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    mustangboy88's Avatar
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    Default iMessage without a mobile plan.

    Since the new iPhone is out we are seeing 4 and 4S on craigslist for decent prices. We were thinking about getting the kids iPod Touch's for Christmas, but maybe just get them the phone with more storage for less and let them use them wifi only. But is it possible to iMessage without a phone number attached to the account. Set up is different from first look compared to how my wife's iPad is compared to my iPhone. Thanks for any advice.
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    Sharma15's Avatar
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    You can iMessage without a SIM card/phone number on an ipod touch. If it is for the kids I don't see the need for an iPhone.
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    Default Re: iMessage without a mobile plan.

    iMessage is not cellular constrained. It is done through Apple's servers. You can use an iPhone, iPod and iPad to send messages through iMessage as long as all the devices are on iOS 5. I send messages from my iPhone 4 to my daughter's iPad when she's at home on WiFi.

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