Sending SMS Messages via Messenges

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jwolf6589, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Dec 15, 2010
    Sometimes for some out of this world reason when I try and send someone a message in Messenger to a regular cell phone (non iOs) Messenger always defaults to messenger and does not let me send the message via AIM (which can send regular SMS messages to non iOs cell phones). Has anyone had this problem? I am aware of clicking on the down arrow in the window, however not always is there an option to send an AIM message and I am logged into AIM. For some contacts it works and others it does not. Anyone know why?

    For example tonight I tried doing the following.

    Sending iOS Messages to iPhones/ipads via Messengers and it worked just fine as usual.
    Sending SMS Messages to non iOs phones and for some contacts I was able to type in their name and a option was available to send a AIM SMS Message, but others there was not that option and I do not know why.

    Mac OSX 10.8.2
    Messages/iChat 7.0.1

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