Why is iMessage better than standard SMS?

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  1. Target

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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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  2. acosmichippo

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

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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
     
  5. Target

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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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    Thread moved to the iOS Software section.
     
  7. Target

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    My bad. Sorry, I started this mess.


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  8. macscac

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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
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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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    Because that is the main concern of everyone. Come on.
     
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  11. ITS ME DAVID

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    Also messages send way faster to another device thats also using imessage
     
  12. Rugaby

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    I agree way faster and they tell you when they are delivered.
     
  13. ITS ME DAVID

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    yes nice feature now we know when there ignoring us
     
  14. Target

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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.


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  15. Lon

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    Actually I view it as more of a benefit for the iPad and iPod, which are on WiFi anyway.
     
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    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...
     
  17. canamera

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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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  18. acosmichippo

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    you can.

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  19. Lon

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    Isn't there a difference between Delivery notifications and Read Receipts?
     
  20. acosmichippo

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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?
     

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