Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2013 11:56 AM (in response to MacHead555)
iPads do not send SMS messages, so short of finding a third party that does so, you can't force it to send anything but iMessages.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2013 1:43 PM (in response to James Ward4)
Ah, of course... thanks for the reminder.
So basically I'm stuck until Apple fixes IOS as it worked without issue before 7.0.4.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2013 7:39 AM (in response to MacHead555)
Honestly I'm running iOS 7.0.4 on an iPad and 2 iPhones. Have numerous family and friends in teh same position, with a wide variety of devices. iMessages is working fine. It isn't something for apple to fix. you need to troubleshoot your devices. this might be a good place to start: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2755
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2013 11:07 AM (in response to James Ward4)
What worked for me to get iMessage back is to 'Forget' my WiFi network and then re-establish it. I don't think it's syncing properly, but at least it's working on the iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2013 6:02 PM (in response to MacHead555)
Having the same issue after the iOS 7.0.4 update. iMessages stall with the progress bar at about 90% when sending, then fail. Very frustrating. Everything worked fine for me prior to the update.
Also FWIW, I seem to able to send messages no problem if I disable iMessage in the settings. Seems like a bug to me.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2013 10:43 PM (in response to newcastlelmj)
After waiting a bit, it is now syncing perfectly.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2013 11:49 AM (in response to MacHead555)
Thanks for the replies from all. The first issue was that I don't have a cellular iPad (I forget) so of course I could not turn off iMessage as I did on my 5s.
The real issue was that when my Wife's 5s was upgraded from IOS 7.0.3 iMessage was disabled. This did not happen on my 5s or my Daughter's 5s so I didn't expect it.
So, check to make sure that iMessage is enabled after upgrading from 7.0.3 to 7.0.4.