1. meissen's Avatar
    I thought the best feature of iMessage was that -- supposedly -- I could have a conversation back and forth while at work and then when I get home pick up the conversation on my iPad.

    Apple's site says: "If you have more than one iOS device, iMessage keeps the conversation going across all of them."

    Now I'm understanding that's not the case at all -- that iMessage only keeps the conversation going across all devices IF and ONLY IF they send the message to your e-mail address that you have set up?

    Am I the only going "Dur, that's completely useless... who is going to know to text my e-mail address?" Just seems like people are going to send to my phone # by default. While I understand my iPad doesn't share the phone number, I thought with this iCloud that it'd sync the messages across all my iOS devices that are connected to the iCloud. Definitely not as advertised.
    10-14-2011 06:16 PM
  2. ivan1.ruiz's Avatar
    I love it I can communicate to my family in Germany.


    " Think different"

    ~ Steve Jobs ~
    10-14-2011 06:23 PM
  3. phoon61's Avatar
    I thought the best feature of iMessage was that -- supposedly -- I could have a conversation back and forth while at work and then when I get home pick up the conversation on my iPad.

    Apple's site says: "If you have more than one iOS device, iMessage keeps the conversation going across all of them."

    Now I'm understanding that's not the case at all -- that iMessage only keeps the conversation going across all devices IF and ONLY IF they send the message to your e-mail address that you have set up?

    Am I the only going "Dur, that's completely useless... who is going to know to text my e-mail address?" Just seems like people are going to send to my phone # by default. While I understand my iPad doesn't share the phone number, I thought with this iCloud that it'd sync the messages across all my iOS devices that are connected to the iCloud. Definitely not as advertised.
    setup imessage to have messages sent to phone number and email address.
    10-14-2011 06:39 PM
  4. big9erfan's Avatar
    setup imessage to have messages sent to phone number and email address.
    Still, only messages sent to the email address will sync to all devices since not all devices register a phone number as well. I get what the user is complaining about, I just don't see it as such a big deal.
    10-14-2011 06:53 PM
  5. natefish's Avatar
    My only complaint is that it doesn't merge conversations like I thought it might. It's hard to explain, but I have three different threads from one contact: one from his email address, another from another email address, and another from his phone number. All were sent from one iPhone. That doesn't make sense to me. Other than that, I am very pleased with the service and I'm sure Apple will continue to make it better until RIM goes down in flames.
    10-14-2011 06:55 PM
  6. Blackcash's Avatar
    I have to agree. I'm not seeing the benefits of iMessage. If someone sends me a message from their iPad, I get one conversation. If they send from their iPhone, I get a separate conversation.
    10-14-2011 07:38 PM
  7. Peligro911's Avatar
    How do u get it to show your contacts name ? I'm fine with separate threads for text / iMessage but text come as 1235657676 and other is 1 123 565 7676 so depends how it's saved in my contacts it shows the name for one and just a number for the other
    10-14-2011 07:55 PM
  8. akmolin's Avatar
    yeah it's disappointing but wasn't really that interested anyway so not much of a let down for me
    10-14-2011 08:01 PM
  9. Randy b's Avatar
    imessage sucks its noting like bbm its just text message over data no status update cant have a list of friends
    10-14-2011 09:27 PM
  10. Ip.fanboy's Avatar
    setup imessage to have messages sent to phone number and email address.
    How can i do that?
    10-14-2011 09:43 PM
  11. vietalogy's Avatar
    How can i do that?
    In messages settings theirs an option at receive at and then add email.
    10-14-2011 10:23 PM
  12. Ip.fanboy's Avatar
    In messages settings theirs an option at receive at and then add email.
    I did it but it says "the user name or password for my email was incorrect. Try again" and both email and password is correct....
    10-14-2011 10:29 PM
  13. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    Randy b hit the nail on the head...it essentially behaves like SMS/MMS over data, only without the character limit. BBM functions more like a traditional desktop instant messenger, one that's fairly well integrated into the OS. Obviously BBM is has been around a lot longer, and I expect it to be more polished and functional. I'm sure given time, Apple will continue to add improvements to iMessage.

    While in theory I think it's nice to have the seamless integration into SMS, in practice it would work a lot better as a standalone app.
    MissJennell#IM likes this.
    10-14-2011 10:54 PM
  14. 736dave's Avatar
    I worry that it is yet another IM in a world of ever increasing (proprietary) IMs. Heck, if you disagree with me, iCQ me at .... (yah, I never used IRC)

    :-p
    10-15-2011 12:07 AM
  15. noaim's Avatar
    I still think imessage is nice
    10-15-2011 12:46 AM
  16. vthokies's Avatar
    I'm sure iMessage will get better overtime with updates. iMessages works both on my iPhone and iPod touch. Don't have any problems starting a convo on one device and finishing it on another. The only thing I don't like is that it uses data. I only have 200 MB on my data plan.
    10-15-2011 01:34 AM
  17. gthugballin's Avatar
    My only complaint is that it doesn't merge conversations like I thought it might. It's hard to explain, but I have three different threads from one contact: one from his email address, another from another email address, and another from his phone number. All were sent from one iPhone. That doesn't make sense to me. Other than that, I am very pleased with the service and I'm sure Apple will continue to make it better until RIM goes down in flames.
    just add his email his other email to his contact info where you keep his phone number...
    10-15-2011 02:46 AM
  18. lbtriguy's Avatar
    I don't see why people are so disappointed. It does what it says. I think it's awesome to have a special messaging service between iOS devices. You can see when someone is typing to you and has read their message you sent them. I think it's cool and will probably add some features later on but I think it works just fine as it is now. How about the disappointment of find my friends ? No one in their right mind is going to use that unless it's parents checking where their kid is at all times.
    10-15-2011 02:47 AM
  19. Cheggy's Avatar
    Simply put, its ****!

    I have a limited data plan but unlimited text messages... You do the maths
    10-15-2011 03:12 AM
  20. Peligro911's Avatar
    Simply put, its ****!

    I have a limited data plan but unlimited text messages... You do the maths
    Turn it off ?
    10-15-2011 03:16 AM
  21. v1nn1e's Avatar
    Wow. If you all hate it so much, you can turn it off. Nobody is forcing you to use it.
    10-15-2011 03:16 AM
  22. lbtriguy's Avatar
    Simply put, its ****!

    I have a limited data plan but unlimited text messages... You do the maths
    I don't do "maths"

    I have unlimited still, so I guess I don't really care. Just turn it off then.
    10-15-2011 03:26 AM
  23. Cheggy's Avatar
    I don't do "maths"

    I have unlimited still, so I guess I don't really care. Just turn it off then.
    "maths" is an an English term, used by the English. Before it was corrupted by other countries.
    There's no need to try being a smart arse.
    alpinestars1z likes this.
    10-15-2011 03:49 AM
  24. Ip.fanboy's Avatar
    Omg its working now on my ipad and my iphone. Yayyyyy finally i could fix it.... U just have to set up "receive at " with both email and phone number on ur devices. Then it will work fine...
    10-15-2011 05:04 AM
  25. Tiny Mille's Avatar
    i think the cool thing about imessage is the fact that it has delivered and read indicators, not that its 'unlimited messaging'. i love the kik app so i just stick to that since its fast reliable and cross platform, but the whole point of imessage is to make texting more lively with "typing, delivered, and read"
    10-15-2011 05:12 AM
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