Is iMessage supposed to work on iPad 1?

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  1. Idealist

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    I have an iPad 1, and tried to use iMessage to my own iPhone. It doesn't work.

    Even though I put in the correct number, fill in the "subject" and "text" fields, the "send" button is greyed out.

    Both devices are on the same wifi network, and both also have 3G access.

    Both have the latest software (March 2012)

    iMessage IS enabled.

    Any ideas?
    Mike
     
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    Hi idealist...have you tried to put the phone number in without the 1 in the front?

    Also, on your iPhone, make sure that it is set to receive under your phone number. Go to iPad settings/imessage and see where the designation is to "receive at." Check to see what your settings are and re-test. Let us know if it works.

    Also:
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    Hi,

    Yes it does work for iPad one, It's really a e-mail in text format. So make sure you use two different e-mail address.
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    I have sent iMessages to friends using their phone numbers rather than their email. However, if for some reason the phone number does not work, you can also add an alternate email to receive.
     
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    #5 Idealist, Mar 21, 2012
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    Make sure both iMessage accounts have different e-mail address. Try that let me know ok βཞℴ .   ☣ ☣
     
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    Neither device will accept another email address.

    Both are showing the same email address, which is my apple ID. I cannot delete that address from either device.

    Please Forget it. I really DO have better things to do than fight with half-baked technology, even if it IS from Apple...

    Thanks all, for your messages of assistance... :)

    best regards,
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    Mike
     
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