ipad 2 and iOS 5 and iMessage

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    hey everyone,

    quick question:

    i have a ipad 2 16 gig wifi, no 3G. since apple announced iMessage (similar to BBM), what app do i use to use this function? I was doing some research and it said it connects automatically to your messaging. Since my Ipad isn't a phone, what app is this "messaging" app? Thanks!
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    It will be available with iOS 5 in the fall, which is a good while away. I think what they are saying is that if you have an iPhone, the messages (text app) and imessages will be one in the same. As for the iPad, wait for iOS 5 to be released in a few months, update the iPad, and bam you should have the imessages app on there.
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    It is just an instant messaging version of FaceTime.
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    Which means like FaceTime it will probably work through a combination of phone number and email addresses, depending on your device and current internet connection.

    But it's speculation. We just don't have enough details yet. Since iOS 5 is already available to developers I'm sure we'll be seeing plenty of (wink, wink, I didn't tell you this) leaks over the next several days.
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    I will give y'all some good screenies this afternoon. :)
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    If it's part of the non-disclosure agreement, I'd just as soon wait rather than have you risk Apple's displeasure. I'm not sure it still applies, since they've announced the product, but don't do anything you might regret. We can wait. :)
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    Or you could just sneak a peek. :) http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/33165-ios-5-beta-thoughts.html
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    the details i found regarding iMessage, indicates that it is automatic service and do not need any messaging app, and asks for an Apple iD

    What if I have an iPod Touch and no iPhone?
    Users with an iPod Touch can send/receive iMessages by using their Apple ID. You even have the option of changing your “Caller ID†from your phone number to your email address.​
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    It has issues
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    I'm having trouble as well. I have an ipad wi-fi (not the 3g version), not able to send messages from imessage. Also if I send an imessage from my iphone to my ipad (can only use the icloud id for it) it goes to the emails not the imessage. How do I set this up properly?
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    Well in order to use imessage, the other person that you txt have to had imessage installed too!!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Hello all, something does not make sense here. I have installed iOS5 on both my phone and my ipad2. When trying to send a message from my iPad (no 3G but connected to the world via WiFi) I get this message: <NUMBER> is not registered with iMessage. This stands true for contacts whom I know can use iMessage. Even when I try and send a message to myself. Anyone has any idea of how to get this to work?
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    I just tried it last night on my iPad 2 for the first time last night and it worked great, I was initially texting on my Phone and then switched to my iPad to continue the conversation. Quite impressed with how seamless it was.
    If you are having issues with it, check under Settings\Messages and make sure you have your iTunes email address populated under the receive at option so that your iPad is essentially registered with the iMessaging service.
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    Hello Donka, thanks for the reponse. I do have my itunes email address in there, and also another one, still nothing. Maybe there is another setting somewhere, I will keep on trying...
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    I have my email set up right under settings too and it doesn't work for me either. I tried messaging my husband on his phone after he got iOS5, and couldn't do it. He messaged me, and I could reply, but only once, and then I couldn't reply again.
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    I am also having the same issue w the new ios5 trying to use the imassage to send to my whife's iphone but it said error. I wonder why also. Anyone can assist?
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    I haven't had any problems. From my understanding, your apple id is the foundation. Your cloud email helps you identify with other apple users as well as use your cloud around the world. First make sure your iMessage is enabled in settings. Go to messages and enable. Then, there is a blank that says receive at: I put my cloud email here, and it works flawlessly. I believe if both parties have iMessage and it is enabled, your communication lines will automatically show in iMessage.

    Disclaimer: phone numbers not belonging to iPhones will neither be able to send or receive messages via iMessages. If sent from an iPhone, they will revert to text. If sent from an iPod/iPad they will not send. They will error as unregistered number.

    The iPhone doesn't have a separate widget for iMessages, your phone automatically sends the message to which system it belongs.

    Just make sure you have the appropriate reception email in your settings.
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    Points to remember on iMessage using IPhone 4 or above that the message and send button are Blue and the MMS is still Green.
    The green messages goes against your text messaging plan however the IMessage ( Blue) does not.
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    It is enabled and my correct cloud address is in it. And it did work just one time. But it didn't work a dozen times before that or a dozen or so times after. I didn't change anything immediately before or after that one time it worked.
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    I use the app Textie and have for a while to do this. Is there an advantage to using Messages over Textie?

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