Messages not working when sent to phone number?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by JDENredden, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Mar 29, 2011
    Location:
    Australia.
    #1
    When someone iMessages me to my phone number, I dont get it in the Mac version. But if someone sends it to one of my emails I get it on both iPhone and Mac. I noticed there is no option to add a phone number to Messages on Mac, so I just assumed it would be linked to my Apple ID, but it appears not.

    Anyone else experiencing this?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    Atl
    #2
    Im sitting here searching for the same answer! If I find it ill post, but hopefully someone else knows :)
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Location:
    Switzerland
    #3
    As far as I can remember Messages only works if the email address associated with the user's iCloud account is used (not the phone number).

    When I try to send a message to myself the only entry which appears to be valid is my iCloud email address (I can see a blue cloud next to this listing). On the other hand, I just tried sending a note to my wife's iCloud email address and received an error message that she was not available for iMessage. I don't have the feeling that the developer preview has this application fully sorted out yet.

    I have similar problems with Notes: None of them are synched between my devices and they don't seem to be uploading to the cloud.
     

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