For the record I know imessages need the internet or wifi to send as imessages. But shouldn't imessages send as text right away if you don't have the internet? I find it appalling that both Verizon and Apple answers so far have been you should be on the internet all the time. The person sending the imessage will send theirs but I will not get them until hours later when I get on wifi. Likewise I can't send mine so I'll send it as a text. But the receiving person will tell me that I send two messages. I'm assuming this is an Apple problem because it's just with iphones.