1. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    I'm a bit confused. Is it something like text plus? Right now I use that and hand out that number to when I am on the road. I know it has some direct connection or shared connection with iPhone devices but I don't use one anymore. Just my iPad. I would love to ditch text plus if this is looking to be similar. It's very buggy.

    Is a number assigned to me?

    Thanks for any help guys.
    08-06-2011 10:14 AM
  2. Jellotime91's Avatar
    iMessage is a protocol which is integrated into the messages app. It automatically detects if both users are on an iOS 5 device and uses data rather than SMS to send messages, photos, audio, etc...

    It does not assign you a new number. People will contact you via your same number and if they are on iOS 5 it will be free for both of you.

    However, you CAN message people on iOS 5 through their Apple ID email address, rather than their phone number.

    Does that answer your questions?
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    08-06-2011 11:15 AM
  3. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    I see. Yes, you certainly helped me out. Thank you!
    08-06-2011 11:30 AM
  4. dublex's Avatar
    And if you don't want to hand out your personal email, you can always make an extra one on google and have them contact you in iMessage through that. In the settings, you can assign many emails to be used as your iMessage address. I have 3 right now.
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    08-06-2011 12:24 PM
  5. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    Very nice. Thanks!
    08-06-2011 03:54 PM
  6. WreakingHavoc's Avatar
    So will a email addy work for a wifi only iPad to receive from a non iOS device?
    08-08-2011 09:47 AM
  7. Libuff's Avatar
    no... email address is only an identification for the service, it will not communicate with non-ios devices...

    imagine email address in lieu of a phone number...
    08-08-2011 10:09 AM
  8. gmj73's Avatar
    Does iMessage support group messaging?

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    08-09-2011 08:24 AM
  9. Alli's Avatar
    It's no different than the current text messaging app.
    08-09-2011 09:25 AM
  10. dublex's Avatar
    Does iMessage support group messaging?

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    Yes it does.
    08-10-2011 10:47 PM