iMessages not converting to text

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by 1stalban, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. 1stalban macrumors member

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    I know that I have the ability to point my phone to send SMS when iMessage is unavailable. What I've found is that the process can take a V-E-R-Y long time to go that way. The problem I'm running into is that if I notice that it hasn't "gone" in a few minutes, I'm unable to press and hold the message to force it to send as a text. The only option I get is to either copy it or send as an email.

    Typically, I've found that when I run into something like this, it's user error but I am unable to find out where I'm making my mistake.

    Any expert advice would be appreciated!
     
  2. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    I've never heard of or seen the option to send as an email. Where are you located and who is your carrier?
     
  3. 1stalban thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm located in Kansas City, MO and have AT&T as my carrier.
     
  4. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

    r2shyyou

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    Okay, I searched around and found what sounds like a plausible explanation for this:

    I hadn't heard of this before but it certainly makes sense.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. 1stalban thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah ha! That makes perfect sense and I'm actually embarrassed I didn't think of that before! I've forgotten that I have two listings for my daughter in my contacts...one with a phone number and one without. Naturally, I was trying to convert the iMessage to her in the account that didn't have her phone number.

    So, I was correct in my original post...it WAS user error! Thanks for your help. I greatly appreciate it.
     

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