Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 11:02 AM (in response to Jensen Gelfond)
What difference does it make? If it's a iMessage you won't be charged and if it's a regular txt, you will (either via a plan or the regular single txt rate). IF it's an iMessage when you reply, it should then be in blue IF the incoming message is not in blue.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 11:17 AM (in response to Jensen Gelfond)
I think I may have figured it out. When messaging with someone using iMessage, at the very beginning of the conversation there will be a little horizontal bar that says "iMessage" (or will say "Text Message" if it's a txt conversation). Any exceptions are notated under the sent message (which will be also be green instead of blue if it's a txt). I would then have to assume that once that little "iMessage" divider appears, all received messages are via iMessage unless it specifically denotes otherwise.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 11:20 AM (in response to Jensen Gelfond)
It's easier than that. Normal messages are green, iMessages are blue.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 11:22 AM (in response to BobbyBizAssure)
For me, only SENT iMessages are blue. All received iMessages are grey whether they are txts or iMessages. Is this truly not the case for you?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 11:41 AM (in response to Jensen Gelfond)
Right. iMessage is not a one way street, so received messages will always be grey, but if your messages are blue that means that you both are using iMessage, otherwise, your sent messages will be green. So to recap, if your messages are green, you're using your normal text messages, if yours are blue, you are both chatting through iMessage.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2011 7:59 AM (in response to Jensen Gelfond)
So how can I choose in what way a message is send out in order to avoid beeing charged for using SMS?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2011 9:55 AM (in response to Roger Willems)
For me, anyone with an iphone and iOS 5 has been automatically switched to iMessage. However, if you are talking to someone with an iPad, iPod touch, or a Mac, then you need to put the email that they use with their iMessage into their contact and then choose to send them a message and pick their email rather than their phone number. That will designate their text message and an iMessage.
*note: This only works with people that have an apple device. You can't use it for any other device, and they must have iOS 5 installed.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 12:29 PM (in response to Jensen Gelfond)
Since the default for "send as SMS" is ON, there's a good chance that some of the messages between iMessage users are exchanged as SMS. iMessage seems to retry failed delivery only once or twice (if at all), resorting to SMS if the setting is set to ON.