1. fogey0's Avatar
    Every time I try to text with my Ipad it auto uses iMessage which results in failure when trying to send to someone with a Droid phone. Is there a way to fix this?
    06-26-2013 10:17 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Every time I try to text with my Ipad it auto uses iMessage which results in failure when trying to send to someone with a Droid phone. Is there a way to fix this?
    I just press the button and tell Siri to send a text message to the recipient that is listed in my contacts list. For example: "Send a text message to John Doe". Siri responds with, "What do you want me to say to John Doe?'. I respond and then she asks if I want to send it and then after I say yes, Siri sends it. It doesn't matter if what device the recipient has, at least that has been my experience.
    06-26-2013 10:22 AM
  3. fogey0's Avatar
    This is what I do and it fails 100% of the time.
    06-26-2013 10:43 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    This is what I do and it fails 100% of the time.
    I wonder if Siri is understanding your verbalization. Do a test sentence using the Voice Memo app and see if what you speak is recognized.
    06-26-2013 10:47 AM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    Every time I try to text with my Ipad it auto uses iMessage which results in failure when trying to send to someone with a Droid phone. Is there a way to fix this?
    I just press the button and tell Siri to send a text message to the recipient that is listed in my contacts list. For example: "Send a text message to John Doe". Siri responds with, "What do you want me to say to John Doe?'. I respond and then she asks if I want to send it and then after I say yes, Siri sends it. It doesn't matter if what device the recipient has, at least that has been my experience.
    As I understand the issue, it’s that your iPad doesn’t have a cellular connection (either it’s wifi only or no active cellular account). Using the messaging system, without an active cellular connection, it can only use iMessage, because (1) there’s no cellular account set up on your iPad; and (2) SMS texting is NOT a data function, but rather a cellular ("call") function.

    The solution would be to use a third party texting app that uses DATA instead of cellular service...
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    06-26-2013 10:48 AM
  6. fogey0's Avatar
    It is understanding everything. The phone number I speak as well as accurately understanding the body of the message That I speak.
    06-26-2013 10:49 AM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    As I understand the issue, it’s that your iPad doesn’t have a cellular connection (either it’s wifi only or no active cellular account). Using the messaging system, without an active cellular connection, it can only use iMessage, because (1) there’s no cellular account set up on your iPad; and (2) SMS texting is NOT a data function, but rather a cellular ("call") function.

    The solution would be to use a third party texting app that uses DATA instead of cellular service...
    Bingo.
    06-26-2013 10:51 AM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    As I understand the issue, it’s that your iPad doesn’t have a cellular connection (either it’s wifi only or no active cellular account). Using the messaging system, without an active cellular connection, it can only use iMessage, because (1) there’s no cellular account set up on your iPad; and (2) SMS texting is NOT a data function, but rather a cellular ("call") function.

    The solution would be to use a third party texting app that uses DATA instead of cellular service...
    ​I thought that all was needed was an internet connection in regard to the iPad.
    06-26-2013 10:53 AM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    ​I thought that all was needed was an internet connection in regard to the iPad.
    Not so, D... all SMS text messages actually use voice and not data. It's been that way all along - for all devices - feature phones, smart phone, etc...
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    06-26-2013 10:57 AM
  10. fogey0's Avatar
    This looks like the problem.
    Thank you
    06-26-2013 10:58 AM
  11. Fausty82's Avatar
    It is understanding everything. The phone number I speak as well as accurately understanding the body of the message That I speak.
    The issue isn't Siri (or Siri's ability to understand/interpret what you are saying)... it’s that you don’t have a cellular account on your iPad from which you can send an SMS transmisssion. SMS uses cellular ("voice") connection and NOT a data connection. It’s the classic "you can’t get there from here" scenario.
    06-26-2013 11:00 AM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Not so, D... all SMS text messages actually use voice and not data. It's been that way all along - for all devices - feature phones, smart phone, etc...
    You're absolutely right. I was focused on what was needed for Siri and forgot about the primary objective which was to send an sms message. (A Gibb slap is in order)...
    Fausty82 likes this.
    06-26-2013 11:00 AM

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