iMessage just made me BROKE!

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

  1. bushido Suspended

    bushido

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    OMG

    i was using iMessage today for literally 4 hours straight at class and at some point it must have suddenly changed to sms without me realizing it.

    now the worst part, my friend lives in australia and i'm in germany.

    :eek:

    i'm gonna die
     
  2. Votekinky06 macrumors 6502

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    Yikes, you should definitely change that setting that causes it to send an SMS if iMessage is not available
     
  3. subq macrumors member

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    carrier text vs imessage are different colors, not sure how you could make that mistake
     
  4. bushido thread starter Suspended

    bushido

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    they were blue and once i left the campus and got on 3G they were green. like as in the ones i already sent, not the ones i sent once i left the wifi
     
  5. renewed macrumors 68040

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    That doesn't make any sense.
     
  6. Houstonian macrumors newbie

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    If you were indeed sending SMS's overseas is there anyway you can retroactively amend your plan to give you petter pricing rather than what you currently have?
     
  7. bushido thread starter Suspended

    bushido

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    sry again ...

    i sent "iMessages" over wifi at campus
    i left the campus
    went on 3G
    now those "iMessages" were suddenly green instead of blue
    my friend was like "lol did u realize u sent me text"

    :confused:
     
  8. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

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    maybe your provider will have a kind heart.

    about 10 years ago i was at the beach near pensacola florida and was using my cell phone on the balcony overlooking the gulf.

    evidently i was hitting a tower on an oil rig or something in international waters instead of going through the concrete 10 story structure i was in.

    that week i was on the phone for close to 15 hours, and almost every minute of it rang up as an international call at $4/minute.

    however, a call to my provider straightened it all out.
     
  9. MCRunning macrumors 6502

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    If an iMessage is unable to deliver, it then sends it as an SMS. Under your messages turn off "send as sms" to prevent this from happening in the future.
     
  10. Votekinky06 macrumors 6502

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    That actually makes perfect sense. There is a pretty long delay before it converts it to an SMS.
     
  11. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    Das sind nicht gut...

    Call dein netvork provider and explain what happened
     
  12. firefighterk macrumors member

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    so if i use imessenger to contact a friends from the UK from the usa its free?
     
  13. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

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    essentially. it uses a few bytes of data which will count against your plan... but you can send thousands and thousands and thousands of texts before it adds up at all.
     

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