Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to thebirdman7)
Its either the signal could not find the phone you sent it too because the other phone was off or out of signal, or the other phone is not an iphone. If it is an iphone you are sending it to, then the first part is your issue and there is nothing that can be done. One other thing, doe sthe person with the iphone have imessage turned on?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 6:22 AM (in response to chrisfromgastonia)
I'm not sure you read my post correctly. I am in a lengthy conversation and SOME of my messages will be texts. Some of them are also sent as iMessages. This means that I am conversing with an iPhone and that they have iMessage turned on. iMessaging a non-iPhone would is obviously impossible. So, it is a phone that I was sending iMessages to and at some point they changed over to texts but I didn't notice because I was in a conversation and assumed they would keep sending as iMessages. In my view, it should notify you or something if you've just sent an iMessage to someone and then a few seconds later you send another message and it turns out to be a text. It makes it rather difficult to use since you have to verify every single time your reply is indeed being sent as an iMessage.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 6:25 AM (in response to thebirdman7)
Often happens to me when I am in an elevator, subway or forrest. If you loose 3G or Wifi signal (or the receiver looses the signal) the messages will be send as a text Message.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 7:17 AM (in response to thebirdman7)
Its because of low signal either from your phone or the recipients phone. Happens all the time.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 8:54 AM (in response to chrisfromgastonia)
I have the same problem, and for testing, I tried sending an imessage to my wife's iphone while she was sitting right next to me. Both phones showed strong WiFi signals. The message went as text! A moment later, she replied with imessage, and THEN my send button turned blue.
As someone else said, if imessage is so undependable, it's virtually worthless. Use Viber instead!