To preface, I have an iPhone, iPad, and Mac Mini that I frequently use. iMessage and text forwarding setup is pretty slick in that now I can see all texts from Apple or Android users on all 3 devices. A few years ago, iMessage was awesome because when the kids had iPods, they could text me (when connected to wifi of course) and messages would show on all of my devices. But now, since they have iPhones, and with the text forwarding, I get all messages from everyone now when sent to my iPhone telephone number (I don't think anyone sends to my Apple ID via iMessage anymore). Is there a downside if I were to disable iMessage completely on my phone and devices? I guess my first question is...does disabling iMessage kill text forwarding? I don't really care if my texts are "blue" or "green". As long as they all come through of course. I currently have some group chats that are mixed with Android users and as far as I can tell, everything comes through ok....even on my Mac Mini. Just wanted to see if I'm missing a key feature if iMessage...especially if the text forwarding is tied to it. Thanks!