1. Steve28's Avatar
    so.. It is Mean Imessanger Works Like What's App..?

    I was Thinking about, IMessanger working like BBM, using maybe Serial Number of Idevice..
    It works just liks SMS except that if both the sender and the recipient use ios5 devices and have iMessage turned on, the message is sent over the data connection instead of the as an SMS.
    10-15-2011 10:48 AM
  2. jakej914's Avatar
    Ah I see. So it will only associate a phone number with iMessage if the phone number is in an iOS 5 iPhone? Otherwise it just associates the email address linked to the Apple ID? Makes sense now.
    Exactly. And, for me, I got rid of my texting plan for Google Voice texting over data a long time ago. So, most people don't have my actual number, they have my Google Voice number. So, I set my "caller ID" as my email address instead. iMessage is surprisingly flexible, and pretty smart. Blue bubbles by contacts with iMessage is a fantastic idea, IMO.
    10-15-2011 12:01 PM
  3. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    I like it but I only can use it with 2 of my friends. I like the fact that its a little faster than SMS texting and there is no limit on how long your message can be. Other than that, its nothing revolutionary.
    10-15-2011 12:15 PM
  4. TheSiegeGossage's Avatar
    I have been using it with my gf and we love it. It is lightning fast compared to normal texting!
    10-15-2011 12:37 PM
  5. sonyericssonfan's Avatar
    i dont mind that its integrated with txt messages what i want is to be in touch with my bros
    10-15-2011 02:34 PM
  6. scott11's Avatar
    i think it is great that it is integrated. I had a bb, and loved bbm, but only some of my friends were on it. Was a pain going between the 2 different apps.

    I think it is a very nice feature, but nothing amazing. Maybe once all my friends are on it I can get rid of my txt plan but until then it is pay per use or unlimited. I still have too many text to pay per use, so imessage does not affect my cost.
    10-15-2011 03:46 PM
  7. jglev's Avatar
    From what I can gather this is how it works with 2 devices. If you are sent an iMessage to your phone number it will only display on your iPhone. If you are sent an iMessage to your assigned email address it will show up on both your iPhone & iPad/iPod Touch. Correct me if I'm wrong.


    Regarding sending contacts and location data just share a contact or location from within the Contacts or Maps App like you normally would and select message instead of mail. If the recipient has an iOS device with iMessage activated it will be sent as an iMessage. You don't necessarily have to be in the message app to share.
    Thanks. I was thinking that they would integrate the way it's done on WhatsApp so you can do it from within the Message app. I didn't realize that Apple just left it the way it was previously. Oh well. Maybe iOS6?
    10-15-2011 05:23 PM
  8. yaynative's Avatar
    It really only makes sens if you don't have an unlimited messaging plan or you like to message internationally. I really think they introduced it just to mess with RIM.
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    10-15-2011 09:04 PM
  9. el_capitan10's Avatar
    Does anyone know how much data this is going to use? I have an unlimited text plan, but only a 2GB data plan. I don't want to go over my data cap just because I text with my girlfriend a lot.
    10-16-2011 12:22 AM
  10. Steve28's Avatar
    Does anyone know how much data this is going to use? I have an unlimited text plan, but only a 2GB data plan. I don't want to go over my data cap just because I text with my girlfriend a lot.
    Well, 1 character = 1 byte. So a 2GB plan has 2 billion bytes. At about 160 characters per message, that enough data for about 12.5 million text messages. Essentially, you won't notice.
    el_capitan10 likes this.
    10-16-2011 02:20 AM
  11. radders1957's Avatar
    How do I send an iMessage to my iPad from my iPhone? it works from my iPhone to my iPad, It is 3G IPad but sim is dormant, but is hooked up my wifi at home.


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    10-16-2011 10:29 AM
  12. radders1957's Avatar
    Sorry meant to say I can iMessage from my iPad to my phone but how do I do it from my phone to my iPad?
    10-16-2011 10:32 AM
  13. kshea12's Avatar
    You have to link your iPad with a particular email which can be done under Settings>Messages> Received At. Then send the message to that email under the messages app also iMessage has to be on which is also under Settings>Messages
    10-16-2011 12:59 PM
  14. avmsam's Avatar
    Anyone else underwhelmed with this?

