iMessage question

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by drewaz, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. drewaz macrumors regular

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    Sorry, not sure what forum to post this in ...

    I'm going to be traveling out of the US soon ... will it be possible to send iMessage texts from Europe to the US and vice verse over wifi for free?
     
  2. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Yes. (assuming, of course, you're in a place with free WiFi ;))
     
  3. drewaz thread starter macrumors regular

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    excellent.

    we will have free wifi in all of the hotels

    one more question, if you don't mind ....

    say I send a text from iMessage over wifi to someone that doesn't have iMessage .... can I text back and forth with them for free?

    ATT wants a lot of $$$$ for international texting.

    thanks again
     
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  5. Menel macrumors 603

    Menel

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    Get Hangouts for your droid friends,
    iMessage for your iPhone friends.

    Make sure you disable your cellular, fallback to sms, leave in airplane mode... or even better, pull the sim card and leave at home.
     
  6. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    No - you can only use iMessage on WiFi to other iMessage users, not to a phone number not linked to an Apple ID.

    There are apps that do SMS texting over WiFi. I have TextMe, but I have minimal need for an app for this. There may be better ones out there.

    Also many people use WhatsApp or Skype for messaging.
     
  7. drewaz thread starter macrumors regular

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