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    Default So how does iMessage actually work?

    so i'm all up todate with the latest OS/X, and iOS 5 and all that jazz.. but i'm not seeing any bells & whistles about iMessage on the iPhone.. i assume it's built into the sms app?
    how does it work? how do u find people?

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    Similar question here. I'm assuming the receiving party will have to have iOS 5 also? via iCloud or MMe account?
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    I'd also like to know, as my wife and i just share iTunes and Mme log-in's (we have separate e-mail, but everything else is shared).

    Hope we can still use it.

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    If both parties are using iOS5, then your text is sent via your data plan instead of your carriers' SMS service. You need to turn this on in the Messages preferences on the phone.

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    After you tap New Message, you add the contact you want to send a message to (as normal) and the Messages app will find out if they have iMessage: you'll see an activity spinner next to their name. If it turns blue, iMessage; green, SMS. Blue messages in the app are iMessages, and green are SMS. If an iMessage fails to send, you'll have the option of sending it as an SMS. With iMessage turned on, it seems the app will always prefer to try iMessage.

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    None of my friends have updated yet... Hurry the fuck up!
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    Thanks guys, makes sense now.

    I just checked and none of my friends have updated yet either

    I need the Mrs to come home so i can update hers ....

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    haha

    Quote Originally Posted by bosc0 View Post
    None of my friends have updated yet... Hurry the fuck up!

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    iMessage delivery is fast, FAST !
    faster than viber or whatsapp.
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    Does iMessage need to be switched on in Settings?
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    I think it is on by default. Check under Settings / Messages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gikku View Post
    iMessage delivery is fast, FAST !
    faster than viber or whatsapp.
    I found it slower than whatsapp and I'm not liking that you can't turn off the SMS alert tone if you are chatting. I can't handle the audible alert every 10 seconds when I'm out of the app. Sticking with Whatsapp for now, much better chat client imho

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    Can I ask how it operates as between iPhone and iPad?

    I did a test - where I tried to send a message to my iPad, using my Apple ID email address... while the iPhone sent the message... the iPad did not receive it.

    Vice versa, using the iPad to send a message to the iPhone using my mobile number did not work either...

    Thoughts?

    Am I doing it wrong?

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    Make sure you go into settings and log into iMessage with your AppleID. If you've done this on all your devices, messages sent to your email address should appear on all your devices.

    Messages sent to a phone number, while still iMessages (free, read receipt etc.) will only go to the phone with that number, as a text would. iMessages doesn't seem to be smart enough to merge messages sent to an email and an associated phone number.

    This is kind of annoying, as unless my friends message my email, instead of phone number, my iPad will never get them. Basically it's impossible for non-iPhones to receive messages sent to a phone number.

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    Yes. It is rather a bit limiting. Maybe they will upgrade it soon?

    I mean, with the iPad, I have the 3G version, which has a mobile number attached to the SIM, it's just... there's no use for it.

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    i found it to be pretty crummy.
    after it didn't get sent, my phone resent it as a txt.

    meh.
    turned it off.
    I've got fundementally unlimited messages.
    Maybe if i'm on wifi or if my data is being shitty i'll try it.
    But first impressions is it getting in the way.

    I'll check it out on my ipad soonish.

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    It works, its free (basically).. I like it
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    It works well for sending between iOS5 phones (using phone numbers) and between iOS5 iPads/iPods (using email addresses), but as soon as you try to do both, it gets messy.

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