What happens when I send an iMessage to someone without a 3G or Wifi Signal?

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  1. bmblum macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone. This is my first post. I swear I tried searching for the answer to my question first.

    So, let's say I'm iMessageing (iMing? iM-ing?) my friend from my iPhone to hers, when I have a 3G signal and she only has a 2G signal. What happens to the message?

    Brian
     
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  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Not sure. She'll get the message... it will fall back to SMS if necessary. Might come in over EDGE data, though.
     
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    When she is back on Wifi or 3G she will receive it.
     
  5. cdebnil macrumors regular

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    and you'll get a notification at that point that its been delivered.
     
  6. pierino84 macrumors member

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    Recipient offline

    If the recipient is offline (data/wifi off), will the iPhone send text as sms?
    How long will it take to revert to sms?
    I suppose the iPhone will rely on pings made by apple servers to the recipient phone, and they will warn the sender that the recipient's iphone is offline.
    Will it send the sms automatically?
     
  7. SydneyJunkie macrumors regular

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    If the recipient is offline (data/wifi off), will the iPhone send text as sms? yes

    How long will it take to reverse to sms? if you disconnect, bubbles go green and stay green. connect to network and bubbles go blue.

    I suppose the iPhone will rely on pings made by apple servers to the recipient phone, and they will warn the sender that the recipient's iphone is offline. you will tell by the bubble color and "text message" or "imessage" will display above
    Will it send the sms automatically? the text or imessage will go through the same
     
  8. pierino84 macrumors member

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    I was asking this because earlier I was doing some tests with my girlfriend. I went shopping with my data/wifi off and I said to her to send me a message.
    In her iphone I was still blue while and the message was delivered only when I got back home.:confused:
     
  9. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    you can hold down the message and send it as a text if it doesn't get delivered.

    i turned off 'send as text' in the menu cause i send messages internationally.. and i don't want it to send as a text especially if it's bound to the US

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  10. bmblum thread starter macrumors newbie

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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)

    Thanks.
     
  11. bmblum thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I was hoping, but I don't think that's the case. It seems that if I send a message to someone that I have successfully sent an iMessage to in the past, it will default to sending an iMessage.

    I guess if I want to message someone that I think might be in area with bad wireless service and no WiFi, then I should send an SMS. Bummer.
     

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