How does iMessage affect data usage?

Welcome to our Community
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.
Sign up

vball5153

New Member
Dec 6, 2008
16
0
1
Cincinnati, Ohio
#1
I'm new to all this. Please be patient. When I send a text from my iPhone with the newest operating system and it goes to another iPhone with the new operating system, the text shows in blue as an iMessage. Are we using data from our data plans, if the two phones are connected to the internet? If both phones are away from the internet - and the texts travel over cell towers - are we using data from our plans? Do iPhone to iPhone calls count against minutes when two different carriers are involved.
 

showguy

Member
Silver
Dec 2, 2007
769
15
18
Long Island, NY
#2
If the messages go through as I messages you are using data if you are not connected to wifi. As far as phone calls go most Likely you are using mobile cell minutes if you call an iPhone on another carrier.
 
Oct 23, 2011
4
0
1
#4
You don't need to be connected to wifi to send iMessages if you're both using iPhones on the newest iOS. I doubt is takes from data plan. I have 3 children with iPod touched & they do not have data plans but must run on wifi to iMessage.


“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”-Oscar Wilde
 
Oct 3, 2009
986
31
48
#6
You don't need to be connected to wifi to send iMessages if you're both using iPhones on the newest iOS. I doubt is takes from data plan. I have 3 children with iPod touched & they do not have data plans but must run on wifi to iMessage.


“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”-Oscar Wilde
If you are not on wi-fi it absolutely takes from your data plan.
 

RoofMonkey

Genius
Gold
Jun 21, 2010
8,856
2,047
113
Florida
#8
Unless your attaching photos / videos, I imagine the amount it uses is rather minuscule. But as others have said.... Not on wifi it does use your data plan.
 
Oct 3, 2009
986
31
48
#9
Odd. I think I read that somewhere! ;)
Whoops. I was in the process of replying to that post a while ago and then got side tracked with dinner and then came back and clicked send. Didn't see your post.


I had to shut off iMessage on the wife's phone because she is on a limited data plan and sends pictures and video all the time. It was really eating into her data package.