iMessage Question?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ashkin1194, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Ashkin1194 macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2011
    So iMessage sends the message to two ios5 devices over 3G/Wifi, right? What if, for instance, my girlfriend is in an area of bad coverage for the night but I have 3G coverage. When I send an iMessage "text" how will she get it? She won't until she gets 3G or wifi coverage, right? That seems like a loophole. If I need to get in touch with her over text, I shouldn't have to manually disable iMessage just to send her an SMS.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    If the sender or receiver doesn't have a data connection, but is an iPhone. The iPhone waits five minutes, then resends the iMessage as a SMS.
  3. Comeagain? macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    The iPhone will send the message from EDGE/3G/Wifi. It will use which ever radio it can. Preferring wifi and imessage, but will send as SMS
  4. Ashkin1194 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_6 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E200 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Oh cool! Thanks intell that's exactly what I expected it to do but I didn't know that functionality was there.

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