iMessage, Texting doesn't work out of town??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by solo118, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. solo118 macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2011
    Hey all

    I was on a recent business trip to Cali (SF & LA) and my iMessage and text messages just stopped working! I could send messages (they show as green instead of the usual blue to my iPhone contacts) but did not receive anything at all. When I traveled to Puerto Rico last month, there was no problem with either texting or iMessage.

    It was extremely odd so I went down to the Apple store in LA to see what was going on. The genius looked it over and had no explanation for me. They reset my network settings and all! They did want to update my phone to 5.1 but I had not backed up my phone so I did not do it.

    Here is the weird part. On my arrival back to NYC, everything was working as if nothing had happened at all. I did not receive any messages that were sent over the past few days but I am happy I did not have to go back to the store for a replacement.

    Does anyone know why this occurred? I have another business trip coming up next week, and I do not want to have the same problem!
  2. Mliii macrumors 65816


    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern California
    iMessage functions intermittently wherever I go. As Apple will tell you, it's still a Beta. I find outages from time to time in LA, Chicago, DC, etc.
  3. solo118 thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2011
    I can understand iMessage not working, but what about my regular text messages? Why wouldn't that work?
  4. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    iMessage has never been described as a feature in beta.
  5. andyblila macrumors 65816


    Jul 8, 2008
    On My iPhone, or my iPad?
    Mine works everywhere. I'be used it in Singapore, Seychelles, and Thailand. I was able to iMessage my wife back here in California while there.

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