Dumb iMessage question...

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Dazd, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Dazd macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Hi all
    This is probably a bit of a silly question but does iMessage work internationally for free? I'm guessing it does but then started to question myself LOL

    I'm in the UK and I have a friend in the US, we both have iPhones so would an iMessage be like sending a message via Skype? ie Free?

    Thanks to anyone who helps this day weary mind to find some clarity lol

    Daz :)
  2. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    iMessage uses data so watch for data roaming so yes, it would be "free."
  3. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    I would assume so but for your first billing cycle I would use it sparingly then consult your bill when it comes just to be doubly sure.
  4. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    Yes, it is just like Skype, AIM, MSN Messanger, Email. It sends as data. It's as "free" as browsing the web on your iPhone. The amount of data iMessage uses is extremely small (ex. 10,000 typical messages > 10MB).
  5. skowser macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2010
  6. fidodif macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2011
    Yes, it is free. I use it all the time to send messages to my brother in Singapore.
  7. Dazd thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Fantastic, thanks everyone. I thought it would be free but you know sometimes when you doubt yourself lol

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