blue and green sent msg's

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  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    In iOS9, in the Messages app when i send msgs some are coloured with a green color, others are colored with a blue and i have no clue what is the difference between those two colors, what do they stand for?
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Blue are sent as an iMessage. Green as an SMS message.
     
  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    And who decides when the msg is an imsg and when its an sms msg?
    Also what is the difference between the two?
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    iMessage are always free. Used when you message another Apple device.
    SMS will use up some of your text allowance from your carrier (most these days are unlimited so no biggie).
    Occasional when texting an Apple device it will switch to SMS, not sure why.
     
  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Will iMessage work only when internet is available?
     
  6. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    You need the internet or a mobile mast to be working. Doesn't matter which.
     
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  8. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    In range of a cell tower. So if you get phone coverage it will work. If you have no wifi or service it won't.
     
  9. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So, if there is no internet connection but there is a phone coverage, there is no "blue" msgs but only "green" ones... is that correct?
     
  10. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I believe so.
     
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