    I was expecting something like BBM where you could add people using a unique code. I don't really see the point if you have to have their phone number to begin with.

    Am I missing the point here?
    i'm not underwhelmed because i used iOS5 in beta. its nowhere near the same level as BBM, but i guess that wasn't their intent. it really just seems like advanced SMS/MMS but in no way replaces BBM or whatsapp or those type of apps. in the future it might, but for now, it'll do.
    10-16-2011 01:29 PM
  15. MacBookBuddy's Avatar
    I completely agree with the idea to integrate a messaging system to iOS for iPad 3G and wifi only devices, but when you get an iPhone with a phone number what is there a need to get another type of messaging system? I suppose you could message each other if you have an iPhone and your friend has a iPod Touch. In the end I think iMessage will be turned off or not used by many iPhone users.
    10-16-2011 01:42 PM
  16. AJ_Watson's Avatar
    What???? It's ok for you to get the BBM code but not the phone number ?? am I missing something anyone ??
    Yes you are..

    Some people like being able to NOT have to give out their phone number right away yet have a form of communication with the guy/girl they just met..

    It's a little more secure that way, and after a while if you decide THAN you can exchange actual numbers.

    BBM really has it right. Is a sea of garbage that is the BB world it is truly it's only island.

    And imessage is nowhere in the same league yet. imho.
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    10-16-2011 01:56 PM
  17. Gooster's Avatar
    Couldn't two iPhones communicate in iMessage with just Apple IDs though?

    I want to know why even on FiOS my messages to another friend hang when we're both on wi-fi.
    10-16-2011 02:10 PM
  18. murrelldj's Avatar
    I like it..... only problem is that its only on iOS 5 so not able to use it with those iPhone users who never update their iPhones
    10-17-2011 04:42 AM
  19. dan_es_4's Avatar
    So far i love it... haven't done it across platforms only between iphones but i think they did a nice job...
    10-17-2011 05:12 AM
  20. agent006's Avatar
    Anyone else underwhelmed with this?

    I was expecting something like BBM where you could add people using a unique code. I don't really see the point if you have to have their phone number to begin with.

    Am I missing the point here?
    For a start the idea is your not restricted to mms limits. I was able to a 4:30 video clip recorded on my iPhone 4 to my iPad. Also it worked automatically with contacts, so you don't have to do anything.
    It's simple and just works like they said.
    10-17-2011 10:10 AM
  21. Obei Nice's Avatar
    So you want to have to go to two places depending on whether they are an iMessage user or not? Apple made it simple just like everything else they do.
    its not that complicated to "add a person" for another app. BBM was great to the point where apple had to create iMessage. Coming from blackberry the stand alone app would have been the better way to go. if i have your number there's really no point except that its blue and i use more of my unlimited data
    10-17-2011 10:11 AM
  22. ivan1.ruiz's Avatar
    i like the way they built it right into the text message app. I love it cause i can talk to family in mexico and Netherlands and Peru
    10-17-2011 10:57 AM
  23. erikbock's Avatar
    My bigest issue with it is that since it uses the data plan, if I am in an area that has a dense user population of data it is slow to respond. SMS, not using data per se responds much quicker. My smaller problem, is that even though I have it, about half of the people I text don't so I still have to have an unlimited text plan.
    10-17-2011 11:40 AM
  24. Cyder's Avatar
    I've noticed some of my iMessages fail to deliver so I have to resend them. Kinda of annoying when I send one and need a response back from that person only to check the app after some time and notice it was never even sent. But it's cool nonetheless.
    10-17-2011 12:22 PM
  25. jsox78's Avatar
    I really like the feature. It's actually going to come in quite handy as my wife and I are on Verizon with many friends using AT&T.
    10-17-2011 12:26 PM
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