPad or iPod touch and let's say a blackberry, when you type in the contact you want to send it to, it will show their number, and their email with a blue bubble next to it meaning that it will use imessage to contact them. It's up to you to choose which one you want to send it to or their availability to respond. y'all can communicate and figure that out like adults. If iMessages is not working for you, then you either don't have it turned on in settings>messages, you don't have a data connection, they don't have a data connection, or one of you isn't on iOS 5. It's really simple. Don't think about it too much. you can choose whether you want it to revert to sms in settings if imessages isn't available for those who have texting plans.
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- 10-13-2011, 02:14 PM #82iPhone Nanite
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I hope apple updates it soon so it is more like BBM.
I have a Ipad 2 (wifi) and have had it for a month or so. I get my first Iphone tomorrow (4s) so I am trying to picture how it is going to operate.
The way I see it, if I am sitting at home on my ipad surfing the web, and I have my iphone sitting there beside me incase someone calls.....and someone send me an Imessage, my phone and Ipad are going to blow up. I guess I solve that by turning off notification sounds associated with Imessage on my Ipad.
What I liked about BBM and what I think other people like and miss is that is was like AIM on your phone. The only people in your contacts in BBM were people with PIN numbers saved in your contacts, and you would have to accept them as a friend. You could group message, send a voice note, anything.
You might think I am crazy but I would like to have Imessage and SMS separate like BBM and SMS was on Blackberries. I am coming from an android device and it has gtalk as its separate messaging app and it is ok. Just not as good as BBM. Bottom line is they need to be separate IMO. Makes more sense to me.
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- 10-13-2011, 02:15 PM #83
- 10-13-2011, 02:45 PM #84
Helpful thread, thanks! I see the balloon next to those who have an iPod with ios5 installed as stated. Works fine. Don't put too much thought into it. Just type their name and if they have ios5, you will see the text bubble next to their e-mail address.
- 10-13-2011, 02:49 PM #85
But like i said earlier, i hope apple will elaborate on it more. It is a relatively newborn feature for iDevices...
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- 10-13-2011, 08:46 PM #97iPhone Beginner
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- 10-15-2011, 09:19 AM #98
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- 10-15-2011, 09:46 AM #100iPhone Beginner
- 91 Posts
People with iPods and iPads just open the message app and send a message like they would if they were using an iPhone. So I have an iPhone and an iPad. If someone sends me a message to my phone number - it goes to m y iPhone. If they send it to my email address, it goes to both the iPad and the iPhone, I can reply from either, or switch mid stream - both devices have the full conversation.
The only thing I wish apple had done was allow you to associate and iPad/iPod with a phone number so when you received a message at your phone number, it would go to your non-phone device as well.