Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 4:35 PM (in response to jayzy)
With the Send as SMS not selected, it should not send as an SMS if you are attempting an iMessage. So, it is not functioning as it should, unless you are selecting send as SMS if the message fails. It should not be doing it automatically. Regular SMS to non-iOS devices should still work.
I suggest as a first troubleshooting to reset the phone. Hold the sleep/wake and home buttons together until you see the Apple logo and then release. Once the phone restarts, see how it works. Of course remember, that both users must have a data connection for iMessage to work, and before hitting Send, you must see the blue button.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 4:43 PM (in response to ChrisJ4203)
Actually this doesn't only happen to me but also my friends. If it's turned off then there is a very very small chance that the iMessage is sending as text. But if it's turned on then it use to send as sms very often once the connection got lost.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 4:46 PM (in response to jayzy)
But if it's turned on then it use to send as sms very often once the connection got lost.
That is what it is designed to do. If you or the other party do not have a solid data connection and attempt to send an iMessage, if it cannot go through and the Send as SMS is selected, it will send the message as an SMS because of the iMessage failure. If it is happening often, then I would tend to believe you are in a bad signal area. Remember, it is not just the senders signal, it is also how strong the receiver's signal is as well.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 5:25 PM (in response to ChrisJ4203)
Thanks for your comment. Maybe we'll just use a different text client like viber or etc