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  • 15. Re: Charges for imessage?
    Vertafore Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found that for Verizon, even though the bubbles are blue and that Send as SMS is turned off, I'm still getting charged for iMessages by Verizon. Turns out that the if the iMessages are being sent to the other person's Verizon phone number (even though they have ios5.x, even though the bubble is blue, even though Send as SMS is off, you WILL BE CHARGED! However, if you set iMessage to send to the other person's Apple ID, then you are NOT charged and the texts don't count.

  • 16. Re: Charges for imessage?
    Leann O. Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)

    That makes no sense whatsoever. iMessage is designed to work with both phone numbers and Apple IDs.

  • 17. Re: Charges for imessage?
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,380 points)

    This is not true at all. I have a Verizon iPhone and have never been charged for iMessages sent to another iPhone, regardless of carrier.

  • 18. Re: Charges for imessage?
    Vertafore Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Meg, check your bill. I have only used iMessage for the last month and, according to MyVerizon app, I have used 843 texts. If I choose "detail," it shows them as "Mobile to Mobile" texts. How else do you explain why these are noted here and show up on my Verizon bill. Maybe you use a different billing center / system than I do, but I have no reason not to be truthful about this.

     

    I have changed the desitination of the receiver to their Apple ID as it was going to their VZW phone number. I'll let you know if it continues to up the counter as it has.

  • 19. Re: Charges for imessage?
    Vertafore Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And, of course if you're not using it the way I was (sending to another Verizon customer, addressing the message to their mobile phone number) you may not have been billed.

  • 20. Re: Charges for imessage?
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,380 points)

    Yup, I only send using phone numbers and no, I've never been billed except when iMessage has failed. On rare occasions, the message goes out as iMessage (shows blue bubble), fails and then gets sent as an SMS. The bubble turns green and there is a legend underneath that it was then sent as SMS.

  • 21. Re: Charges for imessage?
    adri.carbo10 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Guys!!! use AppleID in iMessage instead of your phone number. I was charged by Verizon bc if you use your number you will be charged if the other person uses another carrier, such as AT&T. Once I transferred to use my appleID there were no more charges

  • 22. Re: Charges for imessage?
    C4RLOCO Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Think about iMessage like Whatsapp or Touch App, they are routed through your Data plan, Meaning no additional charges unless you already max out your montly qoute.

  • 23. Re: Charges for imessage?
    Leann O. Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)

    Nonsense. I constantly message people on other carriers from my phone number and have never been charged for iMessages to them.

  • 24. Re: Charges for imessage?
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)

    adri.carbo10 wrote:

     

    Guys!!! use AppleID in iMessage instead of your phone number. I was charged by Verizon bc if you use your number you will be charged if the other person uses another carrier, such as AT&T. Once I transferred to use my appleID there were no more charges

     

    If the other person is on a phone other than an iPhone, the message will be sent as a standard SMS/MMS messages and any charges per your cell plan will apply.

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