iMessage Issue

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Alkali

Member
Bronze
Nov 1, 2010
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Nigeria
#1
My friends,
I have a problem that disturbs me lots!
In Nigeria no one uses iMessage, the GSM networks does not allow it. My problem is despite that I find it impossible to send regular Sms to some numbers in my contacts I kept getting error message " before iMessage can be sent you have to enable it in settings". I disable anything to do with iMessage in all my Apple devices but to no avail. Moreover, small amount of money is deducted from my account periodically as charges for iMessages sent. What hurts more is some contacts do not even have Apple phones. Please help.
 

Europa

Moderator
Senior Moderator
Dec 12, 2008
28,365
5,505
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Utah
#2
My friends,
I have a problem that disturbs me lots!
In Nigeria no one uses iMessage, the GSM networks does not allow it. My problem is despite that I find it impossible to send regular Sms to some numbers in my contacts I kept getting error message " before iMessage can be sent you have to enable it in settings". I disable anything to do with iMessage in all my Apple devices but to no avail. Moreover, small amount of money is deducted from my account periodically as charges for iMessages sent. What hurts more is some contacts do not even have Apple phones. Please help.
Go here to deregister your phone number from iMessages.