Why is iMessage better than standard SMS?

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Ok I've heard about iMessage and actually received my first one. Why is it better than standard SMS?


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because your carrier counts as data instead of SMS and you can send it to iPod touches and iPads.
 

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And those with iPads and iPod Touches can now send texts to people with iPods, iPads and iPhones without having to install a third party app.

If you have two iDevices, your messages will show up on both.
 

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because its blue and blue is mo betta than green
 

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Sounds like Apple has sold out to the carriers and helping them push more data. AT&T claims that they need to throttle top users for network congestion. So let push a few kb's down the pipe.


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And those with iPads and iPod Touches can now send texts to people with iPods, iPads and iPhones without having to install a third party app.

If you have two iDevices, your messages will show up on both.
Which is TERRI-BAD.
nothing like leaving evidence on your ipad which might be at home..
while you are having inappropriate texts on your phone at work
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Sounds like Apple has sold out to the carriers and helping them push more data. AT&T claims that they need to throttle top users for network congestion. So let push a few kb's down the pipe.

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I think it might actually be the opposite. I have so many friends that have iPhones, that I could probably reduce my texting plan down to the lowest available one now...actually costing the carriers money.
 

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Which is TERRI-BAD.
nothing like leaving evidence on your ipad which might be at home..
while you are having inappropriate texts on your phone at work
:p
Because that is the main concern of everyone. Come on.
 
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Also messages send way faster to another device thats also using imessage
 

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I think it might actually be the opposite. I have so many friends that have iPhones, that I could probably reduce my texting plan down to the lowest available one now...actually costing the carriers money.
That may be true for some, for us however, we have unlimited texting and limited data. It's even a recommendation on the AT&T site for us. I feel moving more services to the data stream would benefit them in the long run.


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That may be true for some, for us however, we have unlimited texting and limited data. It's even a recommendation on the AT&T site for us. I feel moving more services to the data stream would benefit them in the long run.
Actually I view it as more of a benefit for the iPad and iPod, which are on WiFi anyway.
 
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Also messages send way faster to another device thats also using imessage
That's true but I don't think there's a speech to text option with iMessage, I could be wrong though. With that option I can dictate an SMS in 5 seconds that would take me maybe 60 secs to type...
 

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I don't like the feature of them telling the person if the message was delivered or read...I think that is a feature that you should be able to enable/disable.


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delivery, yes. Although I don't see why you would want to disable that. Don't you always want to know that your message was delivered?