How do I get text message not iMessage as a default?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by LSUtigers03, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    I have an Android phone now but when all my friends with iOS5 send me a message it still defaults as an iMessage since I used to have an iPhone 4. Is there a way to get it to change to a text message without them having to turn off iMessage completely?
     
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  3. deftdrummer macrumors regular

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    I fail to see the significance of this. If you have an Android phone you get a text message. You're not part of the iMessage game. Why it bothers you...?
     
  4. verwon macrumors 68030

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    They said they used to have an iPhone with iMessage, so friends phones are still trying to use iMessage first. It's a known quirk.
     
  5. LSUtigers03 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I didn't know it was a known issue. That sucks. Thanks for the info.
     
  6. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, there've been quite a few complaints about it and many have said they reported it to Apple. Sorry! I know delayed messages suck.
     
  7. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    Must be Apple's tactic to keep people from moving to Androids... lol
     
  8. deftdrummer macrumors regular

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    Oh I see what you're saying now....I guess it would come down to apple purging email addresses of users who have not used iMessage for a month or something. That, or something magical.
     

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