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Old Dec 23, 2011, 01:05 PM   #26
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Does the internet work internationally?
You must not know about China I see. Communist countries hate the internet.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 01:46 PM   #27
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It works for AT&T but still utilizes your phones data plan. If you get on wifi then it's free.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 02:33 PM   #28
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You must not know about China I see. Communist countries hate the internet.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 09:03 PM   #29
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I see, that seems like a pain!
Didn't know any part of the world would do that to their users, seems silly!

But you can use either number or mail or both to receive iMessages at. Have you tried both by adding the second?




You can only do the opposite, but there is a way around it, if you don't want a charge then turn the phone into flight mode and turn on wifi and send a message to make sure you are not getting charged.

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well it works fine for me! I was quoting some user in here about imessage not working in china.
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Old Dec 24, 2011, 08:14 AM   #30
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iMessage works fine in China. I use it every day...
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 04:04 AM   #31
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iMessage works fine in China. I use it every day...
Yep. It works for me as well here in Beijing. Occasionally, I get the green text bubble instead of the imessage bubble, but most often it just means there is a problem with my network (wifi/3g) connection. Nothing that a power cycle hasn't been able to fix. Though, I do have a friend here in the city who has a Chinese iPhone 4S, but iMessage doesn't work with him so...
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 09:45 PM   #32
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iMessage - International SMS

I have been billed for SMS i sent to US from Australia which showed up on my iPhone as iMessage (blue bubble). My Phone and SMS Carrier (Optus ##@$ers) said that SMS may have gone from my phone as iMessage but may not have been received as iMessage (Sounds like loads of rubbish).
Well point is it may depends a lot on your service provider. Try few message and see if in your next bill you are getting charged for it. if not well and good. if you are better use apps like 'VIBER' or 'Whatsapp'. Other person must also have those apps on their smartphone.



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Then using anything against the internet would not work as its basically the same thing.

I'm guessing he hasn't enabled iMessage in the settings..
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 09:49 PM   #33
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Yup, I text my friends in the US all the time. I'm currently located in Bolivia.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 10:41 PM   #34
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it sure does between the us and europe
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 11:00 PM   #35
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I live in China and iMessage doe not work for me, at least it does not work internationally. Everything leaves as SMS.
I spent 13 hours in Beijing on my way to thailand and the Philippines and iMessage worked just fine, I've never had a problem sending iMessages from ANYWHERE in the world
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Old Jul 31, 2014, 09:59 AM   #36
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The cellphone number I have is correct and it won't work. Should I try using the email address?
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Old Jul 31, 2014, 10:29 AM   #37
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The cellphone number I have is correct and it won't work. Should I try using the email address?
You can try. Are you sure whoever you're trying to contact has an iOS device and has iMessage enabled in the first place?

Keep in mind, international cellphone numbers must formatted as follows in order to work (without the greater than/less than symbols):

+<country code><area code><phone number>
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Old Jul 31, 2014, 11:17 AM   #38
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I wouldn't be surprised if China blocked iMessage, since it is encrypted and the Chinese government has no way to eavesdrop on the messages.

The Chinese government doesn't trust its citizens, in fact, it's the other way around, they are ridiculously paranoid and thus demand to be able to spy on everything, everyone, and censor anything on a whim. This hurts people who are just trying to communicate securely. I feel badly for the Chinese who have to deal with this all the time.

SMS is trivial for the government to eavesdrop on, so that's why it's allowed. But you will likely have to pay for SMS to and from China.

You might try using newer services that the Chinese government might not have blocked yet, like Telegram.
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Old Jul 31, 2014, 12:17 PM   #39
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when i went overseas my imessage worked and it was amazing to have it i didnt need to buy sms package or minutes or anything when i had wifi it was good enough or it just used from my data package i bought like 300mb and it was enough for like a month.
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Old Aug 1, 2014, 07:32 AM   #40
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iMessage works fine in China. I use it every day...
It worked fine for me too in China when I was there last year, I was able to imessage my wife back in the UK no problem at all. I was using a local China Telecom SIM card though, rather than my own one from home. Maybe that had something to do with it.
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Old Aug 1, 2014, 10:30 AM   #41
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My brother worked in Ecuador for a few weeks and we were able to talk via iMessage.
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Old Aug 1, 2014, 07:13 PM   #42
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Just curious if I (living in the U.S.) can send SMS and MMS via iMessage for free to a friend in the U.K.
Yes of course.

Think of it like WhatsApp or MSN Messenger. If 2 people have an iOS device, they can imessage. Location doesn't matter. All chat apps work the same way.

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I wouldn't be surprised if China blocked iMessage, since it is encrypted and the Chinese government has no way to eavesdrop on the messages.

The Chinese government doesn't trust its citizens, in fact, it's the other way around, they are ridiculously paranoid and thus demand to be able to spy on everything, everyone, and censor anything on a whim. This hurts people who are just trying to communicate securely. I feel badly for the Chinese who have to deal with this all the time.

SMS is trivial for the government to eavesdrop on, so that's why it's allowed. But you will likely have to pay for SMS to and from China.

You might try using newer services that the Chinese government might not have blocked yet, like Telegram.
I think the only way to do that is for them to sell iphones without an sms app.
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Old Aug 1, 2014, 07:21 PM   #43
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iMesssage works with all iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch running iOS 7+. iMessage also works on Mac OSX 10.8+. iMessage does not care about national or international. All iMessage cares about is a phone number or email.
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Old Aug 2, 2014, 02:27 PM   #44
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Yes!

Been traveling to ecuador and south east Asia. I use my email as the sender and received for iMessages so that my contacts don't get new phone numbers from me since I get a sim from each new country. Great way to keep in touch and love iMessage. It's definitely a great apple feature since everyone I text had iMessage.
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Old Aug 2, 2014, 02:33 PM   #45
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Just curious if I (living in the U.S.) can send SMS and MMS via iMessage for free to a friend in the U.K.
Your carrier will charge you only for cellular data, if you are not connected to Wi-Fi. SMS and MMS are completely other services and do not require internet.
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