What does iMessage do and why would I use it?

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I love iMessage! Canadian texting is now free! We are no longer restricted to just email.
Free international is a great service.

I do so wish BBM would go cross platform because I've still many close friends and fam on Blackberry. The Canadian affect you know.

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You are missing the point.
I get the point and but don't really care if you do or don't use iMessage. Since you have already stated you do not use it there is little more you can offer on the topic.


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I do wish iMessage had 'Read Receipt' on by default. Sort of like BlackBerry Messenger...
Me too. I hate having to tell everyone to turn it on. But as a control freak I have to lol.




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Free international is a great service.

I do so wish BBM would go cross platform because I've still many close friends and fam on Blackberry. The Canadian affect you know.

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Don't worry. They will soon have to abandon that sinking ship.


But seriously, I have a few BB hold-outs as close friends too (one of the last has an iPhone 4S on order). Best I could do was have us use WhatsApp Messenger. At least it has the sent/read indicators.



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iMessage is good if you want to sent a video through text. If you are on 3G the quality of the video will be reduced but on WiFi it isn't. That's why I use it. Other than that is pretty much useless if you are on unlimited texting plan
This. iMessage does not compress video, SMS does. To those who think iMessage is pointless, it's not. Not everyone can afford cel bills, iPad, iPod are used by many and useful for those who want to text to one another, not just kids. Rumor saying it will be implemented with iChat for Mac users. Who knows? Build it and they will come.
 

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I have a friend who is in south Africa for a fee weeks, he has an iPhone. Will imessaging him run my phone bill up?
 

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I have a friend who is in south Africa for a fee weeks, he has an iPhone. Will imessaging him run my phone bill up?
No, it shouldn't. They aren't billed to carriers but it however uses data. So running on WIFI shouldn't be a problem, now would it?


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No, it shouldn't. They aren't billed to carriers but it however uses data. So running on WIFI shouldn't be a problem, now would it?


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I'm lucky enough to have unlimited data but idk about him, ill mention the wifi thing
 

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No, it shouldn't. They aren't billed to carriers but it however uses data. So running on WIFI shouldn't be a problem, now would it?


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oh and unlimited texting should cover long distance lol
 
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I get the point and but don't really care if you do or don't use iMessage. Since you have already stated you do not use it there is little more you can offer on the topic.


Michael
It's amazing how you can totally discount a valid opinion from someone just because it may not apply to you. You don't have to be totally abrasive just because someone has a different opinion or experience than you. It's pretty obvious that you might not care if someone uses it or not, but you certainly care WHY they don't use it.
 
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Also when you are on any airplane and don't have Cell Service, you can still text if you access the airline's WiFi.
Last time I was on a plane, they wanted cells turned off. Or in airplane mode.
 

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...curious, do you (asking all of you here) have your mobile number or email address as the CallerID?
 

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...curious, do you (asking all of you here) have your mobile number or email address as the CallerID?
It depend on how they setup and it's optional, really. iPod and iPad don't use mobile number, so email will only show as Caller ID. Hopes that helps. :)
 

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I do wish iMessage had 'Read Receipt' on by default. Sort of like BlackBerry Messenger...
I agree. I don't see why they made it an option. Wish they would have just integrated it right in from the beginning.
 

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I agree. I don't see why they made it an option. Wish they would have just integrated it right in from the beginning.
Privacy control? Think about it. ;)
 

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So put it in airplane mode. You can still use iMessage.
Now I wonder how it can sent data if it's in airplane mode without wifi connection. ;)


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