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Old Feb 23, 2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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I cant text people without iMessage. Urgent Help Needed.

I am trying to text someone who has an iPhone 3gs and is on a firmware 4.x.x. Whenever i try to text him it says "(phone number) is not registered with iMessage" and i cant hit send after i type out my message. I tried disabling iMessage in settings, but when i go back to the Messages app it want me to set it up again and i cant just say no. I am on an iPhone 4, 5.0.1 jailbroken.

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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I am trying to text someone who has an iPhone 3gs and is on a firmware 4.x.x. Whenever i try to text him it says "(phone number) is not registered with iMessage" and i cant hit send after i type out my message. I tried disabling iMessage in settings, but when i go back to the Messages app it want me to set it up again and i cant just say no. I am on an iPhone 4, 5.0.1 jailbroken.

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tell that person to download IOS5
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 01:50 PM   #3
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Are you sending the text to his number or his email? If you answer number, are you SURE it's his number (iMessage uses numbers and/or email, if that wasn't clear)? Lastly, are you able to send normal texts to anyone else.

Also, go to Settings>Messages, and then see if "Send as SMS" is ON. THat is what will allow you to bypass iMessage if iMessage isn't allowing receipt.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 01:55 PM   #4
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iOS 5 is the answer.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 01:59 PM   #5
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iOS 5 is the answer.
This isn't the answer. He should still be able to send standard texts to iOS devices without them having to have iOS5 installed.
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Did he ever upgrade his 3Gs to iOS5? If so, it's serial number was registered with Apple as a device that could recieve iMessages, and I don't know how he'd get himself off that list
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This isn't the answer. He should still be able to send standard texts to iOS devices without them having to have iOS5 installed.
Exactly, my friend lost her 4 running iOS 5 and went back to her 3G...does it make sense that I simply wouldn't be able to text her without her having iOS 5 installed?
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Did he ever upgrade his 3Gs to iOS5? If so, it's serial number was registered with Apple as a device that could recieve iMessages, and I don't know how he'd get himself off that list
Even so, the information I posted above should get around this. That's why the option is there, in case that happens.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 02:37 PM   #9
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Are you sending the text to his number or his email? If you answer number, are you SURE it's his number (iMessage uses numbers and/or email, if that wasn't clear)? Lastly, are you able to send normal texts to anyone else.

Also, go to Settings>Messages, and then see if "Send as SMS" is ON. THat is what will allow you to bypass iMessage if iMessage isn't allowing receipt.
I don't have that option. I took some screencaps that might help.

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Very strange. Belopw is an image of what mine looks like. Maybe try turning iMessage on and then off? Also, your "receive at" is there a phone number there, or just email? I have my phone number and my email there. Make sure there is a phone number there, at the very least.

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 02:46 PM   #11
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Very strange. Belopw is an image of what mine looks like. Maybe try turning iMessage on and then off? Also, your "receive at" is there a phone number there, or just email? I have my phone number and my email there. Make sure there is a phone number there, at the very least.
I may have figured out the problem, I just put my iPhone into safe mode and went into messages and everything was there that was in your picture and I was able to send the text.

I'm guessing I should restore my phone then?
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My mistake.
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I may have figured out the problem, I just put my iPhone into safe mode and went into messages and everything was there that was in your picture and I was able to send the text.

I'm guessing I should restore my phone then?
You can try, although I am not sure why safe mode would bring up MORE options than running in standard. Do you have any jailbreak texting apps that might be conflicting here?
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