iMessage on iPad will only work with e-mail addresses

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by klrobinson999, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. klrobinson999 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I've tried to send iMessages to people I know who have iPhones and have downloaded iOS5. However, it will only allow me to send the messages via e-mail addresses, not their phone numbers. I assumed that you could iMessage with their phone #? Anyone else having similar problems?
     
  2. charliehifi macrumors newbie

    charliehifi

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    #2
    It shouldn't matter. The message should show up in the iMessage app anyway, or am I wrong?
     
  3. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

    Fliesen

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    maybe you have to force a re'check' of their number as to whether it's iMessage-able
    or have THEM send YOU an iMessage from their phone, that should do the trick.

    at first, my GF's iPhone wasn't available for iMessage either, then i deleted the conversation, started a new one, it scanned her number again and voilá, blue speech bubbles
     
  4. LucasLand macrumors 6502a

    LucasLand

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    #4
    i believe it only works if your friends register their emails and phone numbers, otherwise you get bubkis
     

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