iMessage question!

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by scyther890, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. scyther890 macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2009
    Hey guys, i was wondering when you have ios5, will the iMessage be able to send SMS to other ipads or itouches WITHOUT USING 3G OR WIFI. My plan involves very little 3G.. Since iMessage is meant for things to send for free via wifi and 3G, i'd rather it send SMS only when im outside of the house. Is there a way to do that? I know in the settings of the iPhone there is turn iMessage off, but does that make me only send SMS? Or does that block my from messages sent from other iMessage users?

    Please help and thanks!
  2. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    no. If you don't want to send iMessages, and send SMS messages instead, then you can turn off iMessages, but then you cannot send messages to iPads or iPod Touches. Only to phones.
  3. stevensr123 macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2010
    Question, how can you tell if it's a iMessage? and can you send an iMessage to a iPhone that isn't on ios5?
  4. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    iMessages are Blue, SMS are green. You can only send iMessages to iOS 5 devices.
  5. scyther890 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2009
    oh, damn. If you turn iMessage off, can you still RECEIVE an iMessage from an ios5 user?
  6. SunnyFL macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    So you can not exchange text with people not using IOS5? How do I send a text to a friend using an Android phone?
  7. billsrcursed macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    imessage is exclusive to ios5. It's also "blue"

    Normal sms interaction hasn't changed. You'll still be able to text others. this remains "green".

    Hope this helps.
  8. SunnyFL macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010

    You can only do Normal sms interaction with the iPhone I take it not with an iPad? Will still have to use Text Free for that I am guessing.

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