So iMessage is great, I live in Italy and it makes texting my friends cheap and easy.... But I am having a problem. I can't seem to get my phone to send a sms through iMessage to one of my friends in the states unless I put in his email. If I leave it as +1 (XXX) XXX-XXXX it doesnt recognize it as an imessage number. Under his registered numbers he says it lists 1 (xxx) xxx-xxxx as the number. I can send it to his registered gmail account no problem, and he can send to my +39 number just fine Any ideas? Is this a glitch when sending to stateside numbers?