Cannot send imessages to contacts

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Marcellus, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Marcellus macrumors member

    Marcellus

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    I tried to send a text message from my iPad mini to a friend who has an Android smartphone. When I put her mobile number in the send space, it turns red and says "This contact is not registered with iMessage." I then tried to send it to her email address, and received the same message. I am able to send her text messages from my iPhone 4s, but not from my iPad mini. Why is that? Is there a fix for this? Thank you.
     
  2. Lunfai macrumors 65816

    Lunfai

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    iMessage is a iOS feature only, meaning it only works on iPod Touch/iPad/iPhone's. If you want to send 'internet' messages, then download What'sAPP for free (limited time promotion). The reason it works on your iPhone is because you're sending her a standard text message (green bubble, instead of blue).
     
  3. Marcellus thread starter macrumors member

    Marcellus

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I went to What'sApp but it does not look like it supports the iPad: "We currently do not support tablets, computers, or Wi-Fi only devices, and do not plan to do so in the foreseeable future."
    http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/20951556
    Do you know of any other app that will allow me to send text messages to non-IOS devices? Thank you again.
     
  4. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    TextNow. Sends text messages to any cell phone, tablet, and even computers.
     

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