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latinogringo82 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i have both a phone number in Ecuador and one in the USA when i visit and i want people that write me on my ecuadorian account will be able to write me on my USA phone number too. i assume that since you can push i message to otehr devices you could theoretically do so with two iphone or two iphone lines?

 

also does imessage works on edge? like everything else?


iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.1
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    iMessage is not linked to a phone number. It is linked to your AppleID, otherwise it wouldn't work on iPod touch and WiFi only iPads.

     

    iMessage works over any network connection.

  • latinogringo82 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    my understanding would then be that i can indeed have two diferent iphone with the same imessage account as long as i connect to both to my apple id. so if someone writes me at one phone number it should push itself to my other phone number too?

     

    thanks for the info! good to know it will work on edge too, i was worried since it didnt mention anywhere and my country has a lot of spots where only edge works.

  • iinami Level 4 Level 4 (1,405 points)

    Julian Wright wrote:

     

    iMessage is not linked to a phone number. It is linked to your AppleID, otherwise it wouldn't work on iPod touch and WiFi only iPads.

     

    iMessage works over any network connection.

     

     

     

     

    are you sure about that? if so, that will stink for me and the millions of others that have one apple id, but 3 family members with different devices.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (42,705 points)

    Apple IDs were never meant to be used in that way. I realize lots of people do it, but that's not the way it was meant to be. The Apple ID is intended to be personal. Your stuff... Your contacts, your calendars, your apps, your music. The only reason to do it otherwise is to share music and/or apps between multiple people. Strictly speaking, this is a violation of the license agreement, though I don't know of anyone who's ever gotten dinged for it. You are allowed to put apps and music on multiple devices, but that's largely because of the assumption that you will not be using the same app on 2 different devices at the same time or listening to both your iPhone and your iPad at the same time.

     

    If you have husband, wife, and child all using the same Apple ID, what happens when the child grows up and leaves home? They can't use your Apple ID forever, and they can't keep using the apps purchased on your ID if they start using their own...

  • latinogringo82 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am sure that there is a workaround bc i dont think is crazy to thinkthat you would share your apple id with your wife. but i guess the only people that knows that is apple and the ones that have ios5 in beta. i guess next week we will find out. i would assume that i could also work like facetime where it doesn thave to be link to eveything.

  • iinami Level 4 Level 4 (1,405 points)

    you know more about all of this then me, but...while i trust my 12 year old daughter implicitly, i just don't feel she should have her own apple id. as a matter of fact, we have a macbook pro and we just bought one for her for her 13th birthday (haven't given it to her yet) but while at the apple store we were told by more than one genius that we SHOULD use the same itunes account. when she leaves for college or whatever, hey she's on her own of course. now that i think about it, why would apple let us facetime with one macbook pro, 2 iphone 4's and 1 ipod touch 4g with the same apple id if they thought it was wrong? again, i defer to your knowledge but i don't get it. oh yeah, one more thing...with the new pricing announced yesterday which apparently was designed to get the ma and pa kettle types to buy an iphone, apple can't expect them to get all different id's and stuff, can they?

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (42,705 points)

    Doing things like using facetime between devices with the same ID isn't really a problem, and even sharing apps and music, whether it's technically a license violation or not, isn't a problem.

     

    There's no requirement that iOS 5 devices sync with iCloud. You should be able to continue syncing things exactly the way you are doing it now. iMessage is going to be interesting, though. We'll have to see how it's going to handle things once it's publicly available. Since it's still covered by NDA, I doubt we'll get an answer before Wednesday.  The big difference between facetime and iMessage is that iMessage, if it syncs with iCloud, will duplicate any message sent or received across every device using that Apple ID. It's not clear to me whether you can use a different Apple ID for iMessage than you do for the phone, or whether you can tell iMessage NOT to sync via iCloud.

  • apluchsinger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree, there shouldn't be a problem sharing with a spouse. When I went to the Apple store I asked the best way to go about using an Apple account on the new iPad I wanted to buy my wife. The store clerk asked if we planned on being married for a while yet - we said yes so he told us to go ahead and use one account then. Basically, homeshare does the same thing while maintaining different accounts - except for apps. We may end up going back to using two accounts and purchasing our own apps in order to make everything work bc right now imessage does not recognize the difference between my iPad and my wifes (same username on both). We'll see how documents sync too.

  • 4Runner Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    All my family devices are tied to one Apple ID.  We did that b/c we would consolidate our purchases by syncing via 1 Mac in the house.  So any device could purchase an app/music/whatever, then we would plug it into the main Mac and transfer the purchase to that and then plug in other devices and add to them.  Pain the rear!  I think my example of tedious process above is one reason for iCloud.  So, now with iCloud we should be able to purchase from any device and the other devices would have access without wires.   I thought the only way to tie them all together is if they are all under the same AppleID.  That is how iCloud knows they are related, right?  Makes sense to me.   However, on each device, we use their own @me/@mac email account to setup iCloud b/c each email is tied to that family member but under the master Apple ID for our family.  Each email account has their own contacts, emails, etc.  I thought that was the way to setup.  Shouldn’t this work?  Kind of separate but yet tied together via the 1 Apple ID.  Thoughts?

  • stephaniefromburke Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My iMessage is activated on my iPad but the "send" button is grayed out, even after I've selected a contact and typed a message. Will iMessage work on the original iPad (WiFi only, no 3g)? If so, is there a solution to my problem that I am missing?

  • apluchsinger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Should work. I just found a way to enter in a different email address into imessage on each device too. After a little while we got imessage working between two different divices, all under the same "parent" account.

  • apluchsinger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried a couple of scenarios to see if I could replicate this. One thing to check, is the recipient name highlighted in blue? If not, they haven't registered with iMessage yet and that would be why the send button is greyed out.

     

    iMessage is working on my iPad 1 (WiFi only) without any troubles.

  • damienfromalexandria Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How do you send iMessage TO an iPad? Everyone tells me to send message to the Apple ID email. The problem is that I can only type numbers in the send to box. Even selecting contact from addressbook I can only choose a phone number, not the email. So for the iPad I can send iMessages to an iPhone but not to iPod or iPad becasue these devices dun hv a number.

  • carboncow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Then why did Apple allow the setup of additional email addresses (which doesn't work for me). You can link your imessage to a unique email even within the same apple account for uniqeness.

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