Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2011 7:26 AM (in response to Trevor Cole)
Turn off "send as SMS" in "settings >> messages"
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2011 7:34 AM (in response to Trevor Cole)
I think the person receiving the text/iMessage must also be on iOS5.. I have been texting with friends who are on an iPhone 4 who haven't upgraded to iOS 5 and it shows the green message box instead of blue......
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2011 7:42 AM (in response to Trevor Cole)
My wife and I are having similiar issues. I have iPhone 4S and she has 4 updated to iOS5. Both w/ iMessage enabled and signed in. Most messages get sent as iMessage but maybe 3 to 5 messages a day will go through as SMS text for no apparent reason. Not quite sure what is the deciding factor in this.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2011 7:47 AM (in response to anilsudhakaran)
Turning off the "send as SMS" setting seems to have fixed the problem. I thought that would eliminate texting to all of my non-iPhone contacts but it doesn't seem to. And now all of my messages to iPhone users are going through as iMessages. I'm even getting the "..." indicator when they're typing.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2011 8:18 AM (in response to anilsudhakaran)
Doesn't this turn off the SMS function completely?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2011 9:05 AM (in response to Trevor Cole)
I am having the same issue. And turning off "Send as SMS" does indeed disable ALL SMS function. It will show that you sent a text (green box) but it will not go through to the recepient. I tried sending an SMS to my other phone to test this. Is there any news on Apple providing an iOS5 update to remedy this? Seems like a very common problem......
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2011 10:57 AM (in response to Trevor Cole)
I'm having this problem also.
Both my wife and I have an iPhone 4 running iOS5, we were texting using iMessage, and it was working but then for some strange reason, the last 3 or so messages we sent got sent as text, but it didn't show them being sent as a text, until you left iMessage, and returned to it.
The problem was, I had sent 2 pictures through iMessage, they got sent as MMS, and I got charged for them.
Apple need to split iMessage from sms, instead of rolling them in the same app, that way you know your in iMessage, and you know when your in sms.
Why apple have decided to leave them in the same app is a mystery.
Sort it out Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2011 2:20 PM (in response to Trevor Cole)
same here. no clue why. does the recipiant need to have wifi or data at that moment?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2011 2:26 PM (in response to Trevor Cole)
I had that problem today with my husband... luckily, after much trial & error, resolved it... we both signed out (apple id) from Settings»Messages... Turned off the iMessages feature... Reset the iPhones... turned on iMessage BUT did NOT use the apple ID (just the phone number) then I went to msg app and deleted all the SMS msgs uptil the last successful iMsg... it worked like a charm... Hope this doesn't happen again. :(
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2011 3:13 PM (in response to Trevor Cole)
This is because your contact is listed as cell instead of iPhone contact. Try changing to iPhone contact and see if that works it did for me
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2011 1:51 AM (in response to Trevor Cole)
I am experiencing the same problem. Turning off SMS does indeed disable the ability to sent text to anyone without an iPhone, you may think it has been sent but it is not received. The way that the contact has been entered as either iphone or mobile makes no difference. Come on Apple, sort this issue, as at the moment I think you are contravening advertising standards.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2011 1:30 PM (in response to Trevor Cole)
Maybe this is happening because you or the other iPhone user is out of 3G or wireless network area?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2011 8:22 AM (in response to Trevor Cole)
these answers are wrong. It is normal for some iMessages to be sent as texts. The "send as SMS" function only happens when then iMessage fails. This will happen if the other iPhone is off. If they are on a CDMA network like sprint or Verizon it will also happen if they are on the phone and not connected to wifi. If you leave "send as SMS" on they will get the message during their phone call. If you turn it off they won't get it until they hang up.