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Does iMessage work between iPhones in different countries?

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Oct 18, 2011 8:04 AM

Since iMessage works by sending the text through the internet, I was wondering if it would be possible to "iMessage" someone in a different country. I would believe this should be possible taking into account the countless apps already available in the App Store allowing the user to do this. Thanks in advance for any reply!

iPhone 4, iOS 5
  • sechang9 Calculating status...

    I have encountered two different situations.


    1. A friend of mine has an itouch in Korea. She iMessaged my e-mail address that I added under my "Receive At" in my settings. We were able to message each other totally fine.


    2. A friend of mine in korea also has an iPhone 4. She iMessaged me via the same way as above (my e-mail) and her phone number popped up and we were able to iMessage each other totally fine.


    So to answer you question, yes it is possible, just make sure you have your apple id set up in your "Receive At" in your settings.


    My question regarding this is how does the texting rate apply? Or does it apply at all? I also noticed that whenever 3g or wifi signal is very weak, it turns an iMessage into an SMS. Will iMessage send international messages via SMS if 3g or wifi signal is weak? or will it wait and send it as iMessage? I am just worried at the end of the month I am going to get a huge bill for texting internationally

  • ucdesai Calculating status...

    Another important thing to keep in mind is that both the sender and receiver should have upgraded to IOS 5.


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