Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 8:35 AM (in response to jacqueline 51)
how imessage works is if the contact is online and have imessage installed the sms is sendt as IM rather then sms this save you money
if the contact is not using imessage or is offline it's sendt as sms this cost you a bit of money
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 8:46 AM (in response to Rudegar)
I understand what you are saying and my contact is not using imessage ( she does not have an iphone ) my problem is the send button is greyed out, and in don't get the option to send as sms. I have tried to turn off imessage on iPad and can't ! I can text this contact from my iPhone 4s, no problem. So for I DISLIKE this ipad mini
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 9:02 AM (in response to jacqueline 51)
The messages app on an iPads does not suypport SMS messaging. Period. You can only send text messages to other iOS users who have set up an address in Messages. SMS is only supported on iPhones.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 9:39 AM (in response to James Ward4)
thank you, that sure clears things up ! I'll quit racking my brain trying to get it to work. I am DISLIKING IPAD more and more !
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 5:29 AM (in response to jacqueline 51)
if the person has smartphone with viber, skype - you can chat for free too that way, without smsing.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 11:37 AM (in response to jacqueline 51)
I can confirm the Ipad Mini can NOT send or receive SMS text messages - even when it's connected to a 3G cellular network. The cellular number of the nanosim card is pretty much useless.
To send an SMS Text message you need access to a SMS text messaging gateway on the Internet. Some cellular carriers allow sending SMS text messages when logged in online with a user account.