1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I have an iphone 5 & an ipad ... I'm currently out of the country and have suspended my USA cellular service. I received an imessage yesterday from a friend while I was on local public wifi ...
    Q ... am I being charged for imessages on my suspended cell service or are all imessages free no matter where I am?
    01-08-2014 05:19 PM
  2. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    If you were on WiFi, then you will not be charged by your cell phone provider.

    Note, however, that iMessage is not "free no matter what". It always uses data. That may mean that it comes out of your data allowance on cellular, comes out of your home ISP if on your home WiFi, or uses a third party WiFi hotspot and comes out of their data allowance with their ISP.

    But no, you will not be charged by your cellular provider for data you used on a public WiFi.
    01-08-2014 05:23 PM
  3. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    iMessages only use data whether it's from wifi or your carrier.
    01-08-2014 05:42 PM
  4. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    The easy answer is what SB said... If you are on WIFI - Any WIFI you are not taken away from your data plan. No WIFI and it is taken from your data allowance... Simple as that. Thank you.
    01-08-2014 06:11 PM
  5. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Long as you're on wifi, you're fine.

    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    01-08-2014 10:16 PM