iMessage is awesome

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by SR71, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    So much faster than texting, especially on wifi. It's like IM'ing, only better. Just felt like letting you guys know how I feel about iMessages lol. Read/delivery receipts and the typing indicator is pretty awesome, too.

    Anyone else agree?
     
  2. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    Agreed! Now I just need all my contacts to buy iPhones...
     
  3. jwingfie macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously!

    The person I talk to most (g/f) has an android, but luckily, almost all of my family has iPhones so I get to test all the fun features with them.
     
  4. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I like it too! Especially like the nice blue - it's a welcome change!

    I am going to harass my iPhone-owning friends until they upgrade. ;)
     
  5. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Its really awesome that you can just text their phone number and it will be an iMessage instead of a text!
     
  6. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    Only iPhones around here are 1 friend, my brother (who has yet to upgrade to iOS 5) and mum (who just bought a 4S this morning). I'll have to work on converting :)
     
  7. fjrabon macrumors regular

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    yeah, I have a feeling I will be better friends with people who have iMessage. :)
     
  8. JazzyGB1 macrumors regular

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    Slow!

    No it isn't - it's slow and unnecessary.
    It took half an hour to receive a two line message from my wife earlier today - I have now turned it off.
    With all the unlimited texts included in tariffs these days, it's absolutely pointless anyway.
    too little too late with imessage! :)
     
  9. aajeev macrumors regular

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    You are missing the point of the iMessage. I seriously don't think Apple came up with it so that people can "save on text message fee" (although it could be a side benefit). The bigger picture is that you can now message between your iPod touch, and iPad, and at the same time you can you sync across all of your idevices. Although it is hard to imaging some body who has a cellphone to be without some kind of text message plan these days, but I think the point is not have a messaging system across idevices.
     
  10. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    Wow really? It's been really quick whenever I have tested it out, and seems to be for other people here too.
    And not everyone has unlimited messages :)
     
  11. JazzyGB1 macrumors regular

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    Being able to sync things has nothing to do with iMessage.
    And something that takes 30 minutes is hardly 'instant' is it?
    Yes it may be handy for those who have iPod touches and iPads to message each other, but how many do?
    those who needed it already had Skype, email and countless other methods of messaging.
    So iMessge is like a broken pencil...pointless!
     
  12. handi macrumors member

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    30 minutes, I would think that has something to do with the network you're on and not iMessage. I'm also one of the people that are bugging all my iPhone friends to upgrade so it can be used.
     
  13. sdusniper macrumors newbie

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    how do i know..who has imessage in my contact list????
     
  14. handi macrumors member

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    The is a little blue bubble next to the contact name.
     
  15. JazzyGB1 macrumors regular

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    What network?
    iMessages are sent via the internet - there is no network?
    It's not a network problem, it's an imessage problem.
    its the most gimmiky feature in IOS5 and almost useless IMO.
     
  16. jwingfie macrumors 6502a

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    People refer to your wireless internet setup as a network

    And if you are not connected to Wifi, it is sent over the internet that your wireless phone network provides you.

    Mine are sent and received instantly.
     
  17. klrobinson999 macrumors 6502

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    do you iMessage via phone # or e-mail address? I can only get e-mail addresses (Apple IDs) to work.
     
  18. handi macrumors member

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    Internet that is used on your wireless providers network or your home network. Therefore I would still consider your problem to be a network problem.
     
  19. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    Completely disagree with everyone that likes iMessage. It's a flawed idea, but I wish it wasn't :/
     
  20. penguy macrumors 6502

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    it's worked instantly for me as well and I have been using phone numbers, not email addresses. It's a nice feature...does it really matter to me? not so much because I have unlimited family text package to deal withe volume of texts my kids send.
     
  21. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    If they can ever sort out the issue with some messages going to only your phone vs. all devices based on whether the message was sent to you number or email address, iMessage could be a beast.

    Imagine they roll it out for Mac. You now receive all of your messages on your phone, iPad, and Mac. You can pickup the conversation from anywhere, etc.

    However, SMS as a standard still looms as the largest obstacle to something like this.
     
  22. JazzyGB1 macrumors regular

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    I'm on a 50MB cable connection - the network is not the problem!
    I'd consider it an app(le) problem.
    Its really a response to the Blackberry's IM, but it doesn't get close.
    Instead it feels like a childrens school yard app.
    rubbish!
     
  23. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    it is pretty cool, wish it was on an earlier update and before i switched from 200 to 1000 text plan. oh well.
     
  24. penguy macrumors 6502

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    and yet there are not very many people who are having the issue you seem to be having. Most every other post has stated that it is working exceptionally fast...perhaps there is something in your settings that are contributing to the sluggish behavior?

    On my phone, I find iOS 5 to be laggy and slow for a number of things...(iMessage is not one of them, however)
     

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