iPhone iMessages do not send, have to force as text message

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by sola77, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. sola77 macrumors member

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    #1
    I have iMessage turned on, but I don't have carrier data because I'm almost always on wifi.

    On wifi, I try to iMessage an iPad of someone who I know has their iMessage turned on, and the status bar loads almost to the very end and does not send and 5 minutes later I get the "Message Failed to Send" popup.

    When not on wifi, texts attempt to go through as iMessages, but obviously don't and I have to force it through as an actual Text Message. Then when I do actually get within wifi, the messages I sent as texts, send AGAIN as iMessages.

    It's infuriating :mad:
     
  2. niji macrumors 6502a

    niji

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    Location:
    tokyo
    #2
    Hi

    I was not aware that an iPhone would be able to send an SMS (Text Message) if it does not have carrier data turned on.

    With only Wi-Fi on I thought it would be able to send iMessages. And only iMessages.

    Is thIs not the case?
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Oct 17, 2011
    #3
    SMS doesn't use data and basically uses the same connection that phone calls use.
     
  4. Yun0 macrumors 65816

    Yun0

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    Winnipeg, Canada
    #4
    sporadic imessage issues for some or the wifi networks u use have a broken trace route to apples servers (or blocked intentionally), i can imessage fine with wifi only with cell data turned off, legit "no service", & removed sim card. works works and works when on wifi here
     

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