iMessage help

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Learylvr., Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Learylvr. macrumors regular

    Learylvr.

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    Hi all, I just have a quick question. My hubby is in England for a week. Is iMessage still free for us, or do I need to use Whats app.???
    Thanks..
     
  2. verwon macrumors 68030

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    iMessage always uses data, rather than cellular, so you will not be charged for it like you would for texts.

    However, if he's not on wifi, there could be international cellular data roaming charges, unless he's using a local sim, has a roaming plan or etc.

    But that would also apply to the other message apps.
     
  3. Learylvr. thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Tell him to take out the sim when he's in England.
    This way the messages will only send and receive by using wifi.
    If he's away from wifi and you send him an imessage and his sim is in then it will come through as a text message with an international text messanging fee at the monthly bill.
     
  5. Learylvr. thread starter macrumors regular

    Learylvr.

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    Awesome thanks for the input... I think so far Skype has been amazing .. Crystal clear. First time he has been back to his home country since he was 10. We are in are early 40s so it's been awhile. Lol. Thanks again for the help.
     

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