iPhones automatically iMessage each other using up data?!?!

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  1. backinblack875 macrumors 6502a

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    so i don't have my iPhone yet...but my sister and there boyfriend have tried it and the iPhones automatically send iMessages to each other....we don't have unlimited dat, but unlimited texting...how do you tell it to send just text without turning off iMessage?
     
  2. jwingfie macrumors 6502a

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    You can't. You will have to turn off iMessage.
     
  3. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Keep in mind though... You're sending text over the internet. Text.
     
  4. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ya but texting doesn't use our data...imessage does when not on wifi
     
  5. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    You'd have to send thousands and thousands of these for it to even have a dent on your data.
     
  6. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    even the 200mb plan?
     
  7. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Yes. You'll be fine.
     
  8. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    the 200mb plan will take around 200 million characters to use up with iMessage. If each text is around 160 characters or less on average...well, you get the idea
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You're still dont get.
    You're sending text over data and that is a very tiny amound of data that it will use up out of your data plan.
     
  10. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    would about my slide-up phone now?? i only have texting and calling...no data...how does it send texting then??
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not sure what you're asking.
    What happens when you send a message from your iphone to your regural slideup phone?
    Then it sends it as a regural text.
    Imessages go thru only between iOS devices with firmware 5.0 and higher.
     
  12. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    u said text sends over your data, my phone is a feature phone, and doesn't have data
     
  13. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Ugh... he's not saying you're sending TEXTS (text messages) over data, he's saying you're sending TEXT (letters and numbers) over data.
    As in that's all it is. There's no formatting or pictures or whatever. So the data use is negligible.

    FYI: "Text" was a term hundreds of years before "texting" was a thing.
     
  14. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh, WELL, excuuusssseee meeee. when i see text in a phone convo i assume texting
     
  15. jwingfie macrumors 6502a

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    He was talking about text in the literal sense, as in words on the screen. iMessage text.

    Edit: Beat me to it.
     
  16. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    SMS is not iMessage. SMS, or a "Text Message" is sent via a different means over the network. It's accounted for differently than "Data."

    iMessages are send strictly over a data/internet connection, and can only be sent to other iOS devices, not just any phone that receives texts.
     
  17. Katalysis macrumors member

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    Of all the iOS5 posts, on all of the forums on the internet, I have to come into this one.

    :rolleyes:
     
  18. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Think about what you are saying...a text message is 10¢....the actual data being sent is less than a byte per message. it would take hundreds of iMessages to use up a kilobyte....thousands to use a single megabyte. Which is better?
     
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  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    Exactly, Im done with this thread.
    If the OP still dont get it then the prob lies elsewhere:D

    Me more:D
     
  21. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    you guys got me, I'm so dumb :rolleyes:

    who would ever think text, would mean texting on a phone??!
     
  22. ilovemyibook macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    It's amazing that you are even capable of spelling.
     
  23. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    why do you have to be such a giant tool?? the way they phrased it, naturally made me think of texting.... when one heres text or texting in context with a phone they think TEXTING, as in typing words and sending to another person.
     
  24. Brazzy macrumors regular

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    We all did.

    May god have mercy on op's soul.
     
  25. silver8ack macrumors regular

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    That's because you don't have any reading comprehension. It's ok, there are many others like you.

    Don't be a tool back when you clearly misunderstood, while everyone else got the picture.
     

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