I like the idea of iMessage. I have unlimited texting so that part of it isn't too important to me but I like the integration of chats and how it can send pictures more quickly and heck, I like blue more than green. But iMessage will be the absolute death of me! Here's an example: I was iMessaging my girlfriend from my PHONE (with my phone number) to her PHONE (with her phone number, no emails involved). Everything was fine. Conversation was showing up perfectly on my iPad too (although out of order. Thing that makes me mad #1). She sent me a picture. This appeared as a NEW iMessage thread from firstname.lastname@example.org (thing that makes me mad #2). I added her email address to her contact, still two threads. I deleted both threads, deleting the history (thing that makes me mad #3) and am now waiting to see what happens. On my iPad, everything that was from her email never showed up in that conversation, only the phone number stuff. To me this is all unacceptable per what iMessage is advertised to do. I've waste HOURS of my time online trying to figure out iMessage and tried every setting possible on all my devices and all her devices. I will bet money that as soon as I "have it figured out", I will get a second thread from the same person, or she will, or they won't sync between devices. What's the point of such a feature if it's supposed to provide seamless integration between iOS devices and allow you to send via internet instead of cell network? To add to it all, I often work in an area with barely an Edge signal. iMessage will NOT go through at all when this is the case. That's fine, but why the heck won't it automatically send as SMS? It fails, puts a red dot next to it, which I have to manually press, select "send as text" and it sends no problem. Seems to me thats the point of the "automatically send as sms" option if your iMessage fails. That feature has never ever worked even once for me. Anyone else have frustrations with iMessage and just given up and turned it off? ---------- I might also add that when I am in an "Edge" area and my girlfriend (who isn't too tech-savvy) messages my email address inadvertently, I don't get ANY texts from her. She will text me for up to a week and never get a reply because I never received them due to slow internet connection. That to me is also unacceptable.