1. ernbrdn's Avatar
    This is a stupid question but what good is iMessage really? It seemed like a great thing at first and it works well but what happens when you change phones? I'll tell you what happens, you don't receive a single text message from anyone you know that uses an iPhone. Crazy I know, but true. My wife just switched to android and now anytime I send her a message it sends an iMessage, which I HOPE is just being lost in the ether, but who knows. Apple doesn't, neither does verizon. So I ask again what is the purpose of iMessage other than to lock you to an iphone for the rest of your natural life. .


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    04-23-2013 01:52 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    When you quit using the iPhones, did you just quit - or did you go into the phone and turn off iMessage? You should have done the latter...
    04-23-2013 01:55 PM
  3. ernbrdn's Avatar
    iMessage was turned off before the phone was deactivated. But really who will know to do that? Verizon didn't mention it I don't think anyone does.


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    04-23-2013 03:06 PM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    This is a stupid question but what good is iMessage really? It seemed like a great thing at first and it works well but what happens when you change phones? I'll tell you what happens, you don't receive a single text message from anyone you know that uses an iPhone. Crazy I know, but true. My wife just switched to android and now anytime I send her a message it sends an iMessage, which I HOPE is just being lost in the ether, but who knows. Apple doesn't, neither does verizon. So I ask again what is the purpose of iMessage other than to lock you to an iphone for the rest of your natural life. .


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    The same thing as BBM. That's the use. This is probably why chat programs are supplanting SMS.
    05-06-2013 05:44 PM
  5. bustermin's Avatar
    The same thing as BBM. That's the use. This is probably why chat programs are supplanting SMS.
    I don't think it is like BBM. In my opinion. I could do more with BBM, there are no groups like in BBM for one, sure you can make a group in iMessage but to my knowledge you can't add anyone at anytime an continue to add people to a group which is what I think makes BBM so useful. It is the one thing really mis about my blackberry
    05-06-2013 08:56 PM
  6. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I don't think it is like BBM. In my opinion. I could do more with BBM, there are no groups like in BBM for one, sure you can make a group in iMessage but to my knowledge you can't add anyone at anytime an continue to add people to a group which is what I think makes BBM so useful. It is the one thing really miss about my blackberry
    The only downfall to BBM is the number of people who still use it. I used to mod a BBM group. When we first started it, there were pages and pages of people waiting to be added. When I dumped my Storm2 for an iPhone, we were down to six members, myself included.

    I'm sure the longer iMessage is out there, the more features Apple will add to it.
    05-07-2013 03:38 PM
  7. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    I remember when I use to have my blackberry it was all about bbm.. But hey even tho iMessage is not really up there yet.. I still like using it even tho to me it's almost the same as txting but to show that blue indicating ppl with iMessage and now more and more friends I have using iPhone its pretty interesting
    05-12-2013 07:38 AM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I remember when I use to have my blackberry it was all about bbm.. But hey even tho iMessage is not really up there yet.. I still like using it even tho to me it's almost the same as txting but to show that blue indicating ppl with iMessage and now more and more friends I have using iPhone its pretty interesting
    In your opinion, what would it take for iMessage to be "up there" among the ranks of BBM?
    05-12-2013 08:12 AM
  9. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    In your opinion, what would it take for iMessage to be "up there" among the ranks of BBM?
    Well I guess it's at about the same pace that bbm is.. Just would be cool if I can have my iPhone users/contacts categorized like how I know which friends have bbm and which doesn't
    05-14-2013 09:15 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Well I guess it's at about the same pace that bbm is.. Just would be cool if I can have my iPhone users/contacts categorized like how I know which friends have bbm and which doesn't
    You can. When you either create a contact or edit a contact, tap on the label in front of where you would type in the phone number and choose iPhone, home, work, other or you can create a custom label for BBM.
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    05-14-2013 09:25 PM
  11. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    You can. When you either create a contact or edit a contact, tap on the label in front of where you would type in the phone number and choose iPhone, home, work, other or you can create a custom label for BBM.
    Yeah I know u can do that but if iMessage was like bbm and was its own app and ppl can update their status and stuff would be cool
    05-14-2013 09:26 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yeah I know u can do that but if iMessage was like bbm and was its own app and ppl can update their status and stuff would be cool
    Oh okay
    05-14-2013 09:30 PM

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