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Old Nov 3, 2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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iMessage with an iPod Touch and Non-Apple Device

Here's a tricky one. Let's say a friend has both an iPod Touch and a non-Apple phone. I want to be able to iMessage the iPod, but still send texts to her phone. Would it be easier to setup one as a new contact called "name's iPod" rather than try to fight where the message goes under a single contact?

Anyone else deal with this?
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Old Nov 3, 2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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Haven't tried it, but you can select in the Messages app whether you want the message to go to the person's phone number or email address. I would expect that if you select email, and that email is associated with iMessage on the touch, that it should go as an iMessage.

Should be simple enough to test, try it and see if the balloon turns blue.
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Old Nov 3, 2011, 01:21 PM   #3
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Haven't tried it, but you can select in the Messages app whether you want the message to go to the person's phone number or email address. I would expect that if you select email, and that email is associated with iMessage on the touch, that it should go as an iMessage.

Should be simple enough to test, try it and see if the balloon turns blue.
The main question is how to go back and forth between sending a message to the iPod, vs sending an sms to the cell phone?
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Old Nov 3, 2011, 03:35 PM   #4
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To send an imessage to an ipod touch it only works via an email address that their imessage is set to listen to. As long as you pick their email address it'll only go to their ipod. Send via their phone number and it will be sms.

It'll work fine like this, the only caveat being that there will their name will be listed twice in your messages list. One thread will contain the blue imessages and the other thread will contain the green sms messages.

No way to mix them into 1 thread.
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