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    If send an iMessage from my iPad to an iPhone, and the iPhone isn't connected via 3g or WiFi. Will the message be recieved as a text or will it wait for the phone to be connected to WiFi/3g

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    It will have to wait till you get into a Wifi zone.
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    What about iPhone to iPhone? If it sends as iMessage on one will the other recieve as a text?
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    Yes, if the other phone has iOS 5.x, they will receive your iMessage as a text. If they don't have iOS 5 (or have iMessage turned off), then they'll receive your text as a regular text through their carrier. The phone only has one testing app, so all texts go through it, whether they are "regular" texts or iMessages.

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    This messaging service is available only for the iPhone. If we have an iPhone then can talk with other iPhone user by use of 3G or Wi-Fi. This iMessages are totally cost free only for iOS 5.
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    iMessage works perfectly well on ANY IOS 5 (or IOS6) enabled device including iPad, and iPod Touch, as well as the iPhone. It is also included in the latest OSX Mountain Lion so you can also iMessage to your Mac.

    The point of it is that it allows communication between Apple devices, not just the iPhone! :)
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    yes i have been using the beta on my macbook pro and ipad2 for some time now and my 4s of course.
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    OK I thought a text was sent to a phone# (which will show as Green Bubble) and an Imessage was sent to an email address (which will show up as a blue bubble)? but both will show on and an Iphone and only Imessages will show up on and Ipad. inorder for the IPhone to receive imessage it has to be turned on otherwise it will be received as a text.
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    Yes, you are right. iMessage allow to communication between the Apple device that allow us to transfer photos, video, text, contact info, group messenger over the Wi-Fi or 3G. iMessages are permeable by the message application on the all Apple devices.
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    If u iMessage someone abroad who has iPhone do u get charged
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    No iMessage is a free service.
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    [FONT=Calibri, sans-serif]iMessageis not an iChat alternative and iPad is not a Mac laptopalternative. iMessage was presented with iOS5 and it has it'srestrictions, but it's better than the NO sms information of iPadformerly. To be sincere, I iMessage with my associate when Iknow he's on his iPad. Otherwise, for all sms information, Iuse my iPhone. It can written text to a variety, whereas iPadcan not. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Calibri, sans-serif]Sorry,it is what it is. I believe I study that with iOS6 we'll seemore text texting versatility, for now this is what we have.[/FONT]
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    You will, if you use iMessage while connected to the Internet through 3G/4G, consume part of your monthly data allowance. If you are connected to the Internet through wifi, there is no usage of your cellular data plan allowance.
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    Like every other app which uses data. The fact remains, iMessage IS a free service.
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    I'm not disagreeing with you about that, I just pointed out the data cost of using it over a cellular connection.
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    imessage seems to be great, but somehow there are 2 or 3 of my contacts who don't receive my imessage texts to them, unless they are on wifi - they dont go through as texts. How do I change this? When I send them a text I want them to get it instantly, whereever they are! Imessage is a great option when we are both in wifi range, but shouldnt it just convert to text when we aren't?? Thanks
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    On the iPad, iMessage is not the same as text. There is no stock text service to switch iMessages to when no signal is available as the iPad is not like the iPhone. The iPad does not have texting service.

    So, your message will not convert to SMS/MMS in order to send outside of the iMessage system. Sorry, but that's one of the limitations of the iPad - no standard texting abilities.

    Marilyn
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    What about on the iPhone?
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    There is SMS messaging on the iPhone, which automatically switches between iMessage and SMS messaging depending on whether there is a wifi signal or not.
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    Just to be clear, it's a 'data' connection iMessage uses, so 4G, 3G, 2G etc. as well as wifi. SMS kicks in on the iPhone when no suitable data route is available, provided iMessage is set up to use the phone number.

